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.

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

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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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On October 30th, archivists around the country will take to Twitter to respond to questions tweeted with the hashtag #AskAnArchivist.

Serious Cartooning: A Suggestion to the Buffalo Exposition;-Let Us Have a Chamber of Female Horrors

Female horrors

This Puck cartoon was published in April 1901, the month before the Pan-American Exposition opened in Buffalo. John Bull, a personification of Great Britain, and Uncle Sam walk a group of world leaders through “a chamber of female horrors.”

Writing Books and Biting Crooks

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So reads the central stanza in Rosemary and Stephen Vincent Benét’s poem about Theodore Roosevelt in A Book of Americans.  Published in 1933, the book takes on figures ranging from the “Indian” to Johnny Appleseed and Sam Houston. The poem dedicated to T.R. falls squarely between Robert Peary and Woodrow Wilson. Each poetic tribute is also accompanied by a woodcut illustration.

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THE TR TIMELINE

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.

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

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Theodore Roosevelt

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Photograph showing Theodore Roosevelt smiling from an automobile.

President Roosevelt speaking to an immense crowd in front of Alamo

President Roosevelt speaking to an immense crowd in front of Alamo

Photograph showing the immense crowd gathered to hear Theodore Roosevelt speak.

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Ireland

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Ireland

President Roosevelt is concerned over rumors of a resumed "pro-Friar agitation." Any American en...

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