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Springwood: Birthplace and Home to Franklin D. Roosevelt--Supplementary Resources

By looking at Springwood: Birthplace and Home to Franklin D. Roosevelt, students will learn about one of our greatest presidents and life during the Depression and World War II. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting materials.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Resources: 

Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site (Springwood)
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site is a unit of the National Park System. Visit the park's Web pages for more information regarding this site, including an audio of a portion of Roosevelt's most famous speech and his personal history.

American Presidents Travel Itinerary
The Discover Our Shared Heritage online travel itinerary on American Presidents provides information on places associated with the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, including the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial National Memorial

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Digital Archives
The website of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Digital Archives is rich in documents and images from Roosevelt's presidential administrations. Diplomatic archives along with photographs of family, the Depression, and World War II make this an excellent resource for researchers.

Roosevelt Campobello International Park
The Roosevelt Campobello International Park is not a unit of the United States National Park Service or Parks Canada. It is administered by a joint U.S./Canadian Commission, funded equally by the two countries. The Roosevelt Campobello International Park Site honors both Franklin Roosevelt and the close and neighborly relationship between Canada and the United States.

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (Val-Kill)
Val-Kill is a unit of the National Park System. Visit the park's web pages for a detailed history of Mrs. Roosevelt and her role in the public as the "eyes, ears and legs" for her husband.

Franklin D. Roosevelt's Little White House
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites' web page preserves and manages the "Little White House" in Warm Springs, Georgia where Franklin Roosevelt convalesced from polio and died. Included are views of and information about the house and the polio treatment pools fed by the warm springs for which the community is named.

American Presidents, Life Portraits
In this series, C-SPAN explores the life stories of the men who have been president by traveling to presidential homes, museums, libraries, and grave sites and speaking with presidential scholars. Included on the website is information about the American President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Early 20th Century History Resources:
The Michigan Historical Museum
The Michigan Historical Museum System's online gallery is an excellent source for information and activities that bring the Depression and other aspects of 20th century life to life. Students can look at Kid's Stuff to get an idea of what prices were like during the Depression and what those prices mean today.

The National Archives
The National Archives online exhibit hall features Depression era art and World War II posters and sound files, among its thousands of documents.

Library of Congress: American Memory Collection
Search the American Memory Collection Web page for a variety of historical resources on Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Depression, and World War II. Included on the site are documents, photographs, and other materials on the life of this extraordinary man. Also search on Springwood for architectural documentation of the site by Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record.

 

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