About Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt
Special Topics: Information about controversial issues, themed archival document selections, and special online presentations featuring materials from the FDR Library’s archival collections.
Teachers and Students: Please visit the FDR Library's Education Department pages of our website to find resources designed for K-12 audiences.
Archives: Both Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's Papers are housed in the Archives at the FDR Presidential Library & Museum along with thousands of photographs and audiovisual recordings. Find information about these and other historical materials at About the Archives.
About the Library
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is America’s first presidential
library—and the only one used by a sitting president. Contemplating retirement after
a second term, FDR sought to place his papers in a research facility for the benefit
of the public. But no archive would accept his entire collection of records documenting
his presidency and his lifetime in public service. So Roosevelt decided to build his
own. Read More...