Theodore Roosevelt

The Theodore Roosevelt Center is creating a comprehensive archive

of the papers of Theodore Roosevelt, including more than a million Roosevelt documents: letters, cartoons, photos, films, scrapbooks, diaries, & newspaper articles.



The creation of this immense resource capitalizes on the talents

and contributions of a worldwide network of dedicated individuals. Volunteers at the TR Center play an important part in our work.


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The continued growth of the Theodore Roosevelt Center and the

digital library depends on contributions from groups and individuals, including financial support and donations of TR-related materials.



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Theodore Roosevelt Center Advisory Board, including representatives from the Library of Congress, the State Historical Society of North Dakota, and the National Park Service.


About TR

Statesman, intellectual, adventurer and family man, Theodore Roosevelt lived “The Strenuous Life” with vigor and passion.

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Theodore Roosevelt Biography in Brief

Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States. He was born on October 27, 1858, in New York City and died on January 6, 1919. In the sixty intervening years he lived one of the most strenuous lives in American history.

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Browse our latest articles regarding the people, places and events of Theodore Roosevelt's era and beyond.

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Digitization Update September 2016

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Notes from the National Park Vagabond: Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park was established on May 22, 1902.  It includes the deepest lake in North America (approximately 1943 feet), and perhaps the cleanest large body of water in the world.  The deep blue of the lake is almost unbelievable.  If you haven’t seen it in person, I hope you will plan a trip soon.

Digitization Update August 2016

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Find significant dates in Theodore Roosevelt’s life, both personal and public, including the time he spent in the Badlands of Dakota Territory.

TR's Life at a Glance

The Life of Theodore Roosevelt

Learn about the major events of Theodore Roosevelt's life from his birth in 1858 to his death in 1919.

A Look at TR in the Dakota Badlands

TR in the Badlands

Theodore Roosevelt's time in the Dakota badlands shaped the man he became. It was where, according to TR, "the romance of my life began."

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Learn about the many collections included in the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library, including items from the Library of Congress, Harvard College Library, six National Park Service sites, and more.

Meet our Board of Advisors

Advisory Board

The Theodore Roosevelt Center Advisory Board is comprised of a group of highly talented and dedicated scholars, historians, librarians and educators.

Digital Library

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"Go on! You ask 'em! They can't do more than refuse"

"Go on! You ask 'em! They can't do more than refuse"

Illustration shows the Democratic donkey carrying the "Democratic Dough Bag" and the Republican e...

Letter from Arthur John Giles to Theodore Roosevelt

Letter from Arthur John Giles to Theodore Roosevelt

Arthur John Giles, Secretary of the Federation of Grocers' Associations of the United Kingdom, e...

Dragon Meat

Dragon meat

Illustration shows a knight labeled "The New Congressman" standing on rocks high in the mountain...


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Digitization Update September 2016

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