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COLLECTION — Box: 1 Identifier: MS Am 2985

John A. Gable academic and personal research files on Theodore Roosevelt


Includes: Brown University notebooks: Bull Moose notes, II and IV; lecture notes. Hofstra University course syllabi. Lecture texts, outlines, and class handouts from courses taught at Brown University, Briarcliff College, Long Island University (C.W. Post campus) and Hofstra University (titles supplied by author): Administration of Andrew Jackson; American Revolution; American Revolution as a social movement; America's English history; Civilian Conservation Corps; Colonial period; Constitution; Election of 1828; Election of 1940; European and American background; Federalist era, 1789-1801; Gilded Age; Historiography; Jeffersonian era, 1801-1823; Election of 1824; Monarchy and monarchies today; Political parties; Populist Party; Presidency; Progressive Movement; Progressive Movement and American culture; Progressive Movement in cities and states; Religion; Romantic reform and the counter-culture; Social Darwinism; Social Gospel; Tyler to Buchanan; Warren G. Harding; Whig Party, 1832-1844; Women's suffrage and rights; Woodrow Wilson. Addresses: The Big Stick and the Square Deal (2001?); The man in the arena today and tomorrow (1998); The Progressive Party; The Square Deal (1988); TR's and the new century. Other files: The Bull Moose years—draft of bibliography; Christ Church, Oyster Bay; Famous American series; Historiography of Theodore Roosevelt; TR materials—presidency; Roosevelt family genealogy.

Also Includes Gable's 1965 Kenyon College A.B. thesis"A nineteenth century patrician becomes a twentieth century president: an interpretation of the career of Theodore Roosevelt, 1880-1909".


  • circa 1965-2005

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.75 linear feet (1 box)

Biographical / Historical

Dr. John Allen Gable (1943–2005) served as executive director of the Theodore Roosevelt Association from 1974 until his death in February 2005.



Ownership and Custodial History

Bequest of John A. Gable, 2005.

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Processing Information Minimal description derived from existing records and converted to online finding aid, Betts Coup, 2020.
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Gable, John A. John A. Gable academic and personal research files on Theodore Roosevelt, circa 1965-2005 (MS Am 2985): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 November 16
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Finding aid written in English.

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