On March 23, 1909, Theodore Roosevelt embarked from New York, headed for Africa and a year-long safari, the longest break Roosevelt had taken from public life in decades.
Imagine reading every communication someone ever wrote and selecting a small sample to represent their life and achievement. Now imagine doing that with Theodore Roosevelt’s voluminous writings. This daunting task was undertaken in the mid-20th century, initiated by the Roosevelt Memorial Association.
Learn about this newspaper which called Little Missouri and Medora, North Dakota, home at the same time Theodore Roosevelt did in the 1880s.
Today, we released of all the Progressive Party minutes included in the Theodore Roosevelt Papers at the Library of Congress in the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library! Learn more about what is included in these new items and how you can find them in our digital library.
In 1902, Alice Roosevelt launched Emperor William's new yacht. Her success was not only a boon to German-American relations but made the eighteen year old budding socialite a global sensation.
In 1958, the United States threw a yearlong centennial birthday party for Theodore Roosevelt and Dickinson held its first Theodore Roosevelt Symposium. Its first speaker was a young senator from Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy.
Theodore Roosevelt’s picture letters to his children are quite famous. However, did you know that he didn’t stop writing them even after his children were all grown and adults themselves?