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Roosevelt Small Collections: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt - Press Conference Association Records, 1942-1945 | Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Collection Overview

Title: Roosevelt Small Collections: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt - Press Conference Association Records, 1942-1945Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Eleanor Roosevelt Press Conference Association

Extent: 1.2 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: This collection is arranged in three series, reflecting the order in which the Eleanor Roosevelt Press Conference Association sent the materials to the FDR Library in 1945: Active Members, Inactive Members, Records.

Date Acquired: 10/00/1945

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of the official records of the Eleanor Roosevelt Press Conference Association. These records include correspondence, membership lists, meeting minutes, by-laws, and files pertaining the the Association's final events in 1945.

Collection Historical Note

The Eleanor Roosevelt Press Conference Association was established in 1942 as a formal organization of the reporters who had been attending Eleanor Roosevelt's weekly press conferences since 1933. The Association was directed by a five-member board that met each month to review policy and membership. The membership of the Association was exclusively women. This policy was an extension of Eleanor Roosevelt's long-standing practice of allowing only women to attend her press conferences in order to compel news organizations to continue employing women reporters. During World War II Government Information Agency officials were permitted to attend the press conferences but not to ask questions. The Association dissolved in 1945, shortly before the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Administrative Information

Repository: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

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: Eleanor Roosevelt Press Conference Association

Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Active Members, 1942-1945],
[Series 2: Inactive Members, 1942-1945],
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Series 1: Active Members, 1942-1945Add to your cart.
test Box 1: membership lists and correspondence (arranged alphabetically) pertaining to active members of the association. Also includes membership applications. (Seven folders.)

Box 1Add to your cart.

Membership ListsAdd to your cart.

Active Members: A-BAdd to your cart.

Active Members: CAdd to your cart.

Active Members: D-FAdd to your cart.

Active Members: G-KAdd to your cart.

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Active Members: O-ZAdd to your cart.

Series 2: Inactive Members, 1942-1945Add to your cart.
test Box 2: lists and correspondence (arranged alphabetically) pertaining to inactive members of the association. Also includes membership applications. (Six folders.)

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Inactive Members: A-BAdd to your cart.

Inactive Members: C-DAdd to your cart.

Inactive Members: E-GAdd to your cart.

Inactive Members: H-JAdd to your cart.

Inactive Members: K-MAdd to your cart.

Inactive Members: N-ZAdd to your cart.

Series 3: RecordsAdd to your cart.
test Box 3: meeting minutes, by-laws, general correspondence, correspondence related to newspapers and press associations, White House correspondence, membership files, materials pertaining to the final events of the Association. (12 folders.)

Box 1Add to your cart.

Minutes of Standing Committee Meetings and Treasurer's Report, 1941-1946Add to your cart.

Alexandria GazetteAdd to your cart.

By-Laws and SpecialAdd to your cart.

General CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

Final Events (1)Add to your cart.

Final Events (2)Add to your cart.

Membership Application BlanksAdd to your cart.

Membership CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

Membership NoticesAdd to your cart.

Names Submitted for Membership, 1944-1945Add to your cart.

Newspaper and Press Association CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

White House CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

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