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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Thedore 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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Food and Theodore Roosevelt


This week people across the country will sit down, reflect on lives well-lived, and then eat. Theodore Roosevelt’s life was also shaped by food and the people he chose to have at his table.

In His Own Words: President Theodore Roosevelt Defends Business Policies

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President Theodore Roosevelt defends his business policies, including: the creation of the Department of Commerce, the ending of the Anthracite Coal Strike, and bringing suit against the Northern Securities Company.

Writing About Theodore Roosevelt for National History Day

This year the theme of National History Day is “Leadership & Legacy in History.” It only makes sense that our nation’s 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt, rich in leadership and legacy, should come to mind. If you choose to complete a research project on Theodore Roosevelt, here are a few links that will help you out.


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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Advisory Board

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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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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Digitization Update October 2014

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