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Theodore Roosevelt: A Resource Guide

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Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, in rough rider uniform, full-length portrait, standing, facing slightly left
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, in rough rider uniform, full-length portrait, standing, facing slightly left.
1 photographic print. 1898.
Prints & Photographs Division.
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Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

This presentation features 104 films which record events in Roosevelt's life from the Spanish-American War in 1898 to his death in 1919. Besides containing scenes of Roosevelt, these films include views of world figures, politicians, monarchs, and friends and family members of Roosevelt who influenced his life and the era in which he lived. Also contains four sound recordings of Roosevelt's voice.

Theodore Roosevelt Papers

This collection contains approximately 276,000 documents (roughly 461,000 images), most of which were digitized from 485 reels of previously reproduced microfilm. Held in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, these papers constitute the largest collection of original Roosevelt documents in the world. The collection contains personal, family, and official correspondence, diaries, book drafts, articles, speeches, and scrapbooks, dating from 1759 to 1993 with the bulk of material from the period between 1878 and 1919.

Theodore Roosevelt Papers at the Library of Congress, 1759-1919

A small preview selection of diary excerpts from the Manuscript Division's collection of Theodore Roosevelt's papers.

Additional Digital Collections

The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920

Documents the historical formation and cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage. The collection consists of books, pamphlets, government documents, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and motion picture footage drawn from the collections of the Library of Congress. "Wilderness Reserves," an essay by Roosevelt in American Big Game in its Haunts; the book of the Boone and Crockett Club edited by George Bird Grinnell, is included. It also includes more than 190 conservation-related proclamations issued by President Theodore Roosevelt.

Printed Ephemera: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera

The Printed Ephemera collection comprises 28,000 primary source items dating from the seventeenth century to the present and encompasses key events and eras in American history. Search the collection to find items related to Theodore Roosevelt such as his 1907 Arbor Day message to American schoolchildren and his 1915 reaction to the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.

U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: "I Do Solemnly Swear..." A Resource Guide

This collection contains approximately 400 items relating to presidential inaugurations, including Theodore Roosevelt taking the oath of office in 1901 and items from his inauguration in 1905.

Words and Deeds in American History: Selected Documents Celebrating the Manuscript Division's First 100 Years

In honor of the Manuscript Division's centennial, its staff selected approximately ninety representative documents spanning from the fifteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. This collection contains a letter containing an illustrated fable that Roosevelt wrote for his son, Theodore Roosevelt Jr.

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