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Flashback to the Summer of 1915

Jul 22, 2015

During the summer of 1915, Theodore Roosevelt, much like nations across Europe, was discovering who his true friends were. Learn about TR's libel suit, travels in the Canadian Rockies, and Roosevelt's approaches to dealing with the law, the theme for this year's symposium.

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Posted by Marlo Sexton on Jul 22, 2015 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Better Babies or More Babies?: Theodore Roosevelt, Margaret Sanger, and the Birth Control Movement

Jul 16, 2015

It's that time of year again! Every summer interns from around the country join us in our work on the TR Digital Library. We often ask them to share their experiences in the blog. Aimee Duchsherer examines and reflects on documents from the Margaret Sanger Papers Project.

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Posted by Aimee Duchsherer on Jul 16, 2015 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)  |  Share this post

Peace of Marblehead

Jul 02, 2015

One of the wonderful aspects about archival research (and cataloging archival collections!) is discovering things about which you knew nothing. Many people know about TR’s efforts in the peace talks to end the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). That war ended with the Treaty of Portsmouth, which was mediated by TR. Not so many people—maybe especially not Americans—have heard about the Peace of Marblehead.

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Posted by Mary Frances Angelini on Jul 02, 2015 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

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

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

Denver and Theodore Roosevelt

Apr 29, 2015

When I landed in Denver, I immediately started looking for mountains. Theodore Roosevelt might have done the same thing, aiming to climb the highest peak with whatever fascinating people happened to be in the area.

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

The Pleasure of Discovery and Proximity to History

Apr 27, 2015

Last week I completed research at the Arizona Historical Society in Tucson. The collection is poignant because of the close personal friendship TR had with Patty Selmes, John Greenway, and Robert Ferguson. This level of caring didn’t extend just from TR. It was shared by Kermit, Archie, Alice, Ted, Ethel, Quentin, and Edith Roosevelt. Here are some of the items in this collection:

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Apr 27, 2015 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Justin Timberlake and Theodore Roosevelt

Mar 30, 2015

At last night’s iHeartRadio Music Awards, Justin Timberlake accepted the Innovator Award with words from Theodore Roosevelt.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Mar 30, 2015 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Following the TR Trail in New York

Mar 20, 2015

Last week the TR Trail heated up for me, literally and figuratively, as I traveled to New York City to seek out more Roosevelt items for the digital library.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Mar 20, 2015 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post
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