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FDR – Statue Of Liberty – October 28, 1936 – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! On October 28, 1936, President Roosevelt celebrated the 50th anniversary of the dedication of The Statue of Liberty. So, 127 years ago the Statue of Liberty was unveiled. It has come to symbolize a lot of things, and come to symbolize much that’s been forgotten and ignored....

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FDR – At The University Of Pennsylvania 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Roosevelt- Address at University of Pennsylvania – Sept. 20, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound collection Celebrating the University’s Bicentennial, President Roosevelt addressed the students of the University of Pennsylvania, the first time a sitting President did so since 1909. To...

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Labor Day 1941 – Sept. 1, 1941

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Roosevelt – Labor Day Message – September 1, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As a reminder that, even though today is a holiday, it’s because of the efforts of labor and the struggles of those workers to achieve fair...

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Picking Up The Pieces – The San Francisco UN Conference – June 4, 1945 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – United Nations San Francisco Conference – Report #34 – June 4, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection While the war was still raging in the Pacific, steps were being taken to establish the United Nations – a governing body which would...

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National Farm Day – 1941 – FDR, Henry Wallace, Claude Wickard – March 8, 1941 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Pres. Roosevelt, vice-President Wallace, Sec. of Agriculture Claude Wickard – Farm Day 1941 – March 8, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection March 8, 1941 marked the 2nd annual National Farm Day. To commemorate the event, President Roosevelt,vice-President Henry Wallace and...

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Eleanor Roosevelt Discusses Human Rights – 1950 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC – Today With Mrs. Roosevelt – Human Rights – May 14, 1950 In the early days of the United Nations, one of the tireless advocates for the cause of Human Rights was Eleanor Roosevelt. From the beginning she was responsible...

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Happy Birthday FDR – January 30, 1936 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Combined Networks – President Roosevelt Birthday celebrations – January 30, 1936 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Lest we all forget, 132 years ago today is President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s birthday, born January 30, 1882. In 1936 it was a national celebration,...

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FDR Has A Word About Unemployment – 1937 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Franklin D. Roosevelt discusses Unemployment – November 14, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In what was billed as a “fireside chat style address” on November 14, 1937, President Roosevelt delivered a radio talk about the state of unemployment in...