October 18, 2018

Today in History: Eleanor Roosevelt


Today in History–October 11–the Library of Congress features Eleanor Roosevelt, born on this day in 1884.  Learn more about this first-class first lady in the Today in History section then click the links below to access related primary sources.

Eleanor Roosevelt image set

Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. attends Women in War Work Congress in Paris (1918 film)

Speech by Eleanor A. Roosevelt New York 1941

Eleanor Roosevelt historical newspaper coverage

Modern-day legislation related to Eleanor Roosevelt

A Letter from Eleanor Roosevelt primary source analysis activity

Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project George Washington University

On Dupont Circle: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the Progressives Who Shaped Our World (steaming webcast)

By Popular Demand: Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies, 1789-Present

Who’s that Lady? (learning activity)

Presidential Spotlight: Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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