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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Theodore 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.

What's New

The Most Defiant Devil: William Temple Hornaday and His Controversial Crusade to Save American Wildlife

Gregory J. Dehler’s The Most Defiant Devil: William Temple Hornaday and His Controversial Crusade to Save American Wildlife published by the University of Virginia Press, presents a biography of the early zoologist William Temple Hornaday.

Seeing through Roosevelt's Eyes

Because it is his nature

We received in the mail this week a copy of Michael Canfield’s new book Theodore Roosevelt in the Field, published by the University of Chicago Press. Canfield begins by describing artist John Singer Sargent’s efforts to find just the right pose for his portrait of TR.

New in the TR Digital Library


This week the TR Center published a number of items in the digital library. Here are some highlights from the week’s new items. 


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.

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Change in "Dude Ranch"

Change in “Dude Ranch”

The Eaton brothers have sold the Custer Trail Ranch. They may begin a new hotel in Mont...

"Change about"- the monkey the master

"Change about" - the monkey the master

Illustration shows a monkey turning the crank on an organ labeled "Home Sweet Home Rule" with on...

Act to change the name of "Roosevelt Island" to "Theodore Roosevelt Island"

Act to change the name of "Roosevelt Island" to "Theodore Roosevelt Island"

Amendment to the act establishing a memorial to Theodore Roosevelt. The island formerly known a...


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Digitization Update October 2015

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