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Theodore Roosevelt: A Resource Guide

Theodore Roosevelt served as the twenty-sixth president of the United States (1901-09). This guide compiles digital materials at the Library of Congress, external websites, and a selected print bibliography.


The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with Theodore Roosevelt, including the Theodore Roosevelt Papers from the Manuscript Division. Born in 1858 in New York City, Roosevelt was a public official, author, conservationist, United States Civil Service Commissioner (1889-95), assistant secretary of the navy (1897-98), decorated veteran of the Spanish-American War, governor of New York (1899-1900), vice president of the United States (1901) and president of the United States (1901-1909). On September 14, 1901, Roosevelt assumed the presidency upon the assassination of William McKinley. He was reelected president in 1904.

This resource guide compiles links to digital materials related to Roosevelt such as photographs, manuscripts, films, and sound recordings that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on Roosevelt and a bibliography containing selected works for both a general audience and younger readers.