Film, Video TR speaking at the dedication of Roosevelt Dam, 1911 Theodore Roosevelt speaking at the dedication of Roosevelt Dam, 1911

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Title
TR speaking at the dedication of Roosevelt Dam, 1911
Other Title
Theodore Roosevelt speaking at the dedication of Roosevelt Dam, 1911
Summary
On March 18, 1911, TR spoke at the dedication of the Roosevelt Dam. Providing irrigation for the Salt River Valley area of the territory of Arizona, the dam is largely the result of TR's reclamation efforts while President. On driveway along top of dam, TR, officials, and crowd look intently over the side of the dam. TR has probably just pushed the electric switch opening the sluice gates on the dam's northern slope. Long shot of TR addressing crowd, with the following officials identified behind him on platform: territorial Governor of Arizona, Richard E. Sloan; Louis C. Hill, engineer in charge of dam construction; and Benjamin A. Fowler, president of the National Irrigation Congress.
Contributor Names
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Sloan, Richard E., 1857-
Hill, Louis C. (Louis Clarence), 1865-1938.
Fowler, Benjamin A.
Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress).
Created / Published
United States : [s.n.], 1911.
Subject Headings
-  Theodore Roosevelt Dam (Ariz.)
-  Dedication services
-  Speeches, addresses, etc., American
-  Dams--Arizona
-  Reclamation of land--Arizona
-  Salt River Valley (Gila County and Maricopa County, Ariz.)
-  Salt River (Gila County and Maricopa County, Ariz.)
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Short films
Silent films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  Copyright: no reg.
-  Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt, Governor Richard E. Sloan, Louis C. Hill, Benjamin A. Fowler.
-  Duration: 0:19 at 18 fps.
-  Sources used: Sloan, Richard E., ed. History of Arizona. v. 2, 1930:316-322; Arizona republican, Phoenix. 3/18/1911:1-2; 3/19/1911:1; P&P portrait file.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Roosevelt Memorial Association purchased from Lyman Howe. Slightly out of frame.
-  viewing print and non-viewing pos pic; Received: ca. 1967; preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
-  Received: 1967; transferred to LC from National Park Service, NPS acquired from RMA, RMA purchased from Lyman Howe; slightly out of frame throughout; transferred to safety from LC nitrate at USDA lab: 5/1968.
Medium
viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 9 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
non-viewing pos pic. 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 9 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FAB 0956 (viewing print)
FRA 5921 (non-viewing pos pic)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/trmp.4165
Library of Congress Control Number
mp76000124
Online Format
image
video
Description
On March 18, 1911, TR spoke at the dedication of the Roosevelt Dam. Providing irrigation for the Salt River Valley area of the territory of Arizona, the dam is largely the result of TR's reclamation efforts while President. On driveway along top of dam, TR, officials, and crowd look intently over the side of the dam. TR has probably just pushed the electric switch opening the sluice gates on the dam's northern slope. Long shot of TR addressing crowd, with the following officials identified behind him on platform: territorial Governor of Arizona, Richard E. Sloan; Louis C. Hill, engineer in charge of dam construction; and Benjamin A. Fowler, president of the National Irrigation Congress.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/mp76000124
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The following films are made available here with permission from the Theodore Roosevelt Association, P.O. Box 719, Oyster Bay, N.Y. 11771 (Internet address: [email protected]):

The Story of the Panama Canal [1]
T. R.'s Return from Africa, 1910 [2]
A Visit to Theodore Roosevelt at His Home at Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, L.I., 1912
Roosevelt, Friend of the Birds [1]
The Roosevelt Dam [1]
The River of Doubt [2].

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Roosevelt, Theodore, Richard E Sloan, Louis C Hill, Benjamin A Fowler, and Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. TR speaking at the dedication of Roosevelt Dam, 1911. [United States: s.n, 1911] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mp76000124/. (Accessed May 29, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Roosevelt, T., Sloan, R. E., Hill, L. C., Fowler, B. A. & Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. (1911) TR speaking at the dedication of Roosevelt Dam, 1911. [United States: s.n] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mp76000124/.

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Roosevelt, Theodore, et al. TR speaking at the dedication of Roosevelt Dam, 1911. [United States: s.n, 1911] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/mp76000124/>.