Theodore Roosevelt papers, 1780-1962 (bulk 1920-1944)

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944


25,000 items.
77 containers.
33 linear feet.
Arranged in ten series. Series 1: Diaries, 1921-1933; Series 2: Family Correspondence, 1858-1962; Series 3: General Correspondence, 1915-1960; Series 4: Special Correspondence, 1898-1960; Series 5: Letters of Condolence and Congratulation, 1934-1949; Series 6: Subject File, 1917-1959; Series 7: Speech, Article, and Book File, 1919-1960; Series 8: Miscellany, 1780-1960; Series 9: Printed Matter, 1894-1959; and Series 10: Papers of Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), 1876-1918.
Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, drafts of speeches and writings, subject files, newspaper clippings, and other papers pertaining chiefly to Roosevelt's service as U.S. assistant secretary of the navy (1921-1924) under Warren G. Harding and secretary of the navy Edwin Denby, as governor of Puerto Rico (1929-1932), and as governor general of the Philippines (1932-1933). Also includes material pertaining to Roosevelt's service in the military during World Wars I and II, activities in organizing the American Legion (1919), participation in the Conference on the Limitation of Armament in Washington, D.C. (1921-1922), role in the presidential campaign of Leonard Wood (1919-1920), race against Alfred Emanuel Smith for governor of New York (1924), and expeditions to Africa and East Asia (1924-1939). The papers reflect the intellectual, political, and social currents of the 1920s and 1930s. Topics include military readiness, outdoor life, political campaigns, Prohibition, Franklin D. Roosevelt, socialism, travel, and veterans' benefits.
Family correspondents include Roosevelt's wife, Eleanor Butler Roosevelt, his father, President Theodore Roosevelt, his brother, Kermit, and other family members. Also includes papers of Eleanor Butler Roosevelt and letters of President Theodore Roosevelt to Marcus Alonzo Hanna and others.
Other correspondents include Joseph Alsop; Stewart Alsop; William Edgar Borah; Pearl S. Buck; Chiang Kai-shek; Calvin Coolidge; Dwight D. Eisenhower; Felix Frankfurter; Robert Frost; Edward Grey, Grey of Fallodon; Warren G. Harding; Charles Dewey Hilles; Herbert Hoover; Frank Knox; Vachel Lindsay; Walter Lippmann; Douglas MacArthur; George C. Marshall; W. Somerset Maugham; John J. Pershing; Gifford Pinchot; Manuel Luis Quezon; Eleanor Roosevelt; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Elihu Root; Henry L. Stimson; Arthur H. Vandenberg; Walter Francis White; William Allen White; and Alexander Woollcott.
Army officer, author, and public official.
Open to research.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Collection material in English.
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