FDR’s BHAG

Robert D.W. Connor, the President of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and recently retired first Archivist of the United States, in his address to the Society at their annual meeting in 1942 read a letter from President Franklin D. Roosevelt who had been awarded an honorary membership in the organization.  He called for “...the … Continue reading FDR’s BHAG

A New Deal for a New Generation

On the last day of June of 1941, Franklin Delano Roosevelt stood at the entrance to his library in Hyde Park, New York—the first of the Presidential Libraries—and dedicated it to the American people with these words: “It seems to me that the dedication of a library is in itself an act of faith. To … Continue reading A New Deal for a New Generation