This collection consists of one letter from Eleanor Roosevelt. She wrote this letter on April 24, 1940, from Washington, D.C. to Captain William S. Rockwell at the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Wawona, at Yosemite National Park in California. Roosevelt thanks Captain Rockwell for her visit to the C.C.C. Camp
University of Virginia - Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Scope and Content This collection consists of a single letter, May 21, 1934, on White House stationery, from Eleanor Roosevelt(1884-1962) to author Pendleton Hogan, Washington, D.C., thanking him for his Mother's Day greeting, with its envelope and Hogan's place card from a 1934 White House dinner. The note was written in response to Hogan's "thank you" note after dining at the White House one Sunday evening early in May 1934 which casually mentioned Mother's Day.
Portraits of presidential wife and U.N. delegate Eleanor Roosevelt. Many views are of Roosevelt speaking at dinners or attending various social and civic functions. Some of the individuals pictured with Roosevelt are A. Philip Randolph, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Jules Bledsoe, Mary McLeod Bethune and Lester Granger. Roosevelt is also seen participating in an NBC radio broadcast. Full, half and quarter length portraits are included
The collection contains 4 typescript letters from Eleanor Roosevelt to Donald S. Klopp on 6 Sept. 1938 indicating she didn't know who a certain columnist [Westbrook Pegler] was and that she would be delighted to hear any comments from Mr. Klopp about her column (My day); to Mr. Battan on 30 April 1957 discussing Communist China having troops in North Korea and North Vietnam, Gandhi and Nehru, and indicates that she is not contemplating running for President; to Robert G. Grey on 17 June 1958 thanking him for his letter about the Humane Slaughtering Bill; and to My dear Students, 12 May 1959 about America's role against Communism. The letters to Mr. Klopp and Mr. Grey include envelopes. The letter to Mr. Klopp was sent from the White House in Washington, D.C., the remaining letters from New York, N.Y.
Collection includes: "Memories of Eleanor Roosevelt" (1996), essays on the meaning and impact of the former First Lady collected by the Eleanor Roosevelt Monument Fund; and an alphabetical list (1996) of over 1,000 contributors to the fund from 1986 through Oct. 2, 1996