The Roosevelt Study Center
The Roosevelt Study Center (RSC) in the Netherlands was founded in 1986 by the Roosevelt Institute, the Theodore Roosevelt Association, and the Province of Zeeland to promote the study of American history in Europe where few resources exist for understanding the American past. The RSC now possesses the largest collection outside the United States of books, microfilms, and films related to the Roosevelt era.
The Roosevelt Study Center staff on September 19, 1996. From left to right: Jaap Kooijman, Mieke van Thoor, Kees van Minnen (Director, RSC), Leontien Joosse, Hans Krabendam
As a living memorial to the legacy of Franklin, Eleanor, and Theodore Roosevelt, the RSC serves as a research library and conference center for European scholars and students of American History. Its microfilm collections provide European scholars with primary materials they would otherwise have to cross the Atlantic to find.
The Roosevelt Institute assists the RSC in acquiring new books and microfilms, and in organizing conferences and exhibits which bring alive the century in which the United States emerged as a world power.