Archibald B. Roosevelt Interview, February 15, 1977


Gyongyver "Kitty" Beuchert and John Rhea



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Archibald B. Roosevelt discusses his childhood experiences living in the White House, and he recalls attending early Boone and Crockett meetings with his father, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. Archibald Roosevelt describes serving in the military during World War One before being transferred to the Oregon National Guard. He talks about numerous hunting trips with his father, which included traveling to Arizona for mountain lions and Alaska for caribou. He discusses how his father influenced his later interest in conservation efforts and hunting. Roosevelt recalls how the Club fell apart during World War Two and explained his involvement in its resurgence in 1945. He discusses the Club’s efforts to protect the Key deer and methods they used to track bear migrations. Roosevelt also offers his opinion that American hunters are no longer concerned about conservation, which he believes has negatively impacted the Club.


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Document Type

Oral History


Theodore Roosevelt; John Parker; Dick Benton; Dick Dooby; Charles Trick; Dick Mellon; George Byrd Grinnell; Charles Shelda; Gifford Pinchot; Wildlife conservation; Boone and Crockett Club; Roosevelt family; Military service; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945; Key deer population; Hunting; Wildlife migration

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

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Original Collection

Boone and Crockett Club Oral History Project, OH 297, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 297-001, 002

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (41 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:29:12 minutes

Local Filename

OH_297_001_002.mp3; OH_297_001_002.pdf

Archibald B. Roosevelt Interview, February 15, 1977