Theodore Roosevelt never lived in Arizona. Of course, he passed through the state, appreciated its natural wonders, and basked in the sunshine as many people do. He didn’t call the state home, as he did North Dakota and New York. However, a treasure trove of TR related items resides in the Arizona Historical Society.
The start of a new year at the TR Center means that we get to release new items for publication on our website!
The Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library celebrates three successful years today along with the accomplishment of publishing the 25,000th item online at www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org.
Stereographs became popular in the 1850s, before the dawn of movies, but they were an early step at transporting the viewer away from a current moment and place.
There is something about the ability to read the words of our nation’s leaders in their original context – knowing Roosevelt’s hand held the instrument that dispensed the ink that formed those flowing cursive letters – that does seem a little bit like an art.
Writing to his son Kermit, President Roosevelt describes his single-stick battles with General Leonard Wood. Commenting on their lack of skill at the sport, he compares their antics to characters from Alice in Wonderland.
One of our interns helps us see ordinary structures in extraordinary ways.
Meeting the man behind the legend of Theodore Roosevelt was the most fascinating part of this summer for one of our interns. Our interns spent the summer creating and reviewing metadata for items in many different collections of the digital library.
Connections to Theodore Roosevelt may be found in many places throughout the world. One of our interns shares her experience of making Roosevelt connections while working with the items in our digital library.
The title quote from TR is well known, mostly for the first and second phrases. However, the third is sometimes what the staff at the Theodore Roosevelt Center reach for.