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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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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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No Nation Has a Right Really to Call Itself a Great Nation Unless in a Great Crisis ...


It's that time of year again! Every summer interns from around the country join us in our work on the TR Digital Library. We often ask them to share their experiences in the blog. Erin Roper looks at how history can operate as a source of hope and inspiration.

An Epic Bird Walk: 105 Years Ago Today


On June 9, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt and Sir Edward Grey, British Foreign Secretary, walked without any security or the media along the banks of the River Itchen and into New Forest.

"Let Mr. Booker Washington Marry Teddy's Daughter"


Prior to working with the Theodore Roosevelt Center, I spent two years exploring how early twentieth-century newspapers discussed interracial relationships and issues. So, naturally, when I stumbled across a 1901 letter referring to President Roosevelt’s highly controversial dinner with Booker T. Washington and the response of the press, I was intrigued.


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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Fifth Avenue

Fifth Avenue

Fifth Avenue above 53rd Street in New York City about 1890.

Telegram from Booker T. Washington to Theodore Roosevelt

Telegram from Booker T. Washington to Theodore Roosevelt

Booker T. Washington would like to meet with Vice President Roosevelt and asks if he will be in N...

Report on the New York City post office budget

Report on the New York City post office budget

The writer reports on the budget of the New York City Post Office from 1898 to 1903. The cost of...


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