To do our part during this period of social distancing, we will be assembling a bi-weekly digest of online programs, resources, and diversions.
Our At Home newsletter and video series felt ready for a change. We've been home long enough. Starting today, we become: The Roosevelt Story
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January 19, 2022, 2pm ET
the Roosevelts and You
Keeping those New Year's resolutions can be difficult even in the best of times. Fortify your 2022 resolutions with wisdom and insight from two people who saw this country through some of the worst times of the 20th century, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Hosted by FDR Library Education Specialist Jeffrey Urbin.
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Four Freedoms»
FDR delivered his Four Freedoms speech on January 6, 1941. PBS Open Mind host Alexander Heffner talks with historian and author Harvey Kaye about President Roosevelt's capacity to articulate the American ideal. (Broadcast on CSPAN, 58:02 minutes)
The New Deal: Social Security and Labor Relations»
Julie Fenster and FDR's Shadow»
Women of the Washington Press: Politics, Prejudice, and Persistence»
FDR's Gatekeeper Missy LeHand»
The Kennedys Amidst the Gathering Storm»
Stephen Drury Smith on Eleanor Roosevelt's Radio Broadcast Career»
Mordecai Lee on World War II Propaganda»
Charissa Threat on Nursing and Civil Rights»
Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took on the Army During World War II»
Anthony Badger and FDR's First 100 Days»
The New Deal and FDR's Alphabet Soup»
Creating Jobs and Hope in the Great Depression»
FDR a Man of Destiny»
Historian Mary Jo Binker on Eleanor Roosevelt’s advice column (Oct 2018)»
Historians Michael Beschloss and Susan Dunn on FDR and presidential leadership (Jun 2019)»
Our education specialist has assembled 21 smart, fun activities for youth at home, that occupy young hands and minds while requiring minimal adult supervision.
Eleanor Roosevelt: Her Life in Pictures»
A Majority of Minorities: ER Supports JFK in the 1960 Presidential Election»
Eleanor Roosevelt on Human Rights»
Eleanor Roosevelt's Human Rights Speech»
Four Freedoms Speech Teaching Guide»
The Presidency and the Supreme Court Teaching Guide»
Inaugural Address Curriculum Hub»
Red Tailed Angels: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen»
Eleanor Roosevelt – Inspiring Women to Lead»
Investigating the Holocaust Teacher Guide»
Civics Teacher Guide 2020»
All FDR Teaching Guides»
A small commemorative scrimshaw cup carved from what is likely a piece of walrus tusk. The maker of this cup, John Misikin, likely created it as a gift for Franklin D. Roosevelt's January 30, 1937 birthday.
The Casablanca Conference – Unconditional Surrender»
In January, 1943, President Roosevelt embarked on a secret mission that would determine the course of World War Two, and ultimately the world we live in today. His destination – Casablanca, Morocco. His goal – to finalize Allied military plans with the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill.
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The War Production Board
The War Production Board (WPB) was an agency of the United States government that supervised war production during World War II, established in January, 1942, to develop and execute policies relating to the production of defense materials. It was established by President Roosevelt with Executive Order 9024.
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The First January InauguralThe First January Inaugural
FDR’s first inauguration in 1933 was the last inauguration held in March. The inauguration date was changed with the passage of the 20th Amendment, which moved the date up to January 20th.
FDR’s second inauguration in 1937 was historic because it was the first one held on January 20th. FDR’s 1936 victory was the largest landslide in American history, winning 523 electoral votes, or 98.49%.
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Keep on Trucking: Esoterica from the FDR Library Files»
The Federal Writers’ Project»
Rare Footage: FDR Addresses the National Institute of Health
Teenagers and their selfies»
The Good Luck Charm: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the 1920 Democratic National Convention»
Hidden Treasures: FDR’s Rare Bird Books»
The Art of War: American Poster Art 1941-1945»
New Deal Art»
Unpretentious History: Alma Van Curan and the FDR Library Logbooks»
Pomp and Circumstance: The Other State Visit of 1939»
May 1940: President Roosevelt and the German Invasion of the Low Countries»
New Online Museum Portal Beta Preview»
More than a Moment for the Nation: The Presidential Funeral of FDR»
The 75th Anniversary of FDR’s Death: His True Legacy – Leadership in Times of Crisis»
Travel with FDR and Eleanor»
“FDR and the Dust Bowl” Short Film Narrated by CBS News’ Bill Whitaker»
Important Facts about FDR’s Dog Fala»
Marian Anderson and Eleanor Roosevelt»
Eleanor's Resignation from the Daughters of the American Revolution»
FDR’s Labor Secretary Was the First Female Cabinet Member»