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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Roosevelt's Contemporaries: William Loeb Jr.


William Loeb, Jr. was the eldest son born to German émigrés in Albany, New York, on October 9, 1866.

Following the TR Trail in New York


Last week the TR Trail heated up for me, literally and figuratively, as I traveled to New York City to seek out more Roosevelt items for the digital library.

TR and Stephen Crane: A Short-Lived Friendship

Cambri Spear, Progressive era researcher and recent Utah State University graduate, completes her examination of Theodore Roosevelt and Stephen Crane's friendship.


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.

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 Seth Bullock

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Seth Bullock

The boys had the time of their lives at the camp and ranch with Seth Bullock. President Roosevel...

Letter from Patty M. F. Selmes to Theodore Roosevelt

Letter from Patty M. F. Selmes to Theodore Roosevelt

Patty M. F. Selmes provides an update on her family and hopes to bring her daughter Isabella to ...

Who can blow the hardest?

Who can blow the hardest?

Photograph showing Quentin and Archie Roosevelt blowing bubbles at Sagamore Hill.


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Digital Updates

Digitization Update February 2015

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