Stereographs: Early 3-D Viewing
October 08, 2014
Stereographs became popular in the 1850s, before the dawn of movies, but they were an early step at transporting the viewer away from a current moment and place.
The Art of Cursive Writing
August 28, 2014
There is something about the ability to read the words of our nation’s leaders in their original context – knowing Roosevelt’s hand held the instrument that dispensed the ink that formed those flowing cursive letters – that does seem a little bit like an art.
In His Own Words: Tweedledum and Tweedledee
July 25, 2014
Writing to his son Kermit, President Roosevelt describes his single-stick battles with General Leonard Wood. Commenting on their lack of skill at the sport, he compares their antics to characters from Alice in Wonderland.
Toilets and Trash Cans
July 16, 2014
One of our interns helps us see ordinary structures in extraordinary ways.
Humanizing the Legend of Theodore Roosevelt
October 04, 2013
Meeting the man behind the legend of Theodore Roosevelt was the most fascinating part of this summer for one of our interns. Our interns spent the summer creating and reviewing metadata for items in many different collections of the digital library.
All Things Roosevelt
September 30, 2013
Connections to Theodore Roosevelt may be found in many places throughout the world. One of our interns shares her experience of making Roosevelt connections while working with the items in our digital library.
Get Action; Do Things; Be Sane
August 04, 2013
The title quote from TR is well known, mostly for the first and second phrases. However, the third is sometimes what the staff at the Theodore Roosevelt Center reach for.
Permission to Publish
June 11, 2013
At the TR Center, our primary goal is to share the entirety of works related to Theodore Roosevelt with the public, but often the Center is not able to publish items online because they are still under copyright.
The Theodore Roosevelt Papers at the Library of Congress
December 11, 2012
The Library of Congress Manuscript division houses the Theodore Roosevelt Papers, which make up a large portion of the digital library.
Follow the Trail of Letters
October 04, 2012
It is satisfying to link together seemingly unconnected items within our digital library. One of our interns describes making connections like this while working with items from the Progressive Era.