FDR, Christianity and the environment

By Paul M. Sparrow, Director, FDR Library. Few people realize what an environmental advocate Franklin D. Roosevelt truly was. Or how frequently he invoked the Bible in his speeches. Ronald Isetti in his article “The Moneychangers of the Temple: FDR, American Civil Religion, and the New Deal:” states that “Few presidents employed biblical symbols, religious … Continue reading FDR, Christianity and the environment

From the Museum

1936 Podium (M.O. 2007.125) This aluminum and steel podium was specially designed for use by FDR during a 1936 presidential campaign stop at the new Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri—an immense structure built with funds from the New Deal’s Public Works Administration (PWA).  A plaque inside the podium reads, “Presented by the citizens of … Continue reading From the Museum

From the Museum

Roosevelt Campaign Posters   Franklin Roosevelt is the only American president elected to four terms. The campaign posters seen above represent all four of his presidential campaigns—1932, 1936, 1940, and 1944. Before the era of television and the internet, campaign posters were one of the primary visual tools used by presidential candidates. These posters reflected … Continue reading From the Museum

Public Programs News and Events

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

Found in the Archives

FDR and the Democratic National Convention “I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people” – Franklin D. Roosevelt This now famous line was uttered by FDR during his acceptance speech at the 1932 Democratic National Convention. FDR was nominated as the Democrat’s presidential candidate four times – 1932, 1936, … Continue reading Found in the Archives