During the summer of 1915, Theodore Roosevelt, much like nations across Europe, was discovering who his true friends were. Learn about TR's libel suit, travels in the Canadian Rockies, and Roosevelt's approaches to dealing with the law, the theme for this year's symposium.
It's that time of year again! Every summer interns from around the country join us in our work on the TR Digital Library. We often ask them to share their experiences in the blog. Aimee Duchsherer examines and reflects on documents from the Margaret Sanger Papers Project.
There are some documents you read that are just so much fun. The person writing the letter is so passionate about what they are saying that you just can’t stop reading. For me, this letter is one of these.
One of the wonderful aspects about archival research (and cataloging archival collections!) is discovering things about which you knew nothing. Many people know about TR’s efforts in the peace talks to end the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). That war ended with the Treaty of Portsmouth, which was mediated by TR. Not so many people—maybe especially not Americans—have heard about the Peace of Marblehead.