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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Midnight Escapade

Archie and Nick Roosevelt cleverly implicated President Roosevelt when they found themselves in trouble at the White House in November 1903.

Quentin and the White House Gang

Quentin Roosevelt and friend

Today's post was submitted by the Theodore Roosevelt Center's student intern, who is a Communications major at Dickinson State University.


Roosevelt's Contemporaries: Cecil Spring Rice

Cecil Spring Rice was born into an aristocratic Anglo-Irish family on February 27, 1859 in London, England. He met Theodore Roosevelt on a voyage home from Canada, and the two became fast friends. Spring Rice, henceforth called Springie by Roosevelt, served as his new friend’s best man at his wedding on December 2, 1886.


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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The latest in Easter eggs

The latest in Easter eggs

Illustration shows a chicken wearing a beret and a large bow, standing on a nest with four bri...

The peacemaker march

The peacemaker march

Score for a march commemorating President Roosevelt's involvement in the peace talks between R...

Letter from Quentin Roosevelt to Edith Roosevelt

Letter from Quentin Roosevelt to Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt

Quentin Roosevelt writes to his mother about life at Air Service School, his brother Ar...


Digital Updates

Digitization Update: February 2014

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