October 7, 2021

In this issue: Registration is Still Open for Next Week's Virtual Conference; the Hudson Valley Vision Awards; Many Ways to Celebrate Eleanor's 137th Birthday, and #NationalStampMonth.

Examining American Responses to the Holocaust: Digital Possibilities, an FDR Library virtual conference, Oct 12-15, 2021, on the current state of Holocaust scholarship and how digital humanities are changing the way Holocaust research is conducted and disseminated.

You must register to have access to all 15 sessions, including Tuesday night's screening of the film Soul Witness by R. Harvey Bravman. Registration is free.

Select sessions will also be streamed live to our YouTube page
The Trustees of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and the Roosevelt Institute invite you to join them for the FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR ROOSEVELT HUDSON VALLEY VISION AWARD VIRTUAL CEREMONY honoring Bernard Handel at 6:30 p.m. on October 16, 2021.

Handel is being recognized for his efforts to improve the future of the Hudson Valley that have resulted in new innovations, creative solutions and an enhanced quality of life for all. Proceeds support the FDR Library.

From Feb 2021:
Eleanor Roosevelt's 137th birthday will be this October 11. In this program, author David Michaelis discusses the life and times of Mrs. Roosevelt and his new book "Eleanor" with FDR Library Director Paul Sparrow.

From July 2013
Allida Black examines Eleanor Roosevelt's book Tomorrow is Now, published months after her death, calling it her manifesto – a call to action for all Americans to leave their political silos and face challenges together.


Cultural icons FDR and Winston Churchill personified their nations during WW2 in the popular imagination. Their images were featured together on countless objects including this “Victory Leaders” commemorative stamp cover.

Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City on October 11, 1884. On March 4th 1933, her husband Franklin Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States and Eleanor became the most publicly active First Lady in American history.

Eight-year-old Eleanor Roosevelt inherited this ring when her mother died in 1892. She wore the ring often while she was a young woman and later gave it to her daughter, Anna.

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"Whatever our individual circumstances or opportunities, we are all in it, and our spirit is good... and do not let anyone tell you anything different." FDR, Oct 12, 1942, fireside chat.
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