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Republican National Convention of 1904

Aug 29, 2016

As the United States prepares for the 2016 presidential election in November, and the national conventions for both the Republican and Democratic parties held in July are a recent memory, I have been sifting through documents in the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library that pertain to the time period leading up to and shortly after the 1904 Republican National Convention in Chicago. Because of the timing, I couldn’t help but ponder similarities and differences in our own era.

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Posted by Kip Thorson on Aug 29, 2016 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Notes from the National Park Vagabond: On the Road with the TR Center

Jun 01, 2016

The 23 parks that TR created are scattered throughout the American west, so I will be on the road, when my time and budget allows.  Who knows what might be out there?  I will keep you posted on my travels and what I find along the way.

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Posted by Valerie Naylor on Jun 01, 2016 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Naylor Joins TR Hunt

May 18, 2016

Happy 100th birthday to the National Park Service! This year the TR Center is joining with Valerie Naylor to hunt out the TR related collections in parks dedicated by him. 

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Posted by Pamla Kukla on May 18, 2016 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

2016 TR Symposium Image: The Infamous and Famous

Apr 11, 2016

The 2016 Theodore Roosevelt Symposium will examine Roosevelt as a campaigner. The official symposium image shows Silver Dollar Tabor, a young lady almost as (in)famous in the West as Theodore Roosevelt.

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Posted by Judy Nolte Temple and Pamela Pierce on Apr 11, 2016 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Wisdom for this election year

Jan 19, 2016

Roosevelt’s article discusses the impact of words and how we as a people can be led by them and hurt by them. He asks his readers to look honestly at the power of words and think about their impact.

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Posted by Pamla Kukla on Jan 19, 2016 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Introducing Pam Kukla: New TR Center Outreach and Office Coordinator

Jan 11, 2016

The Theodore Roosevelt Center welcomes Pamla Kukla as Outreach and Office Coordinator.

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Posted by Pamla Kukla on Jan 11, 2016 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

TR In His Own Words: Roosevelt Points Duty for New Year

Dec 31, 2015

Theodore Roosevelt writes a New Year’s address telling the American people they must make sacrifices at home in order for the war to be won. He includes a statement his son Ted Roosevelt made to his troops. 

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Dec 31, 2015 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Toiling Women, Booker T. Washington, and What to Write About Edith

Dec 17, 2015

Today the TR Digital Library published 248 new items. Below are some highlights from the newly published documents.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Dec 17, 2015 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Christmas in Italy with Donkeys

Dec 10, 2015

On January 6, 1870, Theodore Roosevelt wrote to Dora and Thomas Watkins about the Christmas he spent in Rome with his family.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Dec 10, 2015 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Theodore Roosevelt and James Andrew Drain

Dec 03, 2015

We often hear from descendants of those with whom TR corresponded regarding original letters that have been passed down in their family. Recently, Mark Bardenwerper contacted us about a series of such letters to James Drain. Theodore Roosevelt’s relationships were sometimes based on his passions for reading and hunting. His relationship with James Andrew Drain, president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), was one of those connections.

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Posted by on Dec 03, 2015 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post
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