Monday, June 15, 2015
The Theodore Roosevelt Center (TR Center) at Dickinson State University is publishing online images of a collection from the Newberry Library. The collection includes letters from Theodore Roosevelt to cartoonist John McCutcheon, as well as letters from Edith Roosevelt to writer Octave Thanet.
The TR Center has been creating a digital library of items related to the life and presidency of Theodore Roosevelt since 2008. The latest addition of items from the Newberry Library expands the items available digitally to nearly 30,000.
The Newberry Library is an independent research library, specializing in the humanities and located in Chicago, Illinois. It has been free and open to the public since 1887.
“The Newberry Library has a long tradition of service to scholars and the public,” said TR Center project manager Sharon Kilzer. “They have been great partners in using the new tools of the digital age to make their collections accessible to a wide range of users.”
Visit the Newberry Library collection or browse the TR Center website at http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org to view other memos, cartoons, photos, and letters related to the life of the 26th president of the United States.
The Theodore Roosevelt Center is dedicated to preserving the legacy of America’s 26th president. The Center has undertaken the monumental task of creating a presidential digital library that will serve as a repository for all Roosevelt-related documents, photographs, and ephemera, providing instant access via the internet in a well-organized, comprehensible manner. The Center also hosts an annual Theodore Roosevelt Symposium as well as special Roosevelt-related events, promotes Roosevelt scholarship, and offers student internships.