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Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

Hyde Park, NY

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library 
4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538-1999


Brown, Wilson
Papers, 1835-1955

750 pages


McCrea, John L.
Papers, 1942-1943

John L. McCrea was a Naval Aide to President Roosevelt in 1942-1943. The White House Map Room operated under his direction. Electrostatic copy of Oral History Interview of Vice-Admiral John L. McCrea USN (Ret.) entitled "Setting up Map Room in White House and Other Incidents in Connection with Service There." Holograph drafts of three messages from Roosevelt to Marshall; two of them are in FDR's hand and the third was drafted by Harry Hopkins with annotation by FDR and FDR's signature; all three were written in Hyde Park, July 10-14, 1942. Xerox copies of the handwritten draft memoirs by Mr. McCrea of his career experiences and particularly incidents while he was a Naval Aide to President Roosevelt.

700 pages


McIntire, Ross T.
Papers, 1939-1960

Vice Admiral Ross McIntire joined the Navy as a physician in 1917. In 1933 he was appointed White House Physician, serving in that capacity until 1945. From 1938 to 1946 he was also Surgeon General of the Navy and Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery of the Navy. After retiring from the Navy in 1947, he became National Administrator of the American Red Cross blood donor program, a position he held until 1960. He also served as the Chairman of the President's Committee on Employment of the Physically Handicapped, 1947-1954. The papers consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence, memoranda, published material, and newspaper clippings relating to the health of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Dr. McIntire's work as White House Physician, Surgeon General of the Navy and Red Cross chairman.

11 feet


Rigdon, William M.
Papers, 1943-1945

William Rigdon was assigned as aide to Admiral Wilson Brown from 1943 to 1945. During that period of time, Rigdon worked often in the Map Room. The papers consist of copies of Presidential correspondence, memoranda, notes on meetings, press releases, and newspaper and magazine clippings.

Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Collection, 1730-1942

This collection consists of correspondence, diaries, journals, logbooks, and indexes to books and articles concerning, largely, United States naval history from 1730 to 1942. The papers include material on the periods of the Revolutionary War, war with France, war with Tripoli, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, and World War I. They contain source material on the history of sailing ships and steamships, naval actions, explorations, privateering, whaling, sea trading, and descriptions of foreign lands. This collection is composed of three parts: an alphabetical file of persons and vessels; several logbooks, journals, and naval orders; and indexes to magazine articles on the United States Navy and to Roosevelt's Naval Book Collection.

39 boxes, 89 volumes, and oversize material


Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Papers, 1913-1920

Franklin D. Roosevelt was Assistant Secretary of the Navy during the administrations of Woodrow Wilson, 1913-1921. His papers include material relating to the administration of the United States Navy, Federal patronage and Democratic party affairs in New York State, Roosevelt's campaign for United Sates Senator from New York in 1914, the campaign to re-elect Woodrow Wilson in 1916, and the movement to nominate Roosevelt as the Democratic candidate for Governor of New York in 1918.

51 feet


Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Papers, 1933-1945

Presidential papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt in four collections: Official File, Personal File, President's Secretary's File, and Map Room File.

2,205 feet


Roosevelt, James
Papers, 1937-1967

James Roosevelt, eldest son and second child of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, was born in New York City, December 23, 1907. In 1936 James Roosevelt received a commission as lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. He accompanied FDR to the Inter-American Conference at Buenos Aires after the 1936 election as a military aide. Roosevelt resigned his lieutenant colonelcy and applied for an appointment as Captain in the Marine Corps Reserve in September 1939. In April 1941, the President sent James on an around the world military diplomatic mission. In August 1941, he joined the staff of Coordinator of Information, William J. Donovan as the officer assigned to the job of working out the exchange of information with other agencies. After the United States entered the war, James Roosevelt served with distinction in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He served in the Solomon and Gilbert Islands, the second battle of Midway and at Kiska in the Aleutian Islands. He was second in command to Evans Carlson in the Marine Raider raid on Makin Island. Roosevelt later trained with his own Raider unit. He was a colonel when released from active duty in August 1945. He was awarded the Navy Cross and a Silver Star. He continued in the Marine Corps becoming a Brigadier General USMC Reserve, retired.

212 feet

Published: Thu Jun 26 16:27:13 EDT 2014