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Presidential elections, then and now, is the theme of our 11th annual

public humanities symposium, Theodore Roosevelt: Candidate in the Arena. Join us September 29-October 1, 2016, in Dickinson and Medora, North Dakota.


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.


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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Latest Articles Index

Browse our latest articles regarding the people, places and events of Theodore Roosevelt's era and beyond.

What's New

Naylor Joins TR Hunt

Happy 100th birthday to the National Park Service! This year the TR Center is joining with Valerie Naylor to hunt out the TR related collections in parks dedicated by him. 

Digitization Update April 2016

Check out our digitization update for April!

The Nature of Politics: From Slanderer and Liar to Ally

TR and Uncle Sam

A well-known cartoon by Homer Davenport depicts a reverent Uncle Sam clasping TR on the back. The cartoon is captioned, “He’s good enough for me.” Perhaps the cartoon contributed to TR securing his 1904 presidential win. TR writes to Davenport afterward, thanking him for the cartoon “with all my heart.” Mutual sentiment and respect it seems. Or was it?


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 Theodore Roosevelt to Frederick William Holls

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Frederick William Holls

Governor Roosevelt is delighted that Regent Fitch and Regent Doane support the bill, mo...

Letter from Joseph M. Dixon to Theodore Roosevelt

Letter from Joseph M. Dixon to Theodore Roosevelt

Senator Dixon encloses a chronology of resolutions regarding the release of the Harvester trust c...

Graduation at the Naval Academy

Graduation at the Naval Academy

President Roosevelt giving diplomas to members of the graduating class at United States Naval Aca...


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Digital Updates

Digitization Update April 2016

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