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 Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

 summary of resources related to the collection

You may go directly to the collection, Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film, in American Memory.

Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film features 104 films of events in Roosevelt's life from the Spanish-American War in 1898 to his death in 1919. Roosevelt was the first U.S. president to have a large part of his career and life recorded on film. In addition to scenes of Roosevelt, these films include world figures, politicians, monarchs, and Roosevelt's friends and family. The collection also offers four sound recordings in which Roosevelt states his progressive political views.

 special presentations
These online exhibits provide context and additional information about this collection.

Film Chronology of Roosevelt and His Times
Sound Recordings of Theodore Roosevelt's Voice
T. R. on Film
Theodore Roosevelt: The Picture Man
Timeline of Theodore Roosevelt's Life

 historical eras
These historical era(s) are best represented in the collection, although they may not be all-encompassing.

Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915
Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930

 related collections and exhibits
These collections and exhibits contain thematically-related primary and secondary sources. Also browse the Collection Finder for more related material on the American Memory Web site.

American Life Histories, 1936-1940
The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929
Last Days of a President: McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901
Life of a City: New York, 1898-1906
Presidents and First Ladies, 1789-Present
Recordings from World War I and the 1920 Election
The Spanish-American War in Pictures, 1898-1901
Touring Turn-of-the-Century America, 1880-1920

 other resources
Recommended additional sources of information.

Read More About It! - A bibliography

 search tips
Specific guidance for searching this collection.

Search for films by keyword, or by browsing the collection using the Alphabetical Title List or the Subject Index.

Each film has a detailed bibliographic record. Read this information before selecting films to download. Depending upon your computer equipment and the size of the film, download time can be lengthy. For help with search words, go to the Synonym List.

For help with search strategies, see Finding Items in American Memory.

 viewing tips

You can search descriptions and see a still clip of each film without special viewers. However, to run the actual films, or to listen to the sound recordings in the collection, you will need special viewers. For help with viewers, go to How to View Videos and How to Listen to Sound Recordings.

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