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our 10th Annual Theodore Roosevelt Symposium, including a live, spontaneous Trial of Theodore Roosevelt.


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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Peace of Marblehead


One of the wonderful aspects about archival research (and cataloging archival collections!) is discovering things about which you knew nothing.  Many people know about TR’s efforts in the peace talks to end the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905).  That war ended with the Treaty of Portsmouth, which was mediated by TR.  Not so many people—maybe especially not Americans—have heard about the Peace of Marblehead.

Digitization Update June 2015

Check out our digitization update for June!

No Nation Has a Right Really to Call Itself a Great Nation Unless in a Great Crisis ...


It's that time of year again! Every summer interns from around the country join us in our work on the TR Digital Library. We often ask them to share their experiences in the blog. Erin Roper looks at how history can operate as a source of hope and inspiration.


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.

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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.

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Quentin Roosevelt hunting for june bugs

Quentin Roosevelt hunting for june bugs

Young Quentin Roosevelt hunts for june bugs among the daisies on the west side of the R...

Mr. Roosevelt at the Museo Social

Mr. Roosevelt at the Museo Social

Black and white print of a photograph of Theodore Roosevelt, and two Museo Social dignitaries; Ro...

Painting of Sagamore Hill

Painting of Sagamore Hill

A painting of Sagamore Hill about 1900.


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Digitization Update June 2015

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