From the Museum

The Washington Star published this political cartoon by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Clifford Berryman on October 31, 1934. The parade of jack-o-lanterns asking, “FDR, how long will the cash hold out?” refers to expenditures by President Roosevelt’s New Deal “alphabet agencies.” These agencies, often referred to by their acronyms, were created to reform the nation's financial … Continue reading From the Museum

Found in the Archives – Road Trip!

The New Deal is all around us!!! On a recent trip to New England, a Roosevelt Library staff member couldn't help but notice the enduring and ubiquitous legacy of the New Deal all around. While walking in the Brown University section of Providence, Rhode Island, a simple glance downward discovered a brass marker embedded into … Continue reading Found in the Archives – Road Trip!

Found in the Archives

The Great Hurricane of 1938: Government and Citizens Working Together As Hurricane Irene bears down on the East Coast of the United States, it brings to mind the Great Hurricane of 1938 that brought devastation to Long Island, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. On September 21, 1938, entire coastal communities were simply swept off the … Continue reading Found in the Archives

This Week in Roosevelt History: July 1-7

July 2, 1932: FDR accepts the Democratic Party nomination for president at the convention in Chicago; declaring “a New Deal for the American people.” Franklin D. Roosevelt en route from Albany to Chicago to address the Democratic National Convention and accept the nomination for President. July 2, 1932 FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 61-238.   … Continue reading This Week in Roosevelt History: July 1-7

This Week in Roosevelt History: July 1-7

July 2, 1932: FDR accepts the Democratic Party nomination for president at the convention in Chicago; declaring “a New Deal for the American people.” Franklin D. Roosevelt en route from Albany to Chicago to address the Democratic National Convention and accept the nomination for President. July 2, 1932 FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 61-238. ********** … Continue reading This Week in Roosevelt History: July 1-7