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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The Virginian and Reading

Owen Wister

Books and reading occupy a central place in the story of The Virginian.

Digitization Update September 2014

Check out our digitization update for September!

Roosevelt's Contemporaries: Seth Bullock

Seth Bullock

Theodore Roosevelt was born into a wealthy Knickerbocker family, attended Harvard, and wore pince-nez style glasses. However, his hunting exploits, brief tenure as a Dakota rancher, and advocacy for the strenuous life led to him being closely associated with the American West. One of his connections to the romantic ideal of the Wild West, a connection he seems to have cherished, was a friendship with the lawman, hardware store owner, and leading citizen of Deadwood; Seth Bullock.


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.

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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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Ethel Roosevelt

Ethel Roosevelt

Studio portrait of Ethel Roosevelt taken around 1912.

Letter from Seth Bullock to Theodore Roosevelt

Letter from Seth Bullock to Theodore Roosevelt

Seth Bullock writes to President Roosevelt to discuss plans for Ted Roosevelt and George Emlen R...

World's fair envoy arouses interest of business community

World's fair envoy arouses interest of business community

John Barrett, Commissioner General of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, spoke at a gathering ho...


Digital Updates

Digitization Update September 2014

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