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 the world. Whether you are a lover of history, a student working on a school … Continue reading FRANKLIN IS HERE!!!!!
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 ongoing effort most people refer to as "open government" today. President Roosevelt left some 17 … Continue reading A Special Kind of Program: The Roosevelt Reading Festival
by Lynn Bassanese, FDR Library Director Putting together a brand new 12,000 square foot museum exhibit has been quite an adventure. There are countless components that go into the design and fabrication of an exhibit. Currently, we are working with a design company, an interactive contractor, a fabrication company and an audiovisual production company. One … Continue reading Clinton on Roosevelt
The Roosevelt Library will present several free holiday-related programs in the first few weeks of December. In commemoration of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will host an author talk and book signing with Stanley Weintraub, author of PEARL HARBOR CHRISTMAS: A WORLD AT WAR, DECEMBER 1941. The … Continue reading Public Programs News and Events
.The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park was dedicated on October 17, 2012. Designed by Louis I. Kahn, the park was built as an enduring tribute to the life and work of President Roosevelt. For more information on the park, please visit: http://www.fdrfourfreedomspark.org.
The FDR Presidential Library and Museum and the Roosevelt Institute are pleased to announce "FDR's 4 CAMPAIGNS," a free public forum on October 21, 2012. The forum will consist of two afternoon panel discussions beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. Both panels will feature … Continue reading Public Programs News and Events
One of our most important jobs at the Roosevelt Library is to make sure our researchers have access to the Library’s holdings. Our research room is continuously busy with a mix of authors, students, academics, genealogists and interested people searching through our documents. We are always happy to hear about their experiences in our research … Continue reading News & Events
Summer is coming to an end and the Roosevelt Library is back in the swing of things with public programs. The Pare Lorentz Center at the FDR Presidential Library presented "Documentary Film: Then and Now" a documentary film festival on Saturday, August 18, 2012. The program opened with screenings of two groundbreaking films by Roosevelt-era … Continue reading Public Programs News and Events
President Roosevelt was an avid collector of books. His love of reading was reflected in the enormity of his collection of well over 21,000 books -- now a part of the Roosevelt Library archives. To honor FDR's love of books and to celebrate the fact that a host of new books on the Roosevelt era … Continue reading Public Programs News and Events
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will host its ninth annual Roosevelt Reading Festival on Saturday, June 23, 2012. The Reading Festival will be held in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. All Roosevelt Reading Festival activities are open to the public free of charge. In six concurrent … Continue reading 9th Annual Roosevelt Reading Festival