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 [President Theodore Roosevelt at West Point Military Academy Graduation]

Doris A. and Lawrence H. Budner Collection on Theodore Roosevelt

[President Theodore Roosevelt at West Point Military Academy Graduation], June 11, 1902

 [Colonel Theodore Roosevelt with a Group of Rough Riders Recommended for Promotion]

[Col. Theodore Roosevelt with
a Group of Rough Riders], 1898

Roosevelt's Home

Roosevelt's Home,
ca. 1905-1916

An Unusual Occurrence

An Unusual Occurrence,
ca. 1923

 [President Theodore Roosevelt Being Escorted into Yellowstone National Park by Park Superintendent, Major John Pitcher]

[President Theodore Roosevelt
at Yellowstone], 1903

[Former President Theodore Roosevelt at Cambridge University]

[Former President Theodore
Roosevelt at Cambridge
University], 1910

[President Theodore Roosevelt in Abilene, Kansas]

[President Theodore Roosevelt,
Abilene, Kansas], 1903

Holding library: DeGolyer Library

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About the Collection

The Doris A. and Lawrence H. Budner Collection on Theodore Roosevelt ("Budner Roosevelt Collection"), held by SMU's DeGolyer Library, contains correspondence, ephemera, audiovisual materials, periodicals, newspapers, photographs, and more related to President Theodore Roosevelt. There are also two related collections of prints and photographs. A finding aid to the Budner Roosevelt Collection is available in TARO.

Lawrence and Doris Budner spent over 20 years amassing a collection of books, periodicals, pamphlets, photographs, and ephemera related to the twenty-sixth president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. They began donating their collection to Southern Methodist University in the 1980s. In addition to periodicals from the era of Roosevelt’s presidency, the collection contains records from the Budners’ activities in the Theodore Roosevelt Association, as well as from exhibitions and events on Roosevelt. Also related are the Budners’ collections of Roosevelt books and photographs.

Currently, the prints and photographs from the Budner Roosevelt Collections are being digitized and uploaded into this digital collection. Plans call for items from each series of the collection, described below, to be added, as well.

Holdings and Highlights

The Budner Roosevelt manuscript collection is organized into nine series, and there are two related print and photograph collections:

Series 1: Roosevelt Correspondence Series 2: Roosevelt Ephemera
Series 3: Roosevelt Realia and Audiovisual
Series 4: Periodicals
Series 5: Material on the Budner collection
Series 6: Material on the Theodore Roosevelt Association
Series 7: Roosevelt-related exhibits, events, collections, and other public mentions
Series 8: Miscellaneous information on Roosevelt
Series 9: Miscellaneous

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Items in SMU Libraries Digital Collections are digitized following the nCDS Digitization Guidelines and Procedures. Digital collections are created under the guidelines of the Digital Collections Workflow and Metadata Guidelines, or through specialized metadata profiles tailored for the collection.

Copyright usage terms vary throughout the collection. Each item contains information about usage terms. If SMU does not have the right to publish the item on the Internet, only the item's metadata will be available and the digitized object will be available on a restricted access basis. Such items may only be viewed on campus. When items are available for use, please cite DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University. A high-quality version of these files may be obtained for a fee by contacting

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