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Staff Perspectives

Cliff Laube Sometimes I think it’s a rare treat that I love my job as much as I do. It’s usually reinforced by friends or family talking about how boring their day was or how annoying a client is. Of … Continue reading

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Kirsten Carter Bold, Persistent Experimentation FDR delivered my favorite of his speeches in 1932, a month before accepting his first of four presidential nominations. He spoke to the graduating class of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, setting forth an assertive challenge. … Continue reading

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Lynn Bassanese Time Flies Forty years ago this month a 20 year old Marist College student walked into the Roosevelt Library to start a part time job as an archives aide.  The pay was $2.61 an hour, the work was … Continue reading

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Katherine Sardino There is something about working at the FDR Library that is addictive. There is a reason why so many of its staff members are former interns who just could not leave. I am no exception. The objects, the … Continue reading

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Bob Clark Why should anyone care who works at the Roosevelt Library, you might ask? Well, it’s because we all view ourselves as just the most recent caretakers of the institution that FDR created and established.  It was FDR’s dream … Continue reading

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Michelle M. Frauenberger Twenty years ago I began an extraordinary journey with Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.  Fresh out of college and looking to gain experience working in a museum, I applied to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.  … Continue reading

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Jeff Urbin I joined the staff of the Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum as the Education Specialist in April 2001. At the time I was still under contract as an Instructor of Government and American History with Dutchess Community College. … Continue reading

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Sarah Malcolm My name is Sarah and I am the Archives Specialist here at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library. My story at the Library begins back in 2007 when I was a summer intern in the archives. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Darian Rivera I can remember it like it was yesterday. Flop! The atlas-sized exam hit the rickety student desk in front of me. I was a deer in headlights. A year’s worth of notes had been erased completely from my … Continue reading

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Mary Jikhars I am one of the most recent additions to the staff of the FDR Library, having started work as the assistant to Director Lynn Bassanese in May, 2011.  After graduating with a B.A. degree in English Lit from … Continue reading

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