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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Walking through a Winter Wonderland with Anna Karenina in Hand

boat thieves

Winter walks can be tricky. Looking at the story of Theodore Roosevelt and the boat thieves can provide a few pointers to keep in mind.

Books on First Ladies


Recently, I read Ellen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson’s First Ladies by Kristie Miller. In books on Theodore Roosevelt, Wilson does not usually emerge as a full dimensional person. He is the president who refused to take action during World War I and thwarted TR’s great ambitions. In Miller’s book, Wilson emerges as an intellectual with a complicated life that depended on the love of multiple women. Those interested in learning more about first ladies throughout U.S. History can check out the following books:

In His Own Words: TR Stops to Smell the Flowers


Theodore Roosevelt describes picking roses with three of the children.


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."

For Scholars

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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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Letter from Andrew Snouder to Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt

Letter from Andrew Snouder to Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt

Andrew Snouder thanks Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt for the donation to the Oyster Bay Free Libra...

Enter 1905

Enter 1905

Illustration shows a cherub representing the New Year 1905 riding on a winged cornucopi...

Theodore Roosevelt's 1912 big stick

Theodore Roosevelt's 1912 big stick

President Roosevelt readies his big stick, labeled "1912," standing above the sleeping form of P...


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Digitization Update November 2014

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