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Behind the Scenes:  Archival Collections

Archival Collections

There are more than 17 million pages of documents (in 400 distinct collections) in the Library's archives. Each year, thousands of researchers from around the world come here to explore these collections, which include the President's personal and family papers, the papers covering his public career, Eleanor Roosevelt's papers, and those of many Roosevelt friends and associates.

The boxes you see here are only a small portion of over 22,000 in the archival collections. The boxes in this room are from the papers of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. They contain thousands of letters from the public written to the President and First Lady. FDR believed these spontaneous letters were among the most important in the Library.

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