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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1454.36

Theodore Roosevelt scrapbook


Scrapbook belonging to American president Theodore Roosevelt, includes years at Harvard College and first year as member of the New York State Legislative Assembly.


  • Creation: 1876-1881


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted: fragile; consult curatorial staff.


.5 linear feet (2 volumes)

Collection includes: correspondence, clippings, playbills, programs, and other printed ephemera from Roosevelt’s years at Harvard College, including admission, grading, and graduation documents and autograph examinations in Natural History; and items from his first year as a member of the New York State Legislative Assembly.

A few items have been moved to a separate folder [volume 2] due to preservation concerns.

Biographical / Historical

Theodore Roosevelt was the twenty-sixth president of the United States.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

43M-827. Deposited by the Theodore Roosevelt Estate; received: 1943.

Related Materials

This material is part of the Harvard College Library’s Theodore Roosevelt Collection. For context see: Theodore Roosevelt Collection: manuscripts--Theodore Roosevelt papers (HOLLIS: 008177696)

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt.

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Theodore Roosevelt scrapbook, 1876-1881: 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

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, archives, and more. Houghton Library's collections represent the scope of human experience from ancient Egypt to twenty-first century Cambridge. With strengths primarily in North American and European history, literature, and culture, collections range in media from printed books and handwritten manuscripts to maps, drawings and paintings, prints, posters, photographs, film and audio recordings, and digital media, as well as costumes, theater props, and a wide range of other objects. Houghton Library has historically focused on collecting the written record of European and Eurocentric North American culture, yet it holds a large and diverse number of primary sources valuable for research on the languages, culture and history of indigenous peoples of the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

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