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.
At the TR Center, our primary goal is to share the entirety of works related to Theodore Roosevelt with the public, but often the Center is not able to publish items online because they are still under copyright.
The Library of Congress Manuscript division houses the Theodore Roosevelt Papers, which make up a large portion of the digital library.
It is satisfying to link together seemingly unconnected items within our digital library. One of our interns describes making connections like this while working with items from the Progressive Era.
Our summer interns, working from their homes in various places throughout the United States, have contributed greatly to our digitization progress. Their efforts are truly appreciated.
Lisa shares the connection she felt living near the Panama Canal while interning for the Theodore Roosevelt Center.
Veronica from Michigan reflects on her experience as a summer intern for the Theodore Roosevelt Center.
The form letter is hardly a new invention. Today one of our interns takes a look at the use of form letters by Theodore Roosevelt and his secretary.