FDR Library

The FDR Presidential Library and Museum, America's first presidential library, is managed by the National Archives and based at the homestead of Franklin Roosevelt in Hyde Park, NY. The Roosevelt Institute is its nonprofit partner.

 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.  

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. Our work is carried out by four major areas: Archives,  Museum,  Education  and  Public Programs.