DonateThank you for your interest in donating to the
Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum.
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum is a federal agency, part of the National
Archives and Records Administration. Federal tax dollars and income earned from admission
fees and the New Deal Store provide only part of the funds necessary to operate our
programs. We are also in a public-private partnership with the
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, a nonprofit corporation.
Private contributions in any amount are very welcome and very much needed. Private donations support education programs, exhibitions, public programs, the acquisition of archival and museum collections, and grants-in-aid for researchers.
Please make checks payable to our nonprofit partner, the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, directed to the FDRL Fund or to an area of specific interest. Or to make a contribution directly to the Library's federal account, make a check payable to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library. You may also charge your contributions through the New Deal Store by contacting JoAnn Morse, FDR Library Administrative Officer, by email or by dialing (845) 486-7744.
Mailing address for all contributions:
Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
If you would like to discuss your donation, please call JoAnn Morse, FDR Library Administrative Officer, by email or by dialing (845) 486-7744. Thank you!
Contributions to the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Donating Items to the Museum or Archives
The Museum collects and preserves materials related to the lives and careers of Franklin
and Eleanor Roosevelt and their friends, family, and associates. The Museum also acquires
items that reflect political, social, military, diplomatic, and cultural life in America
during the 1930s and 1940s. While we do not accept unsolicited donations, please
Contact the Museum if you are interested in donating objects. Please have ready a description of the object(s), history of ownership and, if possible, photographs. Under no circumstances should you mail any object to the Museum (or leave any object at the Museum) without first contacting the staff.
The Archives maintains and provides public access to the historical papers, books, and audio-visual materials related to the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration and its historical era. Our collections also include thousands of historical materials relating to the life and career of Eleanor Roosevelt. While the Archives does not accept unsolicited donations, please Contact the Archives if you are interested in donating historical materials.
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum does not appraise or authenticate historical materials, artwork, or political memorabilia. For information about appraisals and appraiser referrals, you may wish to consult the following web sites:
- International Society of Appraisers
- American Society of Appraisers
- Appraisers Association of America
Donating Your Time
There are many interesting and rewarding ways to volunteer your time and services at the FDR Presidential Library. Learn about our many volunteer opportunities by visiting Get Involved!