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Herbert R. Strauss Collection of Theodore Roosevelt papers
5 linear feet (5 boxes) of material consisting of manuscripts, photographs, and memorabilia of Theodore Roosevelt, including 3 autographed cartoons by John T. McCutcheon.
Biographical Historical Note
Newspaper political cartoonist John T. McCutcheon was born near South Raub, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. He was the younger brother of novelist George Barr McCutcheon, writer of the Graustark books. John McCutcheonght attended Purdue University, where he worked with typographer Bruce Rogers on the student newspaper and yearbook. He worked at the Chicago Morning News (later named the Chicago Record) and then at the Chicago Tribune from 1903 until his retirement in 1946. McCutcheon was the first President of the Chicago Zoological Society from 1921 until 1948, overseeing the construction, opening and early years of Brookfield Zoo.
Related collections: John T. McCutcheon Collections, Chicago History Museum; John T. McCutcheon Papers, Bruce Rogers Papers, George Ade Papers, Fanny Butcher Papers, Carter H. Harrison IV Papers, Little Room Records, Newberry Library; John Tinney McCutcheon Cartoons, Northwestern University Library, Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections; Horace Spencer Fiske Papers, University of Chicago Library; Indiana Society of Chicago Records, University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives; Charles Gates Dawes Papers, Evanston History Center.