Category Archives: News & Events

August 14: A Day of Two Anniversaries

Today’s post comes from Library Director Paul Sparrow. August 14th is a very significant day in the legacy of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Two of the most important and lasting achievements of his presidency occurred on this day – ten years … Continue reading

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New Special Exhibit Opening at the Roosevelt Library

On Saturday, April 25, museum visitors will be able to experience a brand new special exhibit at the Roosevelt Library. The exhibit, titled The Spirit of the Gift: Gifts of State and Affection, features nearly 100 impressive and unusual presidential gifts … Continue reading

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We’re Moving!

It’s been a great 5 years for In Roosevelt History, but it is time for a fresh new look and feel. Besides an update, we are also moving our new blog to https://fdr.blogs.archives.gov/. So, be on the look out for … Continue reading

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New Museum Virtual Tour!

On January 30, the Roosevelt Library unveiled its latest initiative to harness new media technologies to reach new audiences– an online, interactive Virtual Tour of the Museum’s 12,000 square foot permanent exhibition. The Virtual Tour lets visitors from all over … Continue reading

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The Roosevelt Library and Ken Burns’ “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History”

On September 14, 2014, PBS stations across the country will begin broadcasting the latest film by Ken Burns, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. This seven-part documentary weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one … Continue reading

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Remembering Joseph Persico

The Library lost a dear friend and favorite researcher last week. Joseph Persico, best-selling author, historian and speechwriter for Gov. Nelson Rockefeller died at the age of 84. Persico wrote 12 books, including biographies of Rockefeller, Edward R. Murrow, CIA … Continue reading

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Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection

Starting on August 9th, Museum visitors will be able to experience a new traveling exhibition Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection in the William J. vanden Heuvel Special Exhibitions Gallery. This unique exhibit features a collection of more than … Continue reading

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A Year in Review

2013 was an amazing year for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library. The three year renovation of the Library building was finished in March. We moved the archival collections, research operations, and archival staff offices back into the renovated Library … 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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A Special Kind of Program: The Roosevelt Reading Festival

This year is a year of anniversaries for the Roosevelt Library. The recent rededication of the Library building itself on June 30, 2013 marked the 72nd anniversary of the dedication of America’s first presidential library — a milestone in an … Continue reading

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