Grant awarded January 10, 2011
Dickinson State University has established the Theodore Roosevelt Center, which includes both a physical Center and a comprehensive digital library of documents and artifacts of Theodore Roosevelt. The Center has been working to digitize and catalog the Library of Congress holdings of Theodore Roosevelt. In addition, DSU is in the process of digitizing TR’s documents from Harvard College Library and from six sites within the National Park Service related to Roosevelt. All items will be cataloged with metadata entries so they are searchable and available to everyone, including students, scholars and the general public, through the Center’s website.
The initial TPS Awareness workshop was held on April 28, 2011 for a group of 20 North Dakotans from museums, parks service, school districts and other agencies. In North Dakota, this professional development opportunity was followed by a two-day Level I workshop for educators on July 17-18, 2012. Working with Dickinson State and the TR collections inspired the TPS Western Region to host the two-day symposium “Theodore Roosevelt and Water in the West” on June 29-30, 2012. Held in the brand new History Colorado Center, educators enjoyed an entertaining evening with Theodore Roosevelt (portrayed by historian Clay Jenkins) and a day-long exploration focusing on the ways in which water has shaped the events, people and history of the West.