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COLLECTION Identifier: Roosevelt R951.R67t

Theodore Roosevelt clipping scrapbooks


Scrapbooks of clippings about Theodore Roosevelt and his father, with annotations by Theodore Roosevelt Jr. and Edith Roosevelt.


  • 1862-1899
  • Majority of material found in 1881-1899

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.

Conditions Governing Use

Images linked to the finding aid describing this collection are intended for public access and educational use. This material is owned and/or held by the Houghton Library, and is provided solely for the purpose of teaching or individual research. Any other use, including commercial reuse, mounting on other systems, or other forms of redistribution requires the permission of the curator.


5 linear feet (11 volumes (boxed), 1 box loose clippings)
Scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, chiefly from New York City, relating to Theodore Roosevelt and to a lesser extent his father, Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. The scrapbooks include manuscript annotations in various hands, including those of Theodore Roosevelt and Edith Roosevelt. All loose clippings have been removed from volumes, due to fragility, and are stored in a separate box. Loose clippings have been digitally captured in the order they were found between pages.

Cover/spine labels on the albums are in the hand of R. W. G. Vail.

Biographical / Historical

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


Arranged chronologically by volume:
  1. Volume 1: 1862-1874 (T.R. Sr.), 1885-1896
  2. Volume 2: 1881-1883
  3. Volume 3: 1882
  4. Volume 4: 1882-1883
  5. Volume 5: 1882-1884
  6. Volume 6: 1883-1884, 1892-1894
  7. Volume 7: 1884-1891
  8. Volume 8: 1895-1898
  9. Volume 9: 1897-1898
  10. Volumes 10-11: 1899
  11. Box of loose clippings

Physical Location

TRC pf

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Volumes 1-2, 4-5, 7. Gift of Edith Kermit (Carow) Roosevelt (i.e., to the Roosevelt Memorial Association); received: 1923 February 7. Volume 4 also marked: "through the Library of Congress."

The Roosevelt class was originally the major part of the Roosevelt Memorial Library, assembled 1920-1923 by the Roosevelt Memorial Association (since 1953, Theodore Roosevelt Association) and kept at Roosevelt House, the restored Theodore Roosevelt birthplace in New York City, until presented to Harvard University in 1943. Additional items in this class were added by gifts from the association, the Roosevelt family, and others, and by purchase.

Related Materials

See also: Theodore Roosevelt Scrapbook, 1876-1881 (MS Am 1454.36) HOLLIS: 009132861).

For additional scrapbooks on microfilm, 1895-1909, see: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Papers. Library of Congress, 1967 (Film A 88), series 15.

General note

  1. Scrap-books.
  2. Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878.
  3. Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919--1881.
  4. Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919--Assemblyman, 1882-1884.
  5. Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919--Civil Service Commissioner, 1889-1895.
  6. Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919--Police Commissioner, 1895-1897.
  7. Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919--Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1897-1898.
  8. Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919--Colonel of Rough Riders, 1898.
  9. Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919--Governor, 1899-1900.
  10. Gracie, Anna Louisa (Bulloch), 1833-1893, compiler.
  11. Roosevelt, Edith Kermit (Carow), 1861-1948, compiler.

Processing Information

Finding aid reformatted by: Bonnie B. Salt in 2014.
Link to catalog
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Theodore Roosevelt clipping scrapbooks, 1862-1899: Guide.
Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Description rules
Digital content funded by the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University and the Ratus Lee Kelly Fund for Houghton Library.

Repository Details

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