Collection Facts

Extent: 
52 items
Collection Owner:
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

Franklin D. Roosevelt was proud of his heritage and family name. He idealized and strived to assume the gallant qualities he saw in his ancestry - generations of which he learned about from family stories passed down, and from the papers they left behind. Like his legendary stamp collection, FDR collected, sorted, and cared for the records of the Delano and Roosevelt families.

Scope of Collection

This collection includes photographs, correspondence, and other historical materials relating to the Roosevelt and Delano families. These documents simultaneously tell the history of settling on the banks of the Hudson River and the rise of two of the Hudson River Valley’s great families.