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.
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:
Over the past couple of months, we have published a number of Theodore Roosevelt’s speeches, given during his two-month trip across the United States in 1903. Roosevelt traveled coast to coast – to Chicago and Milwaukee, on to Minneapolis and Bismarck, to Des Moines and St. Louis (for the World’s Fair), and on to Denver, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle, and back.
Theodore Roosevelt prepares for a hike with John Muir.
As the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library grows, we realize the need to add tools to make it more useful. Through input from users and from our own experience using the site, we are continually dreaming up new and better features. Today we are proud to announce the following additions: