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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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Upcoming Programs

November 24, 2021, 2pm ET 
Unexpected History: FDR's Gatehouse and Stories from the Library Grounds
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Shortly after the Library opened to the public on July 4, 1941, construction contractor John McShain offered to build the gate house for the sum of $1.00. President Roosevelt gladly accepted. FDR Library Deputy Director William Harris takes a look at McShain’s gift to FDR, and the often unnoticed evidence of FDR's years living and working onsite.

Program Archives

Harry Hopkins: FDR’s Envoy to Churchill and Stalin» 
From June 2015:
George Marshall once said that had it not been fo Harry Hopkins, World War II might have continued on to 1947 and we might not have won at all. Author Christoper O'Sullivan talks about FDR's most trusted advisor. (Video: 42:17 minutes)
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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)»


Resources For Parents and Teachers

Our education specialist has assembled 21 smart, fun activities for youth at home, that occupy young hands and minds while requiring minimal adult supervision.

View all 21 activities»

Previous Guides
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»

Other Resources
FRANKLIN digital archives and virtual research room»
The Periodic Table of the New Deal»
Helpful Hints for Students Doing Research»
Understanding Document Based Research»


Features Stories of the Week

#FamilyStoriesMonth part 2 
Eleanor Roosevelt inherited this monteith bowl from her maternal Livingston ancestors. It bears the Livingston coat of arms. Crafted by Boston silversmith John Coney (1655-1722) for Robert and Alida Livingston, it reflects Mrs. Roosevelt’s family’s history, wealth, and stature.
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Cairo & Tehran Confrences Narrated by FDR» 
The Cairo and Tehran Conferences took place in November 1943. This footage, shot by the US Signal Corps, is narrated by an FDR speech. (Video, 9:13 minutes)
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Previous Features
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»