The relationship between siblings is always a complicated one. Siblings are often our best friends and they are also often the only people who know how to push our buttons faster than anyone else alive! I know for me, my relationship with my sister has been one of the most rewarding of my life. Theodore Roosevelt’s relationship with his sister, Anna, called by the family Bamie, is a very special one. She was always his great counselor, someone he trusted implicitly. After the death of his first wife and his mother, Theodore trusted Bamie to raise his infant daughter while he headed west, to recover from the loss of two very important women in his life.
One thing I have always loved about archives is that I am never sure what stories I am going to find among their books and pages. In what can seem to be the most boring collections, you can always find a good story or a character among the pages to make your work that much more interesting.
The digital cataloging we do here at the Theodore Roosevelt Center affords the same opportunity of stumbling across a good story. The one I most recently found fascinating was among the pages of the Roosevelt family albums.
The Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University is pleased to announce that Stacy Cordery will join its staff next month as a visiting fellow.
We’re continuing our series here on the Theodore Roosevelt blog to highlight our volunteers and what they bring to our digital library project. Our next volunteer to spotlight is Susan from Dickinson.
Susan grew up in northern Colorado, and began her career after attending college in suburban Washington, D. C. She worked in Virginia, Colorado, and Minnesota before relocating to southwestern North Dakota with her husband in 2008. She is currently the Associate Director of Technology with the Dickinson State University Strom Center in Dickinson.
In the early morning hours of January 6, 1919, Theodore Roosevelt passed away peacefully in his sleep. He had suffered illnesses in the early part of 1918, undergoing surgery to address an abscess and ear infections. After his recovery, Roosevelt had continued working tirelessly to support the American war effort, though worry about his sons at the front kept him from recovering fully. The death of his youngest son Quentin during an aerial battle in July 1918 was the beginning of the end of the Bull Moose.
We’re continuing our series here on the Theodore Roosevelt blog to highlight our volunteers and what they bring to our digital library project. Our next volunteer to spotlight is Sue from Dickinson.
Sue is originally from Fargo, North Dakota and attended North Dakota State University for Music Education. She also has her Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies from the University of Notre Dame. She is currently a teacher in Dickinson Catholic Schools and here at Dickinson State University though she is semi-retired. Sue enjoys reading, baking, traveling, and gardening. Her and her husband Gene have five children and ten grandchildren to keep them busy.