FDR and the Dust Bowl

By Paul M. Sparrow, Director, FDR Library. The Pare Lorentz Film Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum has produced a new animated video on FDR and the Dust Bowl. This video was created by FDR’s great-granddaughter Perrin Ireland. We hope teachers will use it to help their students better understand this important … Continue reading FDR and the Dust Bowl

From the Museum

Civilian Conservation Corps Ring (MO 1969.141) Franklin Roosevelt was deeply troubled by high unemployment rates among America’s youth during the Great Depression. Shortly after taking office in 1933, he personally devised the idea for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a program to put young men aged 17-24 —many from urban areas—to work on conservation projects … Continue reading From the Museum

This Week in Roosevelt History: April 1-7

April 5, 1933: Issues executive order establishing the Civilian Conservation Corps. FDR - having lunch while visiting Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp, Co. 350, at Big Meadows, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. L-r: General Malone, Louis Howe, Harold Ickes, Robert Fechner, FDR, Henry Wallace, Rexford Tugwell. August 12, 1933 FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 54-499. ********** Did … Continue reading This Week in Roosevelt History: April 1-7

This Week in Roosevelt History: March 22-31

March 22, 1933: FDR delivers a message to Congress on unemployment relief and the creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps. *********** Did you know..... On March 22, 1933 FDR signed the beer-wine revenue act. This act amended the Volstead Act of 1919, and legalized the sale of wine and beer that contained no more than … Continue reading This Week in Roosevelt History: March 22-31

This Week in Roosevelt History: April 1-7

April 5, 1933: Issues executive order establishing the Civilian Conservation Corps. FDR - having lunch while visiting Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp, Co. 350, at Big Meadows, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. L-r: General Malone, Louis Howe, Harold Ickes, Robert Fechner, FDR, Henry Wallace, Rexford Tugwell. August 12, 1933 FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 54-499. ********** The … Continue reading This Week in Roosevelt History: April 1-7

This Week in Roosevelt History: March 22-31

March 22, 1933: FDR delivers a message to Congress on unemployment relief and the creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps. ********** The New Deal Estore is a great place to shop for Roosevelt related books, gifts, and other treasures from the New Deal Store at the Roosevelt Library. Available at http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu, the Estore features everything … Continue reading This Week in Roosevelt History: March 22-31