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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 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.
Access to the FDR Library's digitized collections -- both documents and photographs
Search FDR's Calendar
The Day by Day interactive chronology features Roosevelt's White House schedules and much more
List of Manuscript Collections
Find historical manuscript collections arranged by alphabet
Finding Aids Database
Search for archival folder titles across FDR Library manuscript collections
Non-textual holdings, including still photographs, audio and film recordings
Conduct author, title, or subject searches of the Library’s extensive book collection
Featured documents, photographs and museum objects from the FDR Library collections
Recent acquisitions to the Library's archival holdings, digitized and now available online
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The research room telephone number is (845) 486-1142.
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Plan a Research Visit Prepare for your visit
Research Services Research support, photocopy and reproduction policies, citation and copyright guidance
Researcher Application Bring your completed application to expedite in-person registration
FAQs — Research at the FDR Library Where to go, what to bring, all your questions answered
Research Grants Information on financial assistance through the Roosevelt Institute
How Will Library Renovation Affect My Research? Check for status updates and announcements