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TR Connects the Northern Plains and Desert Southwest

January 20, 2015

Theodore Roosevelt never lived in Arizona. Of course, he passed through the state, appreciated its natural wonders, and basked in the sunshine as many people do. He didn’t call the state home, as he did North Dakota and New York. However, a treasure trove of TR related items resides in the Arizona Historical Society.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on January 20, 2015 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

New Year, New Items

January 13, 2015

The start of a new year at the TR Center means that we get to release new items for publication on our website!

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on January 13, 2015 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library publishes 25,000th item on Third Anniversary

November 14, 2014

The Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library celebrates three successful years today along with the accomplishment of publishing the 25,000th item online at www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on November 14, 2014 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

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.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on October 08, 2014 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

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.

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Posted by Corrine Luthy on August 28, 2014 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)  |  Share this post

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.

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Posted by Grant Carlson on July 25, 2014 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)  |  Share this post

Toilets and Trash Cans

July 16, 2014

One of our interns helps us see ordinary structures in extraordinary ways.

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Posted by Tiffany Piotti on July 16, 2014 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

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.

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Posted by Katie Sipps on October 04, 2013 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

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.

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Posted by Carole Tristani LaRochelle on September 30, 2013 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

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.

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Posted by Sharon Kilzer on August 04, 2013 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)  |  Share this post