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Speech at Throop Polytechnic Institute, March 21, 1911 (the "one-hundredth man" speech)

Roosevelt visited the Throop campus for two days, March 21-22, 1911, and gave two lectures. (He had at this time already concluded his two terms as president of the U.S.) The first lecture includes a passage concerning technical education in the United States refering to the "one-hundredth man" who is to become more broadly educated, both in science and in culture. This passage has been excerpted in slightly varying versions, including the one used in the Caltech Catalog's historical sketch. The complete version of Roosevelt's lecture is titled "A Zoological Trip Through Africa." It is printed in full in the Throop Bulletin of July 1911.

The excerpt on the "one-hundredth man" may be found in other places as follows: Throop Bulletin, April 1911; with a statement by President William Howard Taft in the Throop Bulletin, April 1912; and with Taft's remarks under the title "Two Presidents at Throop Institute," printed on a large flyer (oversize location). An account of Roosevelt's visit and the full text of his remarks may also be found in newspaper accounts preserved in a TPI clippings scrapbook, 1910-1914.

ID: 1988-00830
Roosevelt, Theodore

Creation Mar. 21, 1911


Topics: Throop

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