Explore the timelines for important dates in TR’s personal and political life, military career, publications, hunting and exploration trips, as well as his time in Dakota Territory.
Fritz R. Gordner was introduced to presidential collecting as a child. Fritz and a friend went down to Indianapolis campaign headquarters and passed out buttons for Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson. When they got home, they lined all of the buttons up on the rug. That urge to collect has grown into a Theodore Roosevelt collection that includes hundreds of postcards, campaign buttons, banners, and assorted items including a Toby jug, and a Roosevelt bank.
To view items from the collection, please click here.
For more information on Fritz’s collection, please click here to read the full transcript of an interview conducted by Pamela Pierce, digital library coordinator, with him.