Explore the timelines for important dates in TR’s personal and political life, military career, publications, hunting and exploration trips, as well as his time in Dakota Territory.
In addition to the large, well-known collections of Roosevelt papers and ephemera at the Library of Congress and Harvard College Library, the Theodore Roosevelt Center has secured documents from six National Park Service sites connected to Roosevelt and his legacy. The Center is in the process of gathering smaller collections from sites heretofore largely unknown for Roosevelt materials, such as Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia, and Sully’s Hill National Game Preserve near Devils Lake, North Dakota. Cataloged materials are released weekly. Read more about each of the collections currently available below.
The New York City townhouse where Theodore Roosevelt spent his childhood was restored in the early 1920s and opened to the public in 1923. The collection housed at this National Historic Site contains documents and artifacts relating to the 1905 Inauguration, the Roosevelts’ family life and publications by and about Theodore Roosevelt.
On September 14, 1901, Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office as the 26th president of the United States in Buffalo, New York, at the home of Ansley Wilcox. The home is now a part of the National Park Service and holds collections regarding President William McKinley's assassination and Roosevelt's inauguration.
Theodore Roosevelt Island is located in the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. This National Memorial is a fitting tribute to Roosevelt’s conservation legacy, and the Island also is home to a 17-foot tall statue of Roosevelt. The items in this collection document the history of the Island as well as the development and maintenance of the Roosevelt memorial.
The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation is a public non-profit organization that was formed in 1986 and is responsible for operating lodging, entertainment, recreation, and services in Medora, North Dakota.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, located in the rugged badlands of western North Dakota, was established by an Act of Congress in 1947 to memorialize Roosevelt’s western legacy and his conservation ethic. This collection includes federal documents, historical studies, photographs, and a variety of three-dimensional items related to the development of the park.