Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library at DSU publishes 25,000th item

December 18, 2014

Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library publishes 25,000th item

The Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library at DSU celebrated its third anniversary Nov. 14 by publishing its 25,000th item online at www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org. The most-recent published items include a thank-you letter to Minnesota Congressman Charles Lindbergh — father of the famous aviator — an endorsement of a Massachusetts law restricting the hunting of ducks and geese to a 3½-month season, a defense of his presidential administration’s policies toward business, and a photograph of Roosevelt with two of his sons. The TRC at DSU created the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library, which contains digitized documents and artifacts from the Library of Congress, Harvard College Library, the National Park Service, and others. Nearly 300,000 visitors have visited the website to date.

Operation Gratitude benefits from DSU partnership

DSU leaders have collaborated with the university’s business club and Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program (TRHLP) to ship 214 pounds of leftover Halloween candy to Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit which sends care packages to United States military personnel. To make the donation possible, a volunteer committee which ran the university’s Halloween event, the business club, and TRHLP partnered to donate, organize and ship the boxes.

DSU students raise $1,221 for neediest local youth

Sixty-nine students in DSU’s Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program raised $1,221 from two silent auctions for the Dickinson Backpack Program, a new initiative designed to help the neediest students in Dickinson Public Schools. The TRHLP donation is the first organizers have received from a university. Proceeds will purchase supplies needed to fill 250 grocery bags with food staples delivered anonymously to student lockers in Dickinson every week.