Prior to the Presidential Records Act, presidential records were considered the private property of the President.
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.
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.
Elbert Hubbert’s essay turned Andrew Summers Rowan into the 20th century equivalent of a viral celebrity. But what happened to him?
"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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.