Biography and History

Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States--the youngest president in the country's history--and a leader of the Republican Party and of the Progressive Movement. He had five children from his second marriage: Theodore Jr., Kermit, Ethel Carow, Archibald Bulloch, and Quentin. He was the godfather and favorite uncle of Eleanor Roosevelt, whom he gave away in marriage to their fifth cousin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, on 17 March 1905. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States. Elected to four terms in office, he served from 1933 to 1945, and is the only U.S. president to have served more than two terms.

Source: From the finding aid for C1189

  • Roosevelt Family Collection. 1911-1959 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C1189

    Consists of selected correspondence and documents of several members of the Roosevelt family.

  • Roosevelt Family Collection. 1911-1959 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C1189

    Consists of selected correspondence and documents of several members of the Roosevelt family.

  • Theodore Roosevelt Family Letters to the Russell Family. 1881-1925 (inclusive).

    Call Number: MC114

    The Roosevelt and Russell families became acquainted in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, where both had homes. Theodore Roosevelt, a Republican politician, was the twenty-sixth president of the United States. Alexander G. Russell and his son Gordon M. Russell were both Presbyterian pastors, Alexander Russell in Oyster Bay and Gordon Russell in Merchantville, New Jersey. The majority of the Theodore Roosevelt Family Letters to the Russell Family collection consists of personal letters written by Theodore Roosevelt and members of his family to Gordon M. Russell.