Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Foundation Dedication

Friday, November 08, 1963

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Dedication for the groundbreaking of the new wings of the FDR Library on the one year anniversary of her death. These wings will be dedicated to the great works of Mrs. Roosevelt.

Opens with a touching tribute to Eleanor Roosevelt, the unnamed speaker notes her many great attributes.

Bernard L. Guten (?) of the General Service Administration speaks. He quotes President Roosevelt, who called the dedication of a library "an act of faith ...not built just for the present, but for the future."

Dr. Wayne C. Grover, Archivist of the United States and Dr. Elizabeth Drury, Librarian of the FDR Library are introduced.

Mrs. Anna Halsted, daughter of the Roosevelts speaks.

Ends with prayer.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71907
Municipal archives id: T275


Anna Roosevelt and Adlai E. Stevenson


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About Miscellaneous

Programs ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s covering a variety of cultural and political topics.

From archival broadcasts of sewer plant openings to single surviving episodes of long-defunct series, "Miscellaneous" is a catch-all for the odds and ends transferred as part of the New York Public Radio Archives Department's massive NEH-funded digitization project, launched in 2010.

Buried in this show you will find all sorts of treasures, from the 1937 dedication of the WNYC Greenpoint transmitter to the 1939 lighting of the City Hall Christmas tree and the 1964 reception for Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

This collection includes some unique “slice-of-life” productions that provide a telling portrait of America from the 1940s through the 1950s, such as public service announcements regarding everything from water conservation to traffic safety and juvenile delinquency and radio dramas such as "The Trouble Makers" and "Hate, Incorporated."



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