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The Gifts of Quan Yick Nam

Jan 15, 2019

This post explores the connection between Theodore Roosevelt and a man named Quan Yick Nam, a well-known Chinese investigator and translator who helped the NYPD bring down countless criminals in Chinatown

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Posted by Karen Sieber on Jan 15, 2019 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Notes from the National Park Vagabond: Muir Woods National Monument

Jan 07, 2019

National Park Vagabond Valerie Naylor recently returned from a trip to Muir Woods National Monument and Golden Gate National Recreation Area in search of items related to Roosevelt.

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Posted by Valerie Naylor on Jan 07, 2019 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Theodore Roosevelt, Historian

Jan 03, 2019

Our Outreach Coordinator Karen revisits Theodore Roosevelt's address to the American Historical Association in 1912 in preparation for this year's AHA conference.

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Posted by Karen Sieber on Jan 03, 2019 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Theodore Roosevelt and the Narwhals

Dec 20, 2018

Get a glimpse into Theodore Roosevelt's life as a father, from dancing narwhals to solo-parenting while his wife was away.

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Posted by Karen Sieber on Dec 20, 2018 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

The Tramp Millionaire Rabbit Hole

Dec 13, 2018

Sometimes our curiosity sends us down the research rabbit hole, like this story about tramp millionaire George W. Eccleston.

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Posted by Karen Sieber on Dec 13, 2018 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Harry Kellar, Dean of American Magicians

Dec 08, 2018

Read about an excursion with the Roosevelt children and friends to a magic show by famed magician Harry Kellar, and find out if Ethel got back her jewelry after a sleight of hand trick.

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Posted by Karen Sieber on Dec 08, 2018 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Theodore Roosevelt Pie

Dec 03, 2018

Exploring what the Library of Congress's big digitization project means for our work in the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Spoiler alert: there's pie and hyperlinks. 

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Posted by Karen Sieber on Dec 03, 2018 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Political Cartoonist Clifford K. Berryman and the Origin of the Teddy Bear

Nov 14, 2018

Political cartoonist Clifford K. Berryman was not only one of the most influential political cartoonists of his time, but he was also the creator of the teddy bear figure often associated with Roosevelt.

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Posted by Karen Sieber on Nov 14, 2018 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

The Mysterious Case of Lulu B. Grover's Will

Nov 08, 2018

In 1906, a woman named Lulu B. Grover poisoned herself and left her estate, and cat, to President Roosevelt.

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Posted by Karen Sieber on Nov 08, 2018 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Whistle Stop Roosevelt

Oct 14, 2018

Journey with President Theodore Roosevelt to see how he developed themes for policy speeches in shorter remarks given in small towns – usually from the back of his train at the railroad station.

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Posted by Matthew Amyx on Oct 14, 2018 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post
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