Category Archives: Found in the Archives

Happy Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day we celebrate two of the mothers in FDR’s life – Sara and Eleanor. Happy Mother’s Day – To FDR? In 1940, FDR and his mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, celebrated Mother’s Day in an unconventional manner—she gave her … Continue reading

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Around the World in 80 Days with the Roosevelts

The Roosevelt Library plans quite a trip for Summer 2014! Join us as we journey to seven continents and 95 countries for Around the World in 80 Days with the Roosevelts. Look for hundreds of internationally themed photographs, museum objects, and historic documents on the … Continue reading

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FRANKLIN IS HERE!!!!!

On December 4, 2013, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library launched FRANKLIN.  What is FRANKLIN you ask? FRANKLIN is a virtual research room and digital repository that provides free and open access to the digitized collections of the Roosevelt Library – to everyone, anywhere in … Continue reading

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The Roosevelts and the Kennedys

The ties between the Roosevelt and Kennedy families go back to World War I when Franklin D. Roosevelt was Assistant Secretary of the Navy.  In November 1917, Joseph P. Kennedy was the Assistant General Manager of the Fore River Shipbuilding … Continue reading

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The 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: FDR’s View

Today, one hundred-fifty years later, we pause to remember one of the greatest speeches ever made by a US President: Abraham Lincoln’s poetically beautiful Gettysburg Address, given November 19, 1863, upon the dedication of the National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

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From the Museum

80th Anniversary – Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1933 Presidential Inauguration Eighty years ago, on March 4, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated as President of the United States for the first time. As he approached the rostrum to take the oath … Continue reading

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Found in the Archives

The Birthday Balls and the Fight Against Infantile Paralysis FDR contracted polio in 1921 at the age of 39, and was paralyzed from the waist down. For the rest of his life, FDR was committed to finding a way to … Continue reading

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Casablanca Conference

70th Anniversary of the Casablanca Conference – January 14-24, 1943 From 1942 to 1944 one subject dominated Allied strategic debate—the creation of a Second Front in Europe. This thorny issue caused friction between America, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union. … Continue reading

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Found in the Archives

Pearl Harbor Prisoner Petition, December 8, 1941 The “unprovoked and dastardly attack” by Japan on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, brought an immediate unity of purpose to the nation. Thousands of letters flooded into the White House after the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving during the War, 1943 During World War II, President Roosevelt made a number of trips to meet with foreign leaders to discuss the war effort and the postwar world. At the end of 1943, FDR traveled to Cairo, Egypt … Continue reading

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