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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 FRANKLIN connects you to more than 700,000 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.  

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Featured documents, photographs and museum objects from the FDR Library collections   

New to the Archives

Recent acquisitions to the Library's archival holdings, digitized and now available online 

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Send Us Your Research Question

Do you have a question about the historical materials found at the FDR Presidential Library or about the Roosevelt era? The Archives staff can answer general research queries and provide information about about the Library's holdings. Submit a request for information by email to The research room telephone number is (845) 486-1142.

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