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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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Volunteer Spotlight: Inge Zwart


After completing her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences in January 2015, Inge became an intern at the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg. She combines the internship with her work as a Museum Educator at the Zeeuws Museum. She will continue her studies in Public Humanities at Brown University starting in September 2015. 

TR's Changing Signatures


We get excellent and challenging reference questions at the TR Center every week. However, sometimes we get a query that takes us in a fascinating research direction. Last week we got the following question: What instances has your staff uncovered where TR signed or referred to himself as “Teddy?”

The Importance of a Good Souvenir


This week we published a Theodore Roosevelt Commemorative Razor from the collections of the Inaugural Site. The straight razor commemorates Roosevelt’s succession to the presidency on September 14, 1901.


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.

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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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Miss Spring, artist

Miss Spring, artist

Illustration shows Spring as a woman artist wrapped in a diaphanous material, painting a tree wit...

Letter from Alfred Spring to Theodore Roosevelt

Letter from Alfred Spring to Theodore Roosevelt

New York Republican Party leaders prefer a united delegation in favor of President Roosevelt's pr...

Remarks of President Roosevelt at Lake Mills, Wisconsin, April 3, 1903

Remarks of President Roosevelt at Lake Mills, Wisconsin, April 3, 1903

President Roosevelt remarks on the spring weather in Wisconsin and compares it to his time in th...


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Digitization Update April 2015

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