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Julian Street (1879-1947) was an American author, journalist, enologist, gastronome.
Street's papers on Theodore Roosevelt are composed of correspondence, the majority being letters from Roosevelt to Street, as well as copies of articles, clippings, and other related materials which Street collected and prepared for a book of manuscript materials documenting his association with Roosevelt. Also included are Street's title pages for each section and descriptions by Street of most documents that provide explanations of references within the letters and related events.
Initially, the majority of the correspondence is concerned with articles by Street about Roosevelt, including "The Most Interesting American," and also includes copies of those articles. This type of material is found throughout the papers. Beginning in October 1915, other correspondence concerns invitations to Street for social visits with the Roosevelts. Their correspondence also includes frequent mentions about Roosevelt's views on the nation's preparedness for war, the need for the United States to enter World War I, and criticisms of Wilson's policies to stay out of the war. Other subjects of conversation include the Republican National Convention in 1916 and the campaign of John Purroy Mitchel for New York mayor in 1917. Additionally, the papers include correspondence from Edith Roosevelt, typically brief acknowledgements of gifts Street sent them or of visits.
The papers also contain materials related to Roosevelt's death in 1919. These include Street's reflections upon Roosevelt's last days and a memorial article he wrote for Collier's. It also includes several articles written by others who knew Roosevelt about his legacy, and correspondence between Street and political, military, and literary figures about Roosevelt, the leadership of the Republican Party, and contributing materials for this book of manuscripts that Street was compiling. Also included are photographs of Roosevelt delivering speeches, with family, friends, and political and military figures, images of his home, portraits, and images of his funeral.
The papers remain in their original order, as arranged by Street for binding. The order is approximately chronological.
The following sources were consulted during the preparation of the biographical note: "Julian Street, 67, Novelist, is Dead." February 20, 1947. The New York Times, February 20, 1947. Materials from the Julian L. Street Papers on Theodore Roosevelt, Box 1; Public Policy Papers, Special Collections, Princeton University Library. Seymour-Smith, Martin and Andrew Kimmens, eds. World Authors 1900-1950. New York: H. W. Wilson Company, 1996.
A folder of correspondence materials removed from Julian Street's extra-illustrated copy of Joseph Bucklin Bishop's Theodore Roosevelt and His Times (1920) was originally held in Special Collections, Firestone Library, Princeton University. The papers were transferred to the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library in September 1990.
This collection was donated by Julian Street, Jr. in April 1963.
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This collection was processed by Adriane Hanson in 2008. Finding aid written by Adriane Hanson in April 2008.
No materials were separated from this collection during processing in 2008.
- Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 -- Correspondence
- Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 -- Political and social views
- Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
- Essayists, American
- Presidents -- United States
- World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
- Public Policy Papers
- Finding Aid Author
- Adriane Hanson
- Finding Aid Date
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.
(Includes Roosevelt's first invitation to Street to visit Sagamore Hill.)Physical Description
(Letter from Roosevelt to Street after their wives had met.)Physical Description
(Received too late to be included in the reprinted article.)Physical Description
(Street and Brander Matthews organized the opposition to the affiliation.)Physical Description
(Correspondence from the Roosevelts about articles and a visit.)Physical Description
(Includes a brief comment by Roosevelt on President Wilson's policy towards World War I.)Physical Description
(Correspondence between Street and Roosevelt about how Roosevelt could be more effective in his criticisms of President Wilson.)Physical Description
(Correspondence and clippings regarding Roosevelt's attendance of the play's opening night in New York, under the play's original name "The Ohio Lady.")Physical Description
(Paper criticized President Wilson and included a monthly editorial by Roosevelt.)Physical Description
(About Street not getting permission from his editor to do an article on Roosevelt.)Physical Description
(Regarding Roosevelt's position against influencing groups to send delegates to the Republican National Convention.)Physical Description
(Letters from General Wood, Carl Hovey, and William Loeb, Jr. about Roosevelt and the future leadership of the Republican Party.)Physical Description
(Program from the First Presbyterian Church, Yonkers, New York where Street spoke of Roosevelt at their service.)Physical Description
(Includes a copy of his poem "Great Heart" about Roosevelt.)Physical Description
(Speech delivered before the Rocky Mountain Club on October 27, 1919.)Physical Description
(Regarding providing materials for this book of manuscript materials or about Roosevelt.)Physical Description
(Correspondence with legislators and other government officials about Roosevelt and this book of manuscript materials, and a small amount of correspondence with the Roosevelt family.)Physical Description