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.
Booker T. Washington was an educator and African American leader who began life as a slave in Franklin County, Virginia, in 1856. Washington became a prominent speaker and African American spokesman to the white community, which led to a friendship with President Theodore Roosevelt and a controversial dinner at the White House.
Stephanie from Ohio describes Theodore Roosevelt's passion for the natural world, particularly his habit of observing the fauna wherever he happened to be and subsequently writing about it.
As special ambassador of the United States at the funeral of King Edward VII, Theodore Roosevelt may have used his American common sense and disdain for pomp to avoid an international incident.
Every American knows Uncle Sam. He recruits for the Army and occasionally appears on stilts at Fourth of July parades in freakishly long red-and-white striped pants. But did you know that he has international friends? One good friend in particular is John Bull.
One of our interns describes how cataloging in the digital library has allowed her to learn more about Roosevelt’s personality and perspectives, not only through his own words, but through the lives, endeavors, and personalities of his correspondents.
While Theodore Roosevelt's historic image is as permanent and indestructible as the granite carving that places him on the face of Mt. Rushmore, his digital library allows users to see a hidden side of Roosevelt. One of our summer interns shares her pleasure at this discovery.