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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In His Own Words: Children's Delight on Christmas Morning


Theodore Roosevelt describes his children's delight on Christmas morning in 1890.

Reading with Roosevelt in January: Alice in Wonderland

What do Theodore Roosevelt, Africa, and Alice in Wonderland all have in common? Read our Reading with Roosevelt selection in January to find out. We will start 2015 by looking at the Lewis Carroll classic, originally published in 1865.

Walking through a Winter Wonderland with Anna Karenina in Hand

boat thieves

Winter walks can be tricky. Looking at the story of Theodore Roosevelt and the boat thieves can provide a few pointers to keep in mind.


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 George E. Green to Theodore Roosevelt

Letter from George E. Green to Theodore Roosevelt

George E. Green complains about his treatment, and the treatment of his business associates, dur...

The fleet protects the nation - Prudential Life Insurance protects the home

The fleet protects the nation - Prudential Life Insurance protects the home

Illustration shows a fleet of steam-powered warships sailing past the Rock of Gibraltar labeled ...

Letter from Joseph Bucklin Bishop to Theodore Roosevelt

Letter from Joseph Bucklin Bishop to Theodore Roosevelt

This letter from Joseph Bucklin Bishop congratulates Theodore Roosevelt on the Inauguration. Bis...


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Digitization Update November 2014

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