The Art of War: American Poster Art 1941-1945
The Art of War: American Poster Art 1941-1945 features over 120 wartime posters. Each can be appreciated as both an artifact from our past and an expression of artistic talent. Together, they vividly illustrate the wide-ranging and deep impact of World War II on American society.
Eleanor Roosevelt and the United Nations
Eleanor Roosevelt and the United Nations - After Franklin Roosevelt’s death on April 12, 1945, Eleanor Roosevelt famously told reporters that the story was over. But the new American president Harry Truman had different ideas. Eventually, she accepted the President’s offer, and became the first woman to represent the United States as a delegate to the United Nations.
Day of Infamy: FDR's Response on December 7, 1941
Day of Infamy: FDR's Response on December 7, 1941 - Dawn arrived quietly in Hawaii on December 7, 1941. But at 7:55 a.m. at the Pearl Harbor naval base, the calm of this Sunday morning was suddenly shattered. Five thousand miles away, in Washington, D.C., news of the disaster left officials reeling. The next 24 hours were among the most dramatic and consequential of Franklin Roosevelt’s long presidency. They ended with one of his finest moments.
Pearl Harbor: Why Was the Attack a Surprise?
Pearl Harbor: Why Was the Attack a Surprise? - On December 7, 1941, U.S. officials were anticipating hostilities with Japan—but they did not know when or where they might occur. Explore documents from the collections at the Roosevelt Library and the National Archives at College Park on the diplomatic breakdown and Japan's surprise offensive.
A Third Term?
A Third Term? - As President Franklin D. Roosevelt neared the end of his second term speculation began about his successor. There was no constitutional barrier to a third term at that time. But no president had ever exceeded the two-term precedent established by George Washington.
Vincent Astor: Millionaire, Philanthropist, Spy, and Friend of President Roosevelt
Vincent Astor: Millionaire, Philanthropist, Spy, and Friend of President Roosevelt - Franklin Delano Roosevelt and William Vincent Astor, known as Vincent Astor, grew up as neighbors in New York’s Dutchess County. From an early age, these two heirs to prominent families were destined to forge a friendship that would shape the future of America.
Art of the New Deal
"I, too, have a dream-to show people in the out of the way places, some of whom are not only in small villages but in corners of New York City-something they cannot get from between the covers of books-some real paintings and prints and etchings and some real music." - Franklin Roosevelt to Hendrik Willem Van Loon, January 6, 1938.