Found in the Archives

Follow this category to see highlights from our Archives Department, which includes over 17 million pages of documents; still picture holdings ranging in date from 1870 to the present with approximately 130,000 items; audio and motion picture holdings of the archives including recordings of or about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, the New Deal, and World War II; and the Library’s non-circulating and rare book collection, including 22,000 volumes donated by FDR from his private collection.

From the Museum

This category of posts features information about current and upcoming special exhibitions in our William J. vanden Heuvel Gallery. It also highlights topics, artifacts, and archival material in our permanent exhibition. You can also follow this category to learn about specific artifacts in the Museum Department collection. Artifacts range from materials related to the lives and careers of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and their friends, family, and associates to items that reflect political, social, military, diplomatic, and cultural life in America during the 1930s and 1940s.

This Week in Roosevelt History

This category of posts highlights Roosevelt History one week at a time by featuring archival materials from the collections of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum in Hyde Park, NY. It includes a selection of digitized documents and photos to illustrate historical events and subjects in the lives and work of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Eleanor Roosevelt – “My Day”

This category of posts features excerpts from Eleanor Roosevelt’s nationally syndicated “My Day” column. Published six days a week from 1935 until her death in 1962 (27 years), Mrs. Roosevelt wrote consistently and directly to the American public about her views and activism. You can find a complete collection of Eleanor Roosevelt’s My Day columns in searchable full text on The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project website, hosted by George Washington University.

News & Events

Follow this category to learn about the many public events and programs hosted by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum. Read about special annual events like the Memorial Day Weekend “USO Show” and “Bivouac” and the Roosevelt Reading Festival, as well as film programs, author talks and signings, and exhibition-related events.

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  1. I am interested to learn how I might purchase the use of a photograph from your collection. This is for a book about the architecture of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. The author speaks about the GI Bill and would like to use your photo number NPx.64-269 in the book. Kindly contact me at your earliest convenience. Thank you

    1. Thank you for your inquiry regarding using a photograph from our collection. If you could please send your question and all relevant information about the photograph to our reference e-mail address (, your question will go to one of the members of our archival team who will be able to answer it.

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