RIDGEWOOD, New Jersey - April 24, 2001 -- AIL Newmedia Publishing announced today that it has developed and produced the Theodore Roosevelt Centennial Gubernatorial CD-ROM for the Theodore Roosevelt Association and the State of New York. This CD edition will be distributed to all schools, libraries, and academic institutions in New York State.
On May 8th, 1998 at Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay, New York, Theodore Roosevelt's home, Governor George E. Pataki signed a proclamation establishing the Temporary Commission to commemorate the governorship of TR. The proclamation stated: "?At the dawn of another century, as we recall Theodore Roosevelt's vibrant life and robust populist legacy with admiration and affection, it is uniquely fitting that we mark the anniversaries and achievements of his career during the pivotal years of 1899 through 1900 in a manner that brings his story into sharper focus?" This CD-ROM is part of the Commission's efforts to bring TR's "story into sharper focus."
Accordingly, this CD edition includes the Theodore Roosevelt Cyclopedia, last published in 1989 and two volumes of TR's gubernatorial papers, Public Papers of Theodore Roosevelt, Governor 1899 and Public Papers of Theodore Roosevelt, Governor 1900, both of them published 100 years ago. There are only a few copies left of these books, which are very important in understanding not only TR's years as Governor of New York but also his entire career and his philosophy of life and government. The Cyclopedia gives Roosevelt's thoughts and opinions in his own words, alphabetically and by subject, and contains well over 4000 quotations. Three major speeches from Edison's original cylinder recordings have also been digitized the first time for this edition.
Steven Kingsley, who managed this project for NewMedia Publishing, states:
"Our aim has been to faithfully convert these rare historical records and the Cyclopedia into easy to distribute and use digital equivalents on a multimedia CD. Now students, scholars, public officials, and everybody else interested in TR's works and achievements have the opportunity to learn, listen to, or find quotes to use on their computer at any time."
While it is less well known or appreciated, Theodore Roosevelt was also the first pro-labor, anti-monopoly and pro-environment Governor and President, who promoted laws and created commissions to abolish child labor, limit daily working hours to eight, build safe factories and, of course, created the predecessor of today's national park system.
The Theodore Roosevelt Association was established in 1920 by an act of Congress, to preserve and promote the works and ideals of TR. It is located in Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY and its web site can be visited at www.theodoreroosevelt.org. This CD-ROM is available through them to any individual or public and private organization. Their phone number is 516 921-6319 for further inquiries.
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