Found in the Archives

"This Is No Ordinary Time" Tensions ran high as Eleanor Roosevelt approached the podium to address the delegates of the 1940 Democratic National Convention. The prior evening's raucous proceedings, which led  to FDR's nomination for an unprecedented third term candidacy, had been long and trying. Now FDR's subsequent insistence on Henry Wallace as Vice Presidential … Continue reading Found in the Archives

This Week in Roosevelt History: July 15-21

July 18, 1940: FDR was nominated for an unprecedented third term as president. ER addressing the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. July 18, 1940 FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 69-96. ********** Did you know: On July 18, 1939 FDR released a public statement on the necessity of revision of the neutrality laws, saying that failure … Continue reading This Week in Roosevelt History: July 15-21

From the Museum

Figurine of Huckleberry Finn (MO 1971.49.11)   Outdoor picnics were one of Eleanor Roosevelt’s favorite activities. In 1933, a large stone picnic fireplace was constructed at Val-Kill, her retreat in Hyde Park. The outdoor grill was used to cook hot dogs, hamburgers, and other foods for family, friends, and famous visitors, including Shirley Temple and … Continue reading From the Museum

This Week in Roosevelt History: March 15-21

March 17, 1905: FDR and ER are married in New York City by President Theodore Roosevelt. Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt at "Algonac" in Newburgh, NY. May 7, 1905 FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx 63-536. Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt pictured shortly after their marriage in March 1905. March 1905 FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx 62-41. *********** … Continue reading This Week in Roosevelt History: March 15-21

The Eleanor Roosevelt “We Make Our Own History” Forums

Register now for our Eleanor Roosevelt "We Make Our Own History" Forums on February 13th & March 27th. The first forum, featuring Paula J. Giddings, author of IDA: A SWORD AMONG LIONS: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching, is on February 13, 2011 in commemoration of African American History Month. The forum will … Continue reading The Eleanor Roosevelt “We Make Our Own History” Forums

This Week in Roosevelt History: July 15-21

July 18, 1940: FDR was nominated for an unprecedented third term as president. ER addressing the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. July 18, 1940 FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 69-96. ********** The New Deal Estore is a great place to shop for Roosevelt related books, gifts, and other treasures from the New Deal Store at … Continue reading This Week in Roosevelt History: July 15-21