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Rita Halle Kleeman Papers, 1854-1988 | Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Collection Overview

Title: Rita Halle Kleeman Papers, 1854-1988Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Kleeman, Rita Halle, b. 1885

Extent: -1.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Housed in two boxes, this collection is arranged in three series: Correspondence, Writings, and Miscellaneous Materials.

Date Acquired: 02/11/1946. More info below under Accruals.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of the manuscript of Rita Kleeman's Gracious Lady, with corrections by Franklin D. Roosevelt; correspondence with Sara Delano Roosevelt and others pertaining to the book; printed matter, photographs, and other materials related to the book; and copies of Roosevelt family papers circa 1854-1910.

Collection Historical Note

Rita Halle Kleeman was a family friend of the Roosevelts and a writer. She wrote the biographies Young Franklin Roosevelt and Gracious Lady about Sara Delano Roosevelt. From 1941 to 1945 she was a member of the Writers War Board.

Administrative Information

Repository: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Accruals: After the initial acquistion, additional materials were acquired from Roger Halle in 1985, 1988, and 1990.

Access Restrictions: This collection is available for use by the general public.

Use Restrictions: This material is subject to copyright restrictions under Title 17 of the U.S. Code.

Acquisition Source: Rita Halle Kleeman

Box and Folder Listing


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Series 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
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Box 1: correspondence to, from, and concerning Sara Delano Roosevelt; correspondence regarding Sara Delano Roosevelt and Gracious Lady; and correspondence and comments by Roger Halle and Rita Kleeman regarding Sara Delano Roosevelt.

Box 2: correspondence from Roosevelt and Delano family members.


Box 1Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Articles re Sara Delano Roosevelt and Gracious Lady, 1935-1957Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Comments by Roger Halle and Rita Halle Kleeman about Sara Delano Roosevelt, 1968-1988Add to your cart.

Correspondence with Sara D. Roosevelt, 1934-1941 and undatedAdd to your cart.

Copies of Correspondence with Sara D. Roosevelt et al., 1935-1941Add to your cart.

Correspondence with Roosevelt Family et al re Gracious Lady, 1934-1941Add to your cart.

Box 2Add to your cart.

Letters from Roosevelt and Delano Family Members, 1933-1942Add to your cart.

Series 2: WritingsAdd to your cart.
test Box 2: articles and notes for articles by Rita Kleeman on Sara Delano Roosevelt and other subjects; and draft manuscript of Gracious Lady (2 folders).

Box 2Add to your cart.

Articles and Notes for ArticlesAdd to your cart.

Biography of Sara Delano Roosevelt (1)Add to your cart.

Biography of Sara Delano Roosevelt (2)Add to your cart.

Manuscripts for Magazine articles on Sara Delano RooseveltAdd to your cart.

Materials for articles after death of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sara D. Roosevelt, 1937-1945Add to your cart.

Series 3: Miscellaneous MaterialsAdd to your cart.
test Box 2: log of a trip to China; photographs and photocopies of photographs; reviews of Gracious Lady and other clippings; and miscellaneous materials including a typescript and photocopies of Franklin D. Roosevelt's childhood drawings and letters to his parents (one folder).

Box 2Add to your cart.

Log of a Trip to China, 1862Add to your cart.

Photostats and PhotographsAdd to your cart.

Reviews of Gracious Lady and Other ClippingsAdd to your cart.

Roosevelt, Sara Delano - Diaries and AncestoryAdd to your cart.

Miscellaneous MaterialsAdd to your cart.

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