• A 1901 sketch of Theodore Roosevelt taking the oath of office in Buffalo, NY.

    Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural

    National Historic Site New York

Suggested Reading

Guide to the Site: Gives background on the Theodore Roosevelt Site, Pan American Exposition, Theodore Roosevelt, the Victorian Era, and additional references. Available for sale in the Site gift shop.

Reference Library: Over 200 volumes, including Roosevelt family, Buffalo history, architecture and culture, Victorian lifestyles and clothing, and National Park Service publications. Also copies of the Ansley Wilcox scrapbook of 1901 newspaper articles on the Pan-American Exposition, McKinley's assassination, and Roosevelt's 1901 inauguration. Available for on-site research by pre-arrangement.

Suggested Reading:

Adult reading:

McCullough, David, Mornings on Horseback, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1981.

Miller, Nathan, Theodore Roosevelt: A Life, William Morrow Co., New York, 1994.

Morris, Edmund, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Ballantine Books, New York, 1979.

Morris, Edmund, Theodore Rex, Random House, New York, 2001.

Morris, Sylvia Jukes, Edith Kermit Roosevelt: Portrait of a First Lady, Coward, McCann and Geoghegan, New York, 1982.

Roosevelt, Theodore, An Autobiography, Da Capo Press, New York, 1916.

For the Student:

Fritz, Jean, Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt, G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1991.

McCafferty, Jim, Holt and the Teddy Bear, Pelican Publishing, New York, 1994.

Sabin, Louis, Theodore Roosevelt: Rough Rider, Troll Associates, New York, 1986.

Whitelaw, Nancy, Theodore Roosevelt Takes Charge, A Whitman & Co., Morton Grove, IL, 1992.

Also see the Theodore Roosevelt Association's website.

Did You Know?

Theodore Roosevelt on an early airplane.

Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to fly in an airplane. (It actually happened on October 11, 1910, after he left office. He took a brief flight with Arch Hoxsey, a pilot for the Wright Exhibition Team.) More...