Entries Tagged as 'TheodoreRoosevelt'

Friday, February 7th, 2014

New on OASIS in February

Finding aids for nine newly cataloged collections have been added to the OASIS database this month, including a collection of letters by Johann Strauss, scrapbooks from the Theodore Roosevelt collection, and decorative tiles depicting scenes from Shakespeare.

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

2013 Year in Review

It’s been a great year for the Houghton Blog, which attracted more than 35,000 unique visitors during 2013. Let’s take a look back at our ten most popular posts on the year.   10. Reading Ira Aldridge. On the great 19th century African-American actor and expatriate. 9. What’s New: A Digital Harmony. Announcing the digitization [...]

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

New Digitization Roundup, Part VI

With this post we’ve now caught up on Houghton’s digitization for the 2012-2013 fiscal year; look for future updates coming soon, and remember that you can click on the Digitization tag for all our blog posts on the subject. Highlights in this post include an expose of the 19th century impostor known as Princess Caraboo, [...]

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Myths debunked: Sadly, Theodore Roosevelt never rode a moose

Many of Theodore Roosevelt’s adventures seem like something out of a tall tale: he survived an assassination attempt; nearly died while exploring the Amazonian jungle; and became the first president to drive a car and fly in a plane; among many others. Despite having been a larger-than-life figure, this is one thing that TR never [...]

Friday, August 30th, 2013

New Digitization Roundup, Part II

This week’s roundup includes an unfinished manuscript by Alexandre Dumas, a 1609 Shakespeare quarto, and the uncut 7-volume manuscript of an early-20th century utopian novel.

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

New on OASIS in August

Finding aids for six newly cataloged collections, and preliminary box lists for two recent acquisitions, have been added to the OASIS database this month, including documents concerning Thomas Carlyle’s bequest of his library to Harvard.

Friday, July 19th, 2013

You’ve Got Mail: Theodore Roosevelt as comic artist

Despite the many demands of being president, Theodore Roosevelt found time to regularly write to each of his six children while they were away at school or visiting friends. Tailored to match each child’s interests and personality, TR’s letters are filled with descriptions of family pets, siblings’ antics, and his own many adventures (which make [...]

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Auspicious Debuts: Birdwatching with a future president

Theodore Roosevelt is perhaps the most prolific American president, having published over forty books and numerous articles during his life. His very first publication was significantly less august than his later writings: a four-page pamphlet titled The Summer Birds of the Adirondacks in Franklin County, N.Y., co-written with his friend Hal Minot and published in [...]

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

You’ve Got Mail: “It takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose”

The process of campaigning for the position of U.S. president can be an arduous one. For Theodore Roosevelt, the 1912 presidential campaign very nearly turned deadly. TR had already served two presidential terms, from 1901-1908. Despite claiming he would never again seek that office, TR was not terribly eager to retire from public life. His [...]

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Theodore Roosevelt Scrapbooks Digitized

[thanks to Alison Harris, Roosevelt Project Cataloger/Metadata Specialist, for this post] Houghton’s collaborative digitization project of the Theodore Roosevelt manuscript materials with Dickinson State University in North Dakota includes 11 scrapbooks. The scrapbooks were particularly tricky to capture due to both the fragility of the newspaper clippings themselves and their often unwieldy size when unfolded. [...]