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Marion Anderson Hyman Collection of Franklin D. Roosevelt

Marion Anderson Hyman Collection of Franklin D. Roosevelt

Collection Number: 
50
Collection Length: 
5.50ft
Period: 
1882 to 1959
Finding Aid: 

Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States, was born in Hyde Park, New York on January 30, 1882 and died April 12, 1945 in Warm Springs, Georgia. He was educated at Groton in Massachusetts, received a B.A. in history from Harvard in 1903, and studied law at Columbia University. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt in 1905 and they had six children. He was Governor of New York in 1928 and became President in 1932 until his death in 1945. The Franklin D. Roosevelt collection was donated to St. Lawrence University in February 1965 by Dr. Harold T. Hyman (New York City) on behalf of the Marion Anderson Hyman Foundation (New York City), in memory of his wife Marion Anderson Hyman, a native of Ogdensburg, New York. The collection consists of scrapbooks, campaign buttons, coins and similar ephemera. Also included are clippings and photographs, two typewritten letters written and signed by Roosevelt as president, a photograph album, newspaper clippings, magazines with articles about FDR, a copy of his will, his inaugural addresses, a phonograph album, FDR ancestry and a 1936 Democratic Book.