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

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Notes from the National Park Vagabond: Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park Scenery

Wind Cave NP was established by an Act of Congress, with a signature from Theodore Roosevelt, on January 9, 1903.  It was the second national park TR established during his presidency.

Notes from the National Park Vagabond: On the Road with the TR Center

The 23 parks that TR created are scattered throughout the American west, so I will be on the road, when my time and budget allows.  Who knows what might be out there?  I will keep you posted on my travels and what I find along the way.

Digitization Update May 2016

Check out our digitization update for May!


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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President Roosevelt, Tennis Cabinet

President Roosevelt, Tennis Cabinet

Photograph showing President Roosevelt at a farewell event on the White House lawn for his "Tenn...

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Goff

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Goff

President Roosevelt agrees to John Goff's terms for the mountain lion hunt and would like Goff t...

Great Lion, Wolf and Coyote Hunt

Great lion, wolf and coyote hunt

Jake Borah advertises his mountain lion, bobcat, wolf, and coyote hunts. 


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Digital Updates

Digitization Update May 2016

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