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

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From the Train to the Heart

train to the heart

Recently, the Theodore Roosevelt Center has digitally published many of these 1903 speeches. Some of the speeches are short, some of them are long, but they all seem to echo the same language as President Roosevelt recalls his experiences ranching or summarizes the qualities that make America great.

Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt’s America


In Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt’s America, Ian Tyrrell highlights the complexity of preserving nature in the midst of empire building.

TR Connects the Northern Plains and Desert Southwest

Grand Canyon

Theodore Roosevelt never lived in Arizona. Of course, he passed through the state, appreciated its natural wonders, and basked in the sunshine as many people do. He didn’t call the state home, as he did North Dakota and New York. However, a treasure trove of TR related items resides in the Arizona Historical Society.


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.

Digital Library

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Letter from George E. Green to Theodore Roosevelt

Letter from George E. Green to Theodore Roosevelt

George E. Green complains about his treatment, and the treatment of his business associates, dur...

The fleet protects the nation - Prudential Life Insurance protects the home

The fleet protects the nation - Prudential Life Insurance protects the home

A fleet of steam-powered warships sails past the Rock of Gibraltar. The illustration is labeled,...

Letter from Joseph Bucklin Bishop to Theodore Roosevelt

Letter from Joseph Bucklin Bishop to Theodore Roosevelt

Joseph Bucklin Bishop congratulates Theodore Roosevelt on his inauguration. Bishop also requests...


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