Tag Archives: Eleanor Roosevelt

A First Lady on the Front Lines

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Tour of the South Pacific – August & September 1943 By Paul M. Sparrow, Director The summer of 1943 was a critical time for the Allies. The tide was just starting to turn as the Allied forces marked … Continue reading

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Pokemon Go has come to the FDR Presidential Library and that’s a good thing.

By Paul M. Sparrow, Director The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is swarming with Pokemon Go characters. Visitors are wandering around staring at their phones, and catching them left and right. I’ve caught four and I never played the … Continue reading

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The Roosevelts and the House of Orange

By Paul Sparrow, Library Director The relationship between the Roosevelt family and the Dutch royal family, known as the House of Orange, is both charming and historically significant. New York and the Hudson River Valley were both originally settled by … Continue reading

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The Roosevelts’ Art: Personal Stories

By Paul Sparrow, Director Art is the window to man’s soul. Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world; nor could the world see the man within. – Lady Bird Johnson “The Roosevelts’ Art: Personal … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt’s Battle to End Lynching

by Paul M. Sparrow, Director As we celebrate Black History Month, it is a good time to explore one of Eleanor Roosevelt’s most outspoken campaigns, and one of her greatest disappointments. Throughout American history issues of race and civil rights … Continue reading

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It’s Time to put Eleanor Roosevelt on the $10 bill

By Paul M. Sparrow, Director of the FDR Library The many faces that grace American currency are all men. Most of them are presidents who made great contributions to the history of the United States. But they represent only 50% … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day we celebrate two of the mothers in FDR’s life – Sara and Eleanor. Happy Mother’s Day – To FDR? In 1940, FDR and his mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, celebrated Mother’s Day in an unconventional manner—she gave her … Continue reading

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The Roosevelts and the Kennedys

The ties between the Roosevelt and Kennedy families go back to World War I when Franklin D. Roosevelt was Assistant Secretary of the Navy.  In November 1917, Joseph P. Kennedy was the Assistant General Manager of the Fore River Shipbuilding … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

Eleanor Roosevelt – “My Day” I went to the United Nations the other afternoon to be photographed with some of the children who are taking part in the Halloween Trick or Treat program for the benefit for UNICEF. UNICEF stands … Continue reading

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Found in the Archives

Eleanor Roosevelt and Gore Vidal The recent death of celebrated author Gore Vidal (1925-2012) led us to explore his relationship with Eleanor Roosevelt. The following “My Day” column drafts and letters from Gore Vidal are found the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers … Continue reading

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