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Who's Hungry?

Jan 31, 2012

Autographed dinner menu, May 26, 1896. MS Am 1541 (293). 

Not everything in our collections is a letter or a telegram or a picture. We have lots of different resource types from school homework to calling cards to, a personal favorite, menus.

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Posted by Krystal Thomas on Jan 31, 2012 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

…Save the Nation from Ourselves!

Jan 26, 2012

An election year is upon us, as is the centennial celebration of the 1912 presidential elections, one of the most historic presidential races in American history.

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Posted by Krystal Thomas on Jan 26, 2012 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Hero Told to Oversee!

Jan 24, 2012

Some wordplay on Roosevelt's name to catch a glimpse at an early 20th century pastime!

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Posted by Grant Carlson on Jan 24, 2012 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Talking Across the Ocean

Jan 18, 2012

January 18, 1903 was a cold, clear night at the Marconi station at Wellfleet, Massachusetts when Guglielmo Marconi transmitted the first trans-Atlantic wireless radio message from Theodore Roosevelt to King Edward of Great Britain.

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Posted by Krystal Thomas on Jan 18, 2012 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Preserving the Grand Canyon

Jan 11, 2012

On January 11, 1908, President Roosevelt used the Antiquities Act to set aside over 800,000 acres of land in Arizona and declared the Grand Canyon a national monument.

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Posted by Krystal Thomas on Jan 11, 2012 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

The Man Vying for the Presidency...

Jan 09, 2012

In the 1904 election cycle, Lyman Abbott used the Outlook magazine to present a portrait of President Roosevelt.

Cover of the Outlook, October 29, 1904

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Posted by Sharon Kilzer on Jan 09, 2012 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Moxie: Vigor; Verve; Pep

Jan 05, 2012

Theodore Roosevelt Moxie Advertisement 

Moxie was one of the companies who tried to harness Theodore Roosevelt's popularity to sell their products. However, they neglected to ask him before doing so.

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Posted by Grant Carlson on Jan 05, 2012 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post