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Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Resource Guide

From 1933 to 1945, Franklin D. Roosevelt served as the thirty-second president of the U.S., leading the nation during the Great Depression and World War II. This guide compiles digital materials, external websites, and a selected print bibliography.


The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a variety of material associated with Franklin D. Roosevelt. Born in Hyde Park, New York, in 1882, Roosevelt served as a New York state senator (1910–13), assistant secretary of the Navy (1913–20), and as governor of New York (1929–32). In 1932, Roosevelt was elected the thirty-second president of the United States (1933-45). He was re-elected in 1936, 1940, and 1944, the only president to serve more than two terms. Roosevelt died at the beginning of his fourth term on April 12, 1945.

This resource guide compiles links to digital materials related to Roosevelt such as manuscripts, government documents, sound recordings, newspaper articles, and images that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on Roosevelt and a bibliography containing selected works for both a general audience and younger readers.