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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1541.9

Alice Roosevelt Longworth family papers


Family papers of Alice Lee (Roosevelt) Longworth, daughter of American president Theodore Roosevelt and Alice Hathaway (Lee) Roosevelt.


  • Creation: 1878-1918
  • Creation: 1878-1918

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.75 linear feet (2 boxes)
.75 linear feet (2 boxes)

Longworth’s correspondence includes letters from Theodore Roosevelt and stepmother Edith Kermit (Carow) Roosevelt. There are also papers of Alice Hathaway (Lee) Roosevelt, including letters exchanged with Theodore Roosevelt, family photographs, and memorabilia relating to her death and Longworth’s birth in 1884; also letters from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha (Bulloch) Roosevelt.

Biographical / Historical

Alice Lee (Roosevelt) Longworth was the daughter of American president Theodore Roosevelt and Alice Hathaway (Lee) Roosevelt.


Organized into the following series:

  1. A. Letters
  2. B. Compositions and miscellaneous documents
  3. C. Photographs
  4. D. Ephemera

Physical Location

All photographs were physically removed to Box 2 for conservation reasons. Placeholder folders may remain in Box 1; see all photographs in Box 2.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

85M-24. Gift of Joanna Sturm; received: 1985-1986.

Related Materials

This collection is part of the Harvard College Library’s Theodore Roosevelt Collection. For context see: Theodore Roosevelt Collection: manuscripts--Roosevelt family papers (HOLLIS: 008186829)

Processing Information

Enhanced with digital content by Alison Harris

Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980. Alice Roosevelt Longworth family papers, 1878-1918: Guide.
Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
Digital content funded by the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University.

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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