Reminiscences of Eleanor Roosevelt by 8 Friends

Saturday, November 10, 1962

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

Moderator Lee Graham hosts Rose Schneiderman, Fannie Hurst, Mrs. D. Grayvitch, Eleanor Clark French, Eileen Harity, Anna Cross, Frances Perkins, and Irene Wicker as they speak about their friend Eleanor Roosevelt, who passed away November 7, 1962 at age 78. For more information on this topic, visit http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/neh-preservation-project/2012/dec/17/eleanor-roosevelt/.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 8363
Municipal archives id: T139


Anna Cross, Lee Graham, Fannie Hurst, Frances Perkins, Rose Schneiderman and Ireene Wicker


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

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