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Volunteer Spotlight: Kay from North Dakota

November 30, 2010

We bring you another volunteer spotlight to show you what our volunteers bring to our digital library project. Today's spotlight falls on Kay from North Dakota.

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Colonel Roosevelt Hits the Shelves!

November 23, 2010

Edmund Morris’s third and final installment in his biographical series on Theodore Roosevelt hits bookstores everywhere today.

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Posted by Krystal Thomas on November 23, 2010 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Volunteer Spotlight: John from Alabama

November 22, 2010

Continuing to highlight our volunteers and what they bring to our digital library project, we bring you our second volunteer, John from Alabama.

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The Family is Complete

November 19, 2010

Quentin Roosevelt, circa 1904 

On this date in 1897, Quentin Roosevelt was born. The last child of Theodore and Edith, Quentin was considered his father’s favorite.

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Letters to His Children

November 16, 2010

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Quentin Roosevelt 

Theodore Roosevelt wrote letters to his children during his absences from them, often illustrated with pencil drawings and sketches. Selected letters were collected and published in 1919 as Theodore Roosevelt’s Letters to His Children.

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Volunteer Spotlight: CJ from Texas

November 10, 2010

We are beginning a new series here on the Theodore Roosevelt Center Blog to highlight our volunteers and what they bring to our digital library project. Our first volunteer is CJ from El Paso, Texas.

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The Bull Moose at Bay

November 05, 2010

Hiram Johnson, Roosevelt's running mate in the 1912 election, writes to tell him of the enthusiasm he sees at a California rally for the Progressive Party.  

On November 5, 1912, Theodore Roosevelt was defeated by Woodrow Wilson for the office of president of the United States. It was a defeat that hurt Roosevelt terribly, both personally and as a national figure. Roosevelt understood the Progressive Party, or Bull Moose Party, had brought issues to the attention of the people that needed to be there, whether he won the election or not. However, Roosevelt was at a loss at what to do with himself after the defeat.

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Branding the Western Vote

November 02, 2010

Election Tuesday is the culmination of often a year or more of campaigning for today’s politicians. During Theodore Roosevelt’s career, lengthy campaigning wasn’t the standard.

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Posted by Krystal Thomas on November 02, 2010 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post