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January 11, 1944 – FDR -The Second Bill Of Rights -A State Of The Union In Wartime –

Recovering from a bad case of the Flu, President Roosevelt delivered the 1944 State of The Union address from the Oval Office, rather than in a Joint Session of Congress. The war had been going on for 3 years and the tide was turning in the Allies favor. It was...

FDR - 1936

November 2, 1936 – Eve Of An Election 1936 – A Last Word Or Two From FDR Before The Polls Close.

November 2nd in 1936 was the last day before the Presidential election that year. As a “final word”, President Roosevelt, along with Postmaster General James Farley and New York Senator Robert Wagner, addressed the nation via that relatively recent mass-media device; radio. The end of a hard fought campaign, FDR...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...