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Join us this September for Theodore Roosevelt and the Law,

our 10th Annual Theodore Roosevelt Symposium, including a live, spontaneous Trial of Theodore Roosevelt.


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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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.


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 August 2015

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A Happy 90th Birthday to Mount Rushmore


In March of this year, Mount Rushmore began a year of celebration marking its 90 years of history. Artist Gutzon Borglum had his work cut out for him in creating a truly monumental piece of art. One of the most interesting letters in the Arizona Historical Society collection is written by Borglum to Eleanor Roosevelt.

National History Day 2016

With this research guide for teachers and students, we get a head start on the projects the 2015-16 school year may bring. This year the theme of National History Day is “Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange in History."


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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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt writes his son Kermit and describes life with five grandchildren in ...

Red for danger,-stop!

Red for danger, - stop!

Illustration shows a young couple in an embrace in a wooded area during Autumn, with Cupid perch...

Goodbye to Teddy Jr., he's off to the east

Goodbye to Teddy Jr., he's off to the east

Article describing the feast that was thrown for Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. as he lea...


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Digitization Update August 2015

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