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Presidential Records as Personal Property

Oct 06, 2018

Prior to the Presidential Records Act, presidential records were considered the private property of the President.

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Posted by Gina Risetter on Oct 06, 2018 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Pinkertons on the Case Part 2

Oct 02, 2018

On December 30, 1905, nearly five years after Frank Steunenberg left office as Governor of Idaho, a bomb rigged to the gate of his house killed him.

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Posted by Gina Risetter on Oct 02, 2018 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Pinkertons on the Case Part 1

Sep 26, 2018

On January 2, 1906, former Governor Frank Steunenberg was laid to rest in the state of Idaho in a public ceremony. He had been murdered by a bomb nearly 5 years after he left office.

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Posted by Gina Risetter on Sep 26, 2018 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)  |  Share this post

A Message to Garcia, Part 4 - But what ever happened to…

Sep 17, 2018

Elbert Hubbert’s essay turned Andrew Summers Rowan into the 20th century equivalent of a viral celebrity. But what happened to him?

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Posted by Laura Le on Sep 17, 2018 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Ruzvelt Sez Spel Az Yu Pleez

Sep 13, 2018

"Had President Roosevelt declared war against Germany, he could not have caused more agitation in Washington,” a reporter for the Washington Times wrote in August 1906. What did Roosevelt do?

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Posted by Hannah Gramson on Sep 13, 2018 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

A Message to Garcia, Part 3 - The Real Culprit(s)

Sep 10, 2018

Remember I said that I never liked reading Hubbard’s essay? Something about it always disturbed me. It turns out, many of my peers in the military feel the same way about the message that A Message to Garcia sends.

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Posted by Laura Le on Sep 10, 2018 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

A Message to Garcia, Part 2 - “The Name is Rowan. Andrew Rowan.”

Sep 06, 2018

Andrew Summers Rowan, a man who made maps, spoke Spanish, wrote a book about Cuba, and was basically a spy is chosen to carry the message to Garcia. Who was he really?

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Posted by Laura Le on Sep 06, 2018 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

A Message to Garcia, Part 1

Aug 24, 2018

A former naval officer turned archivist discovers a reference to the essay "A Message to Garcia" in the Theodore Roosevelt papers. It elicits an unusual reaction.

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Posted by Laura Le on Aug 24, 2018 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Theodore Roosevelt: A Career Told Through Political Cartoons

Sep 07, 2017

The cartoons of the early twentieth century are often dense with meaning, and a lot can be learned about popular perceptions of political leaders and events by studying the way they were depicted in cartoons.

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Posted by Tracee Haupt on Sep 07, 2017 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Theodore Roosevelt's Network of Correspondents

Sep 05, 2017

This summer the TR Center has eight interns working across the U.S. and from Scotland. Each intern is producing a digital humanities project. Jessica Kincaid worked on a large-scale analysis of Theodore Roosevelt's correspondents. 

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Posted by Jessica Kincaid on Sep 05, 2017 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post
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