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Volunteer Spotlight: Kiley Folgert

Feb 25, 2015

The Heritage and Research Center outside of Yellowstone National Park recently hosted an Archives Blitz. From a pool of applicants, a few were chosen to take part in processing collections over a matter of days. In the most recent Archives Blitz, one of our very own, highly skilled, Theodore Roosevelt Center digital library volunteers, was invited to take part. Meet Kiley Folgert, who has shared her experience (and snowy Roosevelt Arch photo) with us.

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Posted by Kiley Folgert on Feb 25, 2015 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

In His Own Words: Prairie Firefighting Technique

Feb 23, 2015

Theodore Roosevelt reveals a strange prairie firefighting technique used in the Dakotas.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Feb 23, 2015 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

The Man in the Arena

Feb 19, 2015

Oscar watchers this coming Sunday will see something more than Vera Wang gowns and Neil Patrick Harris singing and dancing. They will be able to watch the beginning of a new story, one that is taking place outside of the movies. Cadillac will officially debut their new ad, “The Arena.” The advertisement uses the text of Theodore Roosevelt’s 1910 “Citizenship in a Republic” speech given at the Sorbonne in Paris.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Feb 19, 2015 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Coin Collecting, TR, and American History

Feb 18, 2015

During President’s Day celebrations, people reflect on their favorite men who have held the top office. TR still ranks highly on those lists. He also has a strong following among coin collectors. Susan Schwartz, a team member at International Precious Metals and a passionate collector of coins, stamps, and all things American history, recently gave an interview to the Theodore Roosevelt Center.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Feb 18, 2015 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Love of North Dakota

Feb 12, 2015

Valentine’s Day can be a lackluster holiday. It’s February, skies are gray, and drugstores filled with candy and cards just don't do it for a lot of people. However, Valentine’s Day can be an opportunity to celebrate a love of place. Here is a selection of insights about Theodore Roosevelt’s love for North Dakota.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Feb 12, 2015 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

In His Own Words: Address of President Roosevelt to the School Children at Sioux Falls, S.D., April 6, 1903

Feb 09, 2015

“I want you to work and play, and when you play and when you work, to remember a rule that I heard given by a great football captain in one of the big football teams."

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Feb 09, 2015 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

TR and Blue Bloods: A Fingerprint on Pop Culture

Feb 05, 2015

CBS police procedurals are normally not where you expect TR to appear. However, we all know that our man pops up in the most unexpected of places.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Feb 05, 2015 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Address of President Roosevelt at Bloomington, Illinois, June 3, 1903

Feb 02, 2015

Theodore Roosevelt tells an anecdote from his days living in the cow country.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Feb 02, 2015 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post