The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum


The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is America’s first presidential library—and the only one used by a sitting president. It was conceived and built under President Roosevelt’s direction and opened to the public in 1941. Today, the Library is administered by the National Archives and Records Administration with the support of its nonprofit partner, the Roosevelt Institute.

The Library’s mission is to foster research and education on the life and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and their continuing impact on contemporary life. Its work is carried out by four major areas: Archives, Museum, Education, and Public Programs. Click here to view the members of the Library Board of Trustees.


The Archives of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library are the permanent repository for FDR’s personal and family papers, manuscripts related to his public career, and more.

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Special interactives, immersive audio‐visual theaters, and rarely seen artifacts convey the dramatic story of the Roosevelt era.

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The Roosevelt Library Education staff conducts educational programs designed for K–12, college and university students; teachers; adult learners; and the general public.

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The FDR Library and Museum’s Public Programs department develops and hosts all of the Library’s public programs, special events, and the Library’s website.

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Please consider becoming a member of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.

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