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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.



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

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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."

Finding the Magic in Postcards


Coming from a background in art, I spent most of my graduate career working in archives at institutions whose focus was primarily in art and photography. So, it is not surprising that I was instantly drawn to the newspapers, postcards, cartoons, and greeting cards because of their visual appeal. While completing a copy-cataloging assignment for the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site Collection, I stumbled upon four postcards that I was drawn to. 

Theodore Roosevelt Center Publishes Images from the Arizona Historical Society

The Theodore Roosevelt Center (TR Center) at Dickinson State University is publishing online images from the Arizona Historical Society. Materials in this collection include correspondence from Gutzon Borglum regarding the creation of Mount Rushmore, letters examining national politics, as well as items relating to the history of the Rough Riders.


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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Card from Escuela Florecio Balacaree to Theodore Roosevelt

Card from Escuela Florecio Balacaree to Theodore Roosevelt

Buenos Aires school children welcome and honor Theodore Roosevelt.

Groton School diploma of Quentin Roosevelt

Groton School diploma of Quentin Roosevelt

Quentin Roosevelt's school diploma from Groton School for completion of "school course." Include...

Hand Shaking at Groton

Hand shaking at Groton

Quentin Roosevelt writes a short commentary of the tradition of hand shaking at Groton School and...


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Digital Updates

Digitization Update July 2015

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