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Found in the Archives

FDR’s Last Official Act, April 12, 1945 Each year around the anniversary of FDR’s death on April 12, 1945, we are often asked if we know the last official action taken by Roosevelt as president. Thanks to presidential secretary William … Continue reading

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Found in the Archives

We thought this would be a great photo to share in celebration of International Women’s Day: The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948 in the midst of an especially bitter phase … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: June 15-21

June 16, 1953 “HIROSHIMA, Japan…To arrive in Hiroshima is an emotional experience. Here is where the first A-bomb ever to be dropped on human beings, actually was used. The people of the U.S. believe that the President and our military … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: February 22-29

February 25, 1952 “KARACHI, Pakistan, Sunday…The All-Pakistan Women’s Association showed me also a small maternity clinic which they started in a refugee camp under considerable difficulties, since water in the area is only turned on for two hours in the … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: February 15-21

February 18, 1960 “NEW YORK—Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev took the opportunity of his visit to India to attack foreign aid given by the United States as being purely selfish, whereas that given by the Soviet Union is, by implication, unselfish. … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: February 8-14

February 9, 1948 “HYDE PARK, Sunday—I went to speak for one of the Y.M.C.A. groups at New York University Medical College late Friday afternoon, and I was interested to see that a good cross section of our New York City … Continue reading

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This Week in Roosevelt History: February 1-7

February 4 – 11, 1945: FDR meets with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference to discuss post-war ideas and the United Nations. Roosevelt is pictured in a jeep at Saki Airfield on his way to Yalta for … Continue reading

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This Week in Roosevelt History: October 22-31

October 24, 1945: The United Nations officially came into existence as its charter took effect. Eleanor Roosevelt speaking at the UN. November 3, 1946 FDR Library Photo Collection. Npx. 56-480(1).

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Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: October 8-14

October 9, 1950 “HYDE PARK, Sunday—On Friday we met in Committee Three both morning and afternoon, when I tried, entirely without success, to explain to the rest of the committee the position of the United States on long-range and continuing … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: June 8-14

June 14, 1952 “NEW YORK, Friday—We passed a resolution in the Human Rights Commission yesterday asking the Economic and Social Council to grant us time during the coming year to finish the two covenants and measures of implementation. This should … Continue reading

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