Franklin Delano Roosevelt: A Resource Guide
Designed for elementary and middle school students, America's
Library provides the following stories related to Franklin
Delano Roosevelt and his Administration:
Back in Time: Depression & WWII (1929-1945)
Back in Time: The Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor, December
Jump Back in Time: Joseph Stalin Wrote A Memo to Roosevelt
and Churchill, August 13, 1942
Treasures of the Library of Congress
This exhibition provides unique insight into various aspects
of American history and culture. Objects displayed are
organized according to the three categories that Thomas
Jefferson used for his library: memory, reason, and imagination.
The exhibition includes the following documents pertaining
to Franklin Delano Roosevelt:
Churchill and the Great Republic
This exhibition examines the life and career of Winston
Spencer Churchill and emphasizes his lifelong links with
the United States--the nation that he called "the great
exhibition includes a number of letters and cables written
between Roosevelt and Churchill during
World War II.
Do Solemnly Swear..." Inaugural Materials from the
Collections of the Library of Congress
Items from eighteen presidents are featured in this
online exhibition, including images and documents
related to Roosevelt's
& Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)
Search PPOC using the subject heading Roosevelt,
Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 to find
hundreds of digital images related to Roosevelt such
as prints, photographs, and political cartoons. Search
all text fields in PPOC using the phrase Franklin
Roosevelt to locate additional images.
Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar
In 1943, Ansel Adams (1902-1984), America's most well-known photographer, documented the Manzanar War Relocation Center in California and the Japanese-Americans interned there during World War II. In February 1942, President Franklin Delano
Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which authorized
the building of “relocation camps” for
Japanese Americans living along the Pacific Coast.
Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives
The photographs in the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection form an extensive pictorial record of American life between 1935 and 1944. In addition, this
collection contains many photographs of Franklin
Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. Search
this collection using the phrase President
Roosevelt or Mrs. Roosevelt to locate these
Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey
The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the
Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) collections
document achievements in architecture, engineering, and
design in the United States, including Roosevelt's
home located in Hyde Park, New York.
Presidents of the United States Selected Images From the Collections of the Library of Congress
This guide presents portraits of U.S. presidents and first ladies, including images of Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt.
American Memory Timeline: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
and the New Deal
This site contains a short essay on the
New Deal and links to related documents found within
On January 20, 1937, Franklin D. Roosevelt became the
first U.S. president sworn into office in January. It
was the second of his four inaugurations.
On April 8, 1935, Congress approved the Works Progress
Administration (WPA). Created by President Franklin Roosevelt
to relieve the economic hardship of the Great Depression,
this national works program (called the Works Project Administration
beginning in 1939) employed more than 8.5 million people
on 1.4 million public projects before it was disbanded
June 16, 1933, marked the end of the first hundred days
of the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
On July 8, 1932, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell
to its lowest point during the Great Depression.
On August 13, 1942, Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin drafted
a memorandum to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
and American President Franklin Roosevelt opposing their
decision not to invade Western Europe at that time.
Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City on October
On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United
States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor killing more than 2,300
Americans. The following day, President Franklin Roosevelt,
addressing a joint session of Congress, called December
7 "a date which will live in infamy."
Digital Reference Section Web Guides
A Guide to World War II Materials
This guide gathers in one place links to World War II
related resources throughout the Library of Congress Web
New Deal Programs: Selected Library of Congress Resources
This guide was created to serve as a starting point for
research using Library of Congress collections of New Deal
program materials. Although this guide is by no means comprehensive,
it provides an overview of special collections held by
the Library of Congress and links to digitized materials
and selected resources relating to New Deal programs in
Library of Congress divisions. The guide also links to
major collections of New Deal program materials held at
Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932
Donald A. Ritchie, associate historian at the U.S. Senate
Historical Office, discusses his book Electing
FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932 in a program
sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book.
Bankrupting the Enemy: The U.S. Financial Siege of Japan Before Pearl Harbor
Edward S. Miller discusses his book Bankrupting
the Enemy: The U.S. Financial Siege of Japan Before
Pearl Harbor in a program sponsored by the
Humanities and Social Sciences Division.