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Street, Julian, 1879-1947
Julian L. Street Papers on Theodore Roosevelt
Public Policy Papers
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1915-1939 (mostly 1915-1919)
2 boxes
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-2


Julian L. Street (1879-1947) was a novelist and essayist especially noted for his writing and expertise about food and wine. He was also a friend and great admirer of Theodore Roosevelt. Street's papers on Theodore Roosevelt are composed of correspondence, the majority being letters from Roosevelt to Street, as well as copies of articles, clippings, and other related materials which Street collected and prepared for a book of manuscript materials documenting his association with Roosevelt.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Street's papers on Theodore Roosevelt are composed of correspondence, the majority being letters from Roosevelt to Street, as well as copies of articles, clippings, and other related materials which Street collected and prepared for a book of manuscript materials documenting his association with Roosevelt. Also included are Street's title pages for each section and descriptions by Street of most documents that provide explanations of references within the letters and related events.

Initially, the majority of the correspondence is concerned with articles by Street about Roosevelt, including "The Most Interesting American," and also includes copies of those articles. This type of material is found throughout the papers. Beginning in October 1915, other correspondence concerns invitations to Street for social visits with the Roosevelts. Their correspondence also includes frequent mentions about Roosevelt's views on the nation's preparedness for war, the need for the United States to enter World War I, and criticisms of Wilson's policies to stay out of the war. Other subjects of conversation include the Republican National Convention in 1916 and the campaign of John Purroy Mitchel for New York mayor in 1917. Additionally, the papers include correspondence from Edith Roosevelt, typically brief acknowledgements of gifts Street sent them or of visits.

The papers also contain materials related to Roosevelt's death in 1919. These include Street's reflections upon Roosevelt's last days and a memorial article he wrote for Collier's. It also includes several articles written by others who knew Roosevelt about his legacy, and correspondence between Street and political, military, and literary figures about Roosevelt, the leadership of the Republican Party, and contributing materials for this book of manuscripts that Street was compiling. Also included are photographs of Roosevelt delivering speeches, with family, friends, and political and military figures, images of his home, portraits, and images of his funeral.


The papers remain in their original order, as arranged by Street for binding. The order is approximately chronological.

Collection Creator Biography:

Street, Julian, 1879-1947

Julian Street (1879-1947) was an American author, journalist, enologist, gastronome.

Collection History


This collection was donated by Julian Street, Jr. in April 1963 .

Custodial History

A folder of correspondence materials removed from Julian Street's extra-illustrated copy of Joseph Bucklin Bishop's Theodore Roosevelt and His Times (1920) was originally held in Special Collections, Firestone Library, Princeton University. The papers were transferred to the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library in September 1990.


No materials were separated from this collection during processing in 2008.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Adriane Hanson in 2008. Finding aid written by Adriane Hanson in April 2008.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Julian L. Street Papers on Theodore Roosevelt; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-2

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Related Materials

A collection at the Mudd Manuscript Library of particular relevance to the Julian L. Street Papers on Theodore Roosevelt is the Theodore Roosevelt Family Letters to the Russell Family.

The Special Collections Department, Firestone Library, Princeton University holds four collections of relevance to the Street Papers on Theodore Roosevelt: the Julian Street Papers and the Julian Street Collection, both of which contain material related to his literary career, the Booth Tarkington Papers, and the Roosevelt Family Collection. Microfilms of the Theodore Roosevelt Papers are housed in the Microforms Department in Firestone Library. Important collections of the papers of Theodore Roosevelt are available at other repositories, including the Library of Congress, Harvard University, and Cornell University.


The following sources were consulted during the preparation of the biographical note: "Julian Street, 67, Novelist, is Dead." February 20, 1947. The New York Times, February 20, 1947. Materials from the Julian L. Street Papers on Theodore Roosevelt, Box 1; Public Policy Papers, Special Collections, Princeton University Library. Seymour-Smith, Martin and Andrew Kimmens, eds. World Authors 1900-1950. New York: H. W. Wilson Company, 1996.

Subject Terms:
Essayists, American.
Presidents -- United States.
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 -- Correspondence.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 -- Political and social views.
World War, 1914-1918 -- United States.
Genre Terms:
Photographs, Original.
Street, Julian, 1879-1947
United States -- Politics and government.