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Join us for the ninth annual Theodore Roosevelt Symposium,

World War I and Theodore Roosevelt, September 25-27, 2014.


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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The Art of Cursive Writing

TR Handwriting

I will be the first to admit that I have a tendency to romanticize and, as mentioned before, I am no expert in handwriting. But there is something about the ability to read the words of our nation’s leaders in their original context – knowing Roosevelt’s hand held the instrument that dispensed the ink that formed those flowing cursive letters – that does seem a little bit like an art.

Bad Photoshop

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Seeing these composite photographs of Roosevelt’s cabinet reminded me to view all photos with skepticism. Photographs, like documents and anything else in the historical record, can be altered.

Rebel Politicians, Fireworks, and the Wry Perspective of Political Cartoons

La Follette

Michael Wolraich discusses the process of writing his new book Unreasonable Men: Theodore Roosevelt and the Republican Rebels who Created Progressive Politics


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.

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Brief Synopsis of Teddy Roosevelt III's First Morning on Earth

Brief Synopsis of Teddy Roosevelt III's First Morning on Earth

Cartoon depicting how Theodore Roosevelt, III, second child of Theodore and E...

Germany declares war on Russia

Germany declares war on Russia, first shots are fired...

The front page of the New York Times announcing that Germany has dec...

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Ethel Roosevelt Derby

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Ethel Roosevelt Derby

Theodore Roosevelt is proud that Ethel Roosevelt Derby and Richard Derby will be doing their p...


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Digitization Update July 2014

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