Finding aid created by: --
Date: ca. 1970
|3 Jun 2008||conversion to EAD, addition|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.|
|Title:||Theodore Roosevelt Collection|
|Quantity:||1.0 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Outgoing correspondence, photographs, articles, speeches by and about Roosevelt; miscellaneous memorial material.|
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), also known as "Teddy," was the twenty-sixth President of the United States and a leader of the Republican Party and of the Progressive Movement. His public service career included serving as Governor of New York, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and vice president to William McKinley, whom he succeeded as President upon McKinley's assassination in 1901. His reformist policies, collectively referred to as the "Square Deal", have led historians to view him as one of the ablest presidents and an icon of the Progressive Era. In addition to his political achievements, he was a historian, naturalist, explorer, author, and soldier.
The Theodore Roosevelt Collection consists of outgoing correspondence, photographs, articles and speeches by and about Roosevelt, including some produced for memorial services, and a small amount of miscellanea.
Correspondence, ranging from 1882-1918, is largely from Theodore Roosevelt, with a small amount of routine family correspondence included. Family represented: Edith Kermit Roosevelt (wife), Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (son), Ethel Roosevelt (daughter), and Corinne Roosevelt Robinson (sister). One of the most interesting family letters is from Edith, Sept. 22 (no year), referring to Roosevelt's surprise at his sudden elevation to the office of President of the United States.
Of special interest are the bound transcripts of an extensive exchange between Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924). Running from 1884-1918, the letters are titled, "Secret history of man and events through his entire public career amazingly revealed in intimate epistles," and are heavily political and personal. The letters were published in 1925 by Charles Scribner's Sons as "Selections from the correspondence of Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge, 1884-1918."
The Photographs depict Roosevelt as Rough Rider and on the campaign trail. Family members are present in many of the news photographs.
Writings contains articles and speeches by and about Roosevelt, including numerous memorial tributes and speeches.
Miscellaneous material consists of campaigning itineraries and a photograph of Deadwood, South Dakota Sheriff Seth Bullock, a long-time friend of Roosevelt.
Correspondence is divided into outgoing and incoming. Outgoing is arranged in chronological order, apart from family correspondence which follows. Incoming from others is filed at the end of Correspondence. All other material is in no particular order.
The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
See also the Paul Richards Theodore Roosevelt Collection.
Special Collections Research Center has made a concerted effort over the years to ensure that its manuscript and rare books holdings complement each other. As a result, many of our manuscript collections are supported by books, pamphlets, serials and other items which are cataloged in the Rare Books Collection. Please be sure to search the Classic Catalog for these related materials.
Bullock, Seth, 1849-1919.
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944.
United States. -- Army. -- Volunteer Cavalry, 1st.
Genres and Forms
Politicians -- United States.
Presidents -- United States.
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Theodore Roosevelt Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Bullock photograph gift of Cliff Strait; portions purchased; portions otherwise acquired.
|Box 1||Bound transcripts of correspondence between Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge 1884-1918|
|Box 1||Correspondence, chronological 1882-1918, undated (12 folders)|
|Box 1||Roosevelt, Edith Kermit (wife)|
|Box 1||Roosevelt, Theodore Jr. (son) 1919-1937|
|Box 1||Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt (sister)|
|Box 1||Incoming (of others) (2 folders)|
|Box 2||Album, "Rough Riders," "Campaigning," etc.|
|Box 2||Portraits, "Rough Rider"|
|Box 2||News photos of T.R. Jr., Governor of Puerto Rico|
|Box 2||News photo, return from Europe|
|Box 2||Kermit Roosevelt and wife|
|Box 2||Kermit Roosevelt before committee|
|Box 2||Roosevelt and family|
|Box 2||Mrs. Roosevelt, Christmas|
|Box 2||Edith Roosevelt|
|Box 2||Edith Roosevelt, 78th birthday|
|Box 2||Quentin Roosevelt|
|Box 2||Clarke, John. "Random recollections of campaigning with Colonel Roosevelt," 16pp and sc.|
|Box 2||Finch, Justice Edward. Elegy on New York State Supreme Court Justice John Proctor Clarke 13 Jan 1932|
|Box 2||Roosevelt, Theodore (II). Miscellaneous printed material|
|Box 2||Union League. Proceedings of the Feb. 14, 1878 meeting, "Theodore Roosevelt Sr.: A tribute." New York. Published by request. 1902|
|Box 2||Wolf, C.B. "They 'cust'." 2pp, ts. undated|
|Box 2||"Off to make 93 speeches" clipping|
|General (by Roosevelt)|
|Box 2||T.R. "Duty First." Issued by the Republican National Committee. 1916|
|Box 2||Roosevelt, T. "What T.R. says." From the Congressional Record 1904|
|Box 2||T.R. "A Decoration Speech." 3pp ts. undated|
|In memoriam (about Roosevelt)|
|Box 2||"Assembly Chamber Memorial Services in honor of the Hon. Theodore Roosevelt" 1919 - invitation|
|Box 2||Order of Service, Memorial 9 Feb 1919|
|Box 2||Butler, Nicholas 6 Feb 1919|
|Box 2||First Reform Church, Albany N.Y. 12 Jan 1919|
|Box 2||Harding, Warren G. 29 Jan 1919|
|Box 2||Hughes, Charles Evans - memorial speech|
|Box 2||NYC Police Department at the opening of the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Room, 300 Mulberry St., New York City 16 Mar 1925 - dedicatory address|
|Box 2||Proctor, Edna - memorial poem|
|Box 2||Republican Club Resolution 20 Jan 1919|
|Box 2||Roosevelt House Bulletin, vol. 1 no. 5, published by Women's Roosevelt Memorial Association|
|Box 2||Stoddard, Henry L. 6-11 Jan 1919 - reprinted from New York Evening Mail|
|Box 2||Wilcox, Ausley 1919 - memorial, reviewed by TR before original publication|
|Box 2||for Gov. Roosevelt undated|
|Box 2||Campaign of 1900|
|Box 2||South Dakota undated|
|Box 2||North Dakota schedule undated|
|Box 2||for Sunday, Sept 16, 1900|
|Box 2||Wyoming schedule undated|
|Box 2||Colorado schedule undated|
|Box 2||South Dakota schedule undated|
|Box 2||Tour of President to Pacific coast 1 Apr - 5 Jun 1903|
|Box 2||Bullock, Seth undated - sheriff of Deadwood, South Dakota and friend of T.R.; pictured with cowboys|