Found in the Archives

Found in  the Archives: Victory Gardens and Shared Sacrifice As we go about our daily business at the FDR Library, we often come across documents that really hit home and have an unexpected emotional impact. Take this one, for example. Last week we were visited by a group of state nutritionists. As we were identifying … Continue reading Found in the Archives

Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: August 8-14

August 11, 1942 "HYDE PARK, Monday—...Some of the students who were at the institutes there were able to remain in New York City for a few days. We had much singing and gaiety, but also some serious discussion on the personal stake of each boy and girl in the war. Most of the boys will … Continue reading Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: August 8-14

Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: July 15-21

July 18, 1942 "NEW YORK, Friday—Yesterday morning, Miss Alice Nichols, who is in charge of the Victory Food Campaign for the Department of Agriculture, attended my press conference. I was much interested to find that we have had such a splendid response to the appeal made by the Department for more food production. Now they … Continue reading Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: July 15-21

Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: July 1-7

July 3, 1945 "HYDE PARK, Monday—Last week I went to the office of the American Federation for the Blind to receive the resolution which their board had passed and which Miss Helen Keller wanted to present to me personally. It was a resolution commemorating my husband's services as honorary chairman. As I stood and listened … Continue reading Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: July 1-7

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 leaders thought long and carefully before they used this dreaded weapon. We know that while … Continue reading Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: June 15-21

Found in the Archives

June 10th marks the anniversary of FDR's famous "stab-in-the-back" speech, delivered June 10, 1940 at the University of Virginia commencement. The speech originally was to be a typical commencement address, made more special by the fact that FDR's son Franklin Jr. was graduating with his law degree. Although war had broken out the previous year, … Continue reading Found in the Archives

This Week in Roosevelt History: April 15-21

April 18, 1942: An air squadron from the USS Hornet led by Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle raided Tokyo and other Japanese cities. President Roosevelt bestows Congressional Medal of Honor on Brigadier General James Doolittle for a successful raid on Tokyo. May 19, 1942 FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 65-696. ********** Did you know: On … Continue reading This Week in Roosevelt History: April 15-21

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 the conference with Churchill and Stalin. FDR is speaking to Special Assistant Harry L. Hopkins. … Continue reading This Week in Roosevelt History: February 1-7

Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: September 1-7

September 2, 1939 "HYDE PARK, Friday—At 5:00 o'clock this morning our telephone rang and it was the President in Washington to tell me the sad news that Germany had invaded Poland and that her planes were bombing Polish cities. He told me that Hitler was about to address the Reichstag, so we turned on the … Continue reading Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: September 1-7