FDR’s Speech Collection Now Online

fdrOn the 74th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum made FDR’s Master Speech File available online in digital format.  This file contains over 46,000 pages of drafts, reading copies, and transcripts created throughout FDR‘s political career, as well as the library’s complete collection of audio recordings of FDR’s voice.

It is  one of the most requested collections in the archive at the nation’s first presidential library.

Included in this collection of FDR’s speeches is perhaps his most famous one, delivered to Congress and the nation on Dec. 8, 1941 –

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”






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