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"Theodore Roosevelt" by Elihu Root, 1919
Collection Description & Creator Information
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.
- 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.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No materials were separated from this collection during processing in 2008.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.
- Credit this material:
"Theodore Roosevelt" by Elihu Root; Julian L. Street Papers on Theodore Roosevelt, MC115, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 2
- Street, Julian, 1879-1947