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An Old Tradition, a New Technology: Roosevelt Still Reaching the People

by Jeff Urbin, Education Specialist Franklin Roosevelt held the first of his famous “fireside chats” just days into his presidency thereby demonstrating his understanding of the importance of bringing accurate and unfiltered information directly from the source to the people. … Continue reading

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The Field Trip is Alive and Well at the Roosevelt Library

By Jeff Urbin, Education Specialist The learning begins as students enter the lobby of the Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum welcomed by the  friendly smile of our nation’s thirty-second president beaming down at them from a larger-than-life photograph. What lies … 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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Staff Perspectives

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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Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: March 1-7

March 4, 1944 “…I am quite sure that every writer finds as I do, that every time he goes over something he has written, he wants to change it a little. Sometimes writers want to tear their work up and … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: January 22-31

January 24, 1956 “NEW YORK—…It is not too early, I think, to remind my readers that the 59th anniversary of the founding of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers will be celebrated on Founder’s Day, Friday, November 17. Mrs. … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: March 1-7

March 3, 1938 “NEW YORK, Wednesday—…Do you ever find that something you hear about today, puts you in close touch with some entirely unexpected person tomorrow? I walked into the Steinway Building the other morning and was taken up to … Continue reading

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