Film, Video Scenes of Roosevelt Dam

About this Item


  • Scenes of Roosevelt Dam


  • "Panoramic views of the Roosevelt Dam on the Salt River in Arizona: shots include rocky hill above dam, water rushing through portions of dam, and a car being driven on road across dam. Since a flag waves from back of car, film may have been shot at dedication ceremonies, March 18, 1911 at which TR delivered the principal address. The Roosevelt dam, a major irrigation project in the Salt River Valley near Phoenix, is largely a result of TR's land reclamation efforts when he was President"--Theodore Roosevelt Association catalog.

Contributor Names

  • Pathé Frères (U.S.), former owner.
  • Roosevelt Memorial Association, former owner.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • [1911?]

Subject Headings

  • -  Theodore Roosevelt Dam (Ariz.)


  • Film clips
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Duration: 0:51 at 18 fps.
  • -  May have originally been part of a newsreel.
  • -  Roosevelt Memorial Association inventory number RMA 311-08-04.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Sources used: The Theodore Roosevelt Association...catalog, p. 86; Arizona: its people and resources, 1972, p.121-124; Along the Apache trail of Arizona, [191-?].
  • -  Collection transferred to LC from National Park Service in 1967. Previous owners: Pathé; Roosevelt Memorial Association.
  • -  The Theodore Roosevelt Association film collection : a catalog / prepared by Wendy White-Henson and Veronica M. Gillespie. Library of Congress, 1986.


  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FAB 1206 (viewing print)
  • FAB 7627 (viewing print, copy 2)
  • FRA 5932 (dupe neg pic)


  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • mp76000231

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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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:

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].

Permission may be needed from the Theodore Roosevelt Association before using these films for other purposes.

Suggested credit line: Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.

Cite This Item

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Chicago citation style:

Pathé Frères, U.S., Former Owner, Former Owner Roosevelt Memorial Association, and Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. Scenes of Roosevelt Dam. [?, 1911] Video.

APA citation style:

Pathé Frères, U. S., Roosevelt Memorial Association, F. O. & Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. (1911) Scenes of Roosevelt Dam. [?] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Pathé Frères, U.S., Former Owner, Former Owner Roosevelt Memorial Association, and Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. Scenes of Roosevelt Dam. [?, 1911] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.