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Join us September 14-16 for our annual symposium

and learn about how Theodore Roosevelt's scientific curiosity, boyish enthusiasm, and love of the outdoors persisted through his hectic life as a public servant.


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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.


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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Latest Articles Index

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

What's New

Theodore Roosevelt's Social Network

Intern Sara Butterfass shares a directory created for future researchers that includes two predefined groups, Cabinet Members and Diplomats.

Theodore Roosevelt and the Growth of the Gridiron

A timeline of Theodore Roosevelt's role in sustaining the game of football.

The Well-Read President

Working in President Theodore Roosevelt's papers this summer, I was impressed with the quantity and variety of books that the man read, despite his busy schedule. 


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 Theodore Roosevelt to Henry Cabot Lodge

Vice President Roosevelt details his feelings about the attempted assassination of President McK...

And still they say he needs protection.

Cartoon shows Theodore Roosevelt standing in front of an American flag wearing his Rough...

Emma Goldman held

The newspaper contains information related to the shooting of President McKinley including an ac...


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