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Observing New York: Today and in TR's Time

May 29, 2015

Today One World Observatory officially opens to the public on top of One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the western hemisphere. Guests will be treated to panoramic views of a truly great city. One World Observatory will also offer complimentary admission to 9/11 family members and the rescue workers who responded to the disaster.

To honor New York and celebrate the opening of the observatory, we take a look at how NYC appeared in TR's time.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on May 29, 2015 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Volunteer Spotlight: Inge Zwart

May 27, 2015

After completing her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences in January 2015, Inge became an intern at the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg. She combines the internship with her work as a Museum Educator at the Zeeuws Museum. She will continue her studies in Public Humanities at Brown University starting in September 2015. 

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Posted by Inge Zwart on May 27, 2015 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

TR's Changing Signatures

May 21, 2015

We get excellent and challenging reference questions at the TR Center every week. However, sometimes we get a query that takes us in a fascinating research direction. Last week we got the following question: What instances has your staff uncovered where TR signed or referred to himself as “Teddy?”

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Posted by Sharon Kilzer on May 21, 2015 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

The Importance of a Good Souvenir

May 14, 2015

This week we published a Theodore Roosevelt Commemorative Razor from the collections of the Inaugural Site. The straight razor commemorates Roosevelt’s succession to the presidency on September 14, 1901.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on May 14, 2015 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

The Craft of Microfilm

May 05, 2015

I started researching in archives as an undergraduate. In grad school, I traipsed through the Library of Congress and Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library. Then I continued volunteering in archives until I entered library school when I started student level positions in libraries. Not once in that nine year time period did I touch a reel of microfilm.

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