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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Presidential Speechwriting

Over the past couple of months, we have published a number of Theodore Roosevelt’s speeches, given during his two-month trip across the United States in 1903. Roosevelt traveled coast to coast – to Chicago and Milwaukee, on to Minneapolis and Bismarck, to Des Moines and St. Louis (for the World’s Fair), and on to Denver, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle, and back.

In His Own Words: TR Dresses for a Hike with John Muir

TR and Muir

Theodore Roosevelt prepares for a hike with John Muir.

Additions to the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library

Digital Library

As the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library grows, we realize the need to add tools to make it more useful. Through input from users and from our own experience using the site, we are continually dreaming up new and better features. Today we are proud to announce the following additions:


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 Walter L. Cohen to Henry C. Payne

Letter from Walter L. Cohen to Henry C. Payne

Walter L. Cohen writes Postmaster General Payne to explain that the Louisiana Republican pa...

Letter from Richard Bartholdt to Theodore Roosevelt

Letter from Richard Bartholdt to Theodore Roosevelt

Missouri Representative Bartholdt invites President Roosevelt to meet with Otto F. Stifel and Fr...

The round-up

The round-up

Overview of cattle herding and the operations of a cattle ranch.


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Digital Updates

Digitization Update March 2015

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