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Dare to Compete Against TR in Writing

Feb 09, 2017

I’m fascinated by books and writing. TR’s correspondence offers a glimpse into publication history and who gets to tell a story in print.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Feb 09, 2017 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

El Morro National Monument: Notes from the National Park Vagabond

Jan 27, 2017

El Morro National Monument, established on December 8, 1906, may be the second national monument proclaimed by Theodore Roosevelt after the passage of the Antiquities Act.  (Devils Tower in Wyoming was the first.)  TR established three monuments that day - Petrified Forest, Montezuma Castle, and El Morro.  Nobody knows which he proclaimed first, but the last two superintendents of El Morro have assured me, with a wink, that El Morro must have been the first one of the day.

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Posted by Valerie Naylor on Jan 27, 2017 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

TR and the American Family

Dec 08, 2016

I wonder what TR would say about the state of the American family – and by extension, the state of the country itself – in 2016?

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Posted by Cali Neuberger on Dec 08, 2016 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Theodore Roosevelt's Wild Ride to the Presidency: Part 2

Nov 22, 2016

On September 13, news that President McKinley was failing reached Vice President Roosevelt as he was coming down from the mountain at Lake Tear-of-the-Clouds. News had already taken some time to reach him, but Roosevelt calmly continued to eat his dinner. He had no intention of returning to Buffalo unless he was really needed. Upon receiving another message, he made plans to leave the next day. The last message, received at 10 p.m., indicated that the president was dying, and thus Roosevelt began his famous dash through the night to Buffalo.

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Posted by Ashley Zengerski on Nov 22, 2016 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Theodore Roosevelt's Wild Ride to the Presidency: Part 1

Nov 15, 2016

In 1901, a series of events in Buffalo unfolded that pushed Vice President Theodore Roosevelt into the presidency. This two-part blog post will illustrate the tumultuous turn of events that began at the Pan-American Exposition.

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Posted by Ashley Zengerski on Nov 15, 2016 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

You Can Be Your Own Historian Too

Nov 03, 2016

Historians can use the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library for as many books and theses as they may desire to publish. Yet I am contributing to the presentation of a wealth of primary sources which will make it possible for anyone with a thirst for knowledge to, in a wonderful sense, be their own historian.

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Posted by Rebecca Williams on Nov 03, 2016 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Notes from the National Park Vagabond: Mesa Verde National Park

Oct 28, 2016

Mesa Verde was the first national park set aside primarily for its cultural resources. The previous nine national parks were created for their outstanding scenery or natural resources. Today, there are numerous national parks and monuments set aside for their contributions to our cultural heritage.

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Posted by Valerie Naylor on Oct 28, 2016 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Notes from the National Park Vagabond: Crater Lake National Park

Sep 07, 2016

Crater Lake National Park was established on May 22, 1902. It includes the deepest lake in North America (approximately 1943 feet), and perhaps the cleanest large body of water in the world. The deep blue of the lake is almost unbelievable. If you haven’t seen it in person, I hope you will plan a trip soon.

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Posted by Valerie Naylor on Sep 07, 2016 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Republican National Convention of 1904

Aug 29, 2016

As the United States prepares for the 2016 presidential election in November, and the national conventions for both the Republican and Democratic parties held in July are a recent memory, I have been sifting through documents in the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library that pertain to the time period leading up to and shortly after the 1904 Republican National Convention in Chicago. Because of the timing, I couldn’t help but ponder similarities and differences in our own era.

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Posted by Kip Thorson on Aug 29, 2016 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Notes from the National Park Vagabond: Devils Tower and Jewel Cave National Monuments

Aug 04, 2016

Because many parks do not have adequate museum storage facilities or a dedicated curator, collections from several parks are often stored at central offices or multi-park repositories. Consolidation can ensure that the collections have the proper space and environmental controls, and they can often be tended by one curator.

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Posted by Valerie Naylor on Aug 04, 2016 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post
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