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FRANKLIN is a virtual research room and digital repository that provides free and open access to the digitized collections of the Roosevelt Library—to everyone, anywhere in the world.

FRANKLIN connects you to more than 800,000 pages of archival documents, 2,500 historical photographs, and hundreds of archival finding aids and collection descriptions. Now, many of the most important historic materials of the twentieth century -- primary source documentation of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s experiences leading the nation through the Great Depression and World War II -- are online for anyone to access.  

Online users can now search, browse, and open whole folders of archival documents, just as they could during an in-person research visit to the Archives. Because FRANKLIN is a key part of our ongoing digitization program, we look forward to posting many more digital collections to this database over the coming years.


National Archives Catalog

Resources and records from across the National Archives & Records Administration (NARA), including the FDR Library and all 13 Presidential Libraries, are available online through the National Archives Catalog. NARA provides many options for online research support at Research Our Records,  including reference guides, online exhibits, and a new digital community space for researchers called History Hub.