The Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound division of the Library of Congress currently preserves and provides access to hundreds of films, radio and television broadcasts. Because of the volatile materials used for the earliest films and recordings, the division has had an active digitization program for many years. Materials from this collection are received from the Library of Congress already digitized and cataloged.
This division of the Library of Congress holds many silent films of Theodore Roosevelt and these will be added to our collection over time. Currently, we hold one item from this collection, a 26 minute 1919 silent film, Through the Roosevelt Country with Roosevelt’s Friends. Filmed by Hermann Hagedorn shortly after Roosevelt’s death, it includes interviews with many of Roosevelt’s acquaintances from his time in the Badlands of North Dakota.
The Theodore Roosevelt Center hopes to add extensively to this collection in the near future.