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Gone on Safari. Be Back in a Year.

Apr 27, 2012

Theodore Roosevelt posing with a dead hippopotamus 

On March 23, 1909, Theodore Roosevelt embarked from New York, headed for Africa and a year-long safari, the longest break Roosevelt had taken from public life in decades.

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Posted by Krystal Thomas on Apr 27, 2012 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

The Morison Letters

Apr 25, 2012

Imagine reading every communication someone ever wrote and selecting a small sample to represent their life and achievement. Now imagine doing that with Theodore Roosevelt’s voluminous writings. This daunting task was undertaken in the mid-20th century, initiated by the Roosevelt Memorial Association.

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Posted by Sharon Kilzer, Clay Jenkinson and Krystal Thomas on Apr 25, 2012 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

The Bad Lands Cow Boy

Apr 23, 2012

Learn about this newspaper which called Little Missouri and Medora, North Dakota, home at the same time Theodore Roosevelt did in the 1880s.

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Posted by Krystal Thomas on Apr 23, 2012 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)  |  Share this post

New Digital Library Release - Progressive Party Minutes!

Apr 19, 2012

Today, we released of all the Progressive Party minutes included in the Theodore Roosevelt Papers at the Library of Congress in the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library! Learn more about what is included in these new items and how you can find them in our digital library.

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Posted by Krystal Thomas on Apr 19, 2012 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Torpedo Boat Alice

Apr 16, 2012

In 1902, Alice Roosevelt launched Emperor William's new yacht. Her success was not only a boon to German-American relations but made the eighteen year old budding socialite a global sensation.

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Posted by Grant Carlson on Apr 16, 2012 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

A Future President Visits to Celebrate a Former One

Apr 12, 2012

In 1958, the United States threw a yearlong centennial birthday party for Theodore Roosevelt and Dickinson held its first Theodore Roosevelt Symposium. Its first speaker was a young senator from Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy.

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Posted by Krystal Thomas on Apr 12, 2012 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

The Hurrahs

Apr 10, 2012

Picture Letter from Theodore Roosevelt, date unknown 

Theodore Roosevelt’s picture letters to his children are quite famous. However, did you know that he didn’t stop writing them even after his children were all grown and adults themselves?

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Posted by Krystal Thomas on Apr 10, 2012 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post