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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.


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Meet the historians, scholars, librarians and educators who serve on

the Center's Advisory Board, including representatives from the Library of Congress, the State Historical Society of North Dakota, and others.


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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 Gifts of Quan Yick Nam

This post explores the connection between Theodore Roosevelt and a man named Quan Yick Nam, a well-known Chinese investigator and translator who helped the NYPD bring down countless criminals in Chinatown

Notes from the National Park Vagabond: Muir Woods National Monument

National Park Vagabond Valerie Naylor recently returned from a trip to Muir Woods National Monument and Golden Gate National Recreation Area in search of items related to Roosevelt.

Digitization Update December 2018

Check out our digitization update for December!


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.

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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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Paul Sabatier

As a descendent of French Huegonots, Edith Roosevelt reads contemporary French works and was so im...

Impossible pictures of Roosevelt

Full color political cartoon depicting President Roosevelt in a variety of atypical situations. Cl...

Wilderness proposal: Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial Park

In its preliminary report on the proposal to designate portions of Theodore Roosevelt National Mem...


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Digital Updates

Digitization Update December 2018

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