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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2995

Hermann Hagedorn papers

Scope and Contents

Includes manuscripts and/or notes and/or correspondence for Hagedorn's works: Roosevelt in the Bad Lands; The Boys' Life of Theodore Roosevelt; Leonard Wood; The Rough Riders, a Romance; Theodore Roosevelt Cyclopedia; The Roosevelt family of Sagamore Hill. Also includes drafts of various poems, plays, and autobiography: The great Teddy, The hyphenated family, Walking buffalo, The bomb that fell on America, The one-and-onlies. Also with letters from Learned Hand and carbon copies of replies; excerpts from a 1917 August 14 interview with Theodore Roosevelt; interviews re Roosevelt women; correspondence with Roosevelt biographer Henry Pringle.


  • circa 1917-1960

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

This collection is offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


4 linear feet (4 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Hermann Hagedorn, biographer of American president Theodore Roosevelt, was executive director of the Theodore Roosevelt (originally Roosevelt Memorial) Association, 1920-1964.


Collection is minimally arranged.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

R332.H12p, R332.H12p2, R110.H121, R700.W85h44, R337.9 H12rp, R060.R67c9p, 90M-18, 98M-63, 2006M-10. Purchases and gifts from various sources, received various dates.

Processing Information

Processed by Adrien Hilton, 2018

Hagedorn, Hermann, 1882-1964. Hermann Hagedorn papers, circa 1917-1960 (MS Am 2995): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
November 1, 2018
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Repository Details

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