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From the Museum

Women in the Military Rag Dolls (MO 1945.47.13-16)   Millions of young Americans served in America’s military during World War II. With FDR’s support their ranks included 350,000 women, who served as nurses and in special service branches established throughout … Continue reading

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From the Museum

Elliott Roosevelt’s Army Air Force Service Dress Uniform (MO 2005.16.1-2)   All four of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s sons served in America’s armed forces during World War II. Elliott was an Army Air Corps reconnaissance pilot in the North Atlantic … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: November 8-14

November 12, 1942 “LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland—The flight to Ireland yesterday morning was smooth and uneventful, but there was just enough mist to prevent our seeing a great deal below us. We arrived in time to lunch with the Governor General, … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: October 1-7

October 4, 1945 “NEW YORK, Wednesday—For a long time I have wanted to draw attention to the remarkable contribution made by the trained nurses of the United States in this war. Just lately I came across an article that gives … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: June 15-21

June 18, 1945 “NEW YORK, Sunday—For our future security, perhaps the first and most important thing we should think of is our obligation to see that every man able to work has a job, that every American family has a … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: May 22-31

May 30, 1938 “HYDE PARK, Sunday—…Tomorrow, Monday, May 30th, is Decoration Day and long processions wending their way to the various churchyards to hold ceremonies decorating the graves of those men who have made the supreme sacrifice in past wars … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: February 1-7

February 1, 1945 “WASHINGTON, Wednesday—I was very much impressed last night, as I went from birthday ball to birthday ball, by the number of men in uniform who were taking part in these celebrations. Of course, it is obvious that … Continue reading

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