Manuscript Collection

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Records - Accession 817 M372 (423)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Records - Accession 817 M372 (423)



Accession 816 - M372 (423)

Inclusive Dates



Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

11 pieces



Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of FDR Speaks: Authorized Edition of Speeches, 1933 to 1945. Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. Edited by Henry Steele Commager. Washington, DC: Washington Records, Inc., 1960. Included are six vinyl recordings of his speeches with an introductory booklet. The speeches cover the following topics: FDR’s first inaugural address; young democratic clubs; second acceptance speech; “Rendezvous with destiny;” Harvard University tercentenary; Fiftieth anniversary of the Statue of liberty; address at Madison Square Garden, New York City; second inaugural address – “one-third of a Nation;” address at Bonneville Dam; “Quarantine” speech at Chicago, Illinois; Fireside chat on economic conditions; National Education Association; annual message to Congress; fireside chat on war in Europe; Jackson Day dinner - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.; Philadelphia campaign speech; Boston campaign speech; Cleveland campaign speech; State of the Union – “Four Freedoms;” third inaugural address; Declaration of War – “Day of Infamy;” fireside chat on war; State of the Union; fireside chat on progress of war; fireside chat on international conferences; Teamster’s Union address – “Fala was furious;” fourth inaugural address; address to Congress on Yalta Conference; undelivered address, Jefferson Day.


The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Records were given as a gift to the Archives on January 1993 by Bob Gesell.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Records - Accession 817 M372 (423)

LC Subject Headings

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945; Depressions--1929--United States; Presidents--United States--Messages; United States--History--1933-1945; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945