»  Introduction to the My Day Project



»  Importance of the "My Day" Columns



»  The Role of Ceremony in the Roosevelt White House



»  The Roosevelts' Style of Entertaining



»  Christmas at the Roosevelt White House



»  Family Life in the White House



»  The Roosevelts' Relationship with the White House Staff



»  Visit of the British Royals in 1939



»  World War II at the White House



The White House Historical Association and the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project present this collaboration in an effort to open a window into the Roosevelt White House. From 1936 to 1962, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt wrote a syndicated column entitled "My Day." This project selects representative samples of those columns, focused on the White House years, to display Mrs. Roosevelt's thoughts on a number of events, issues, and challenges from the Great Depression and World War II eras.


Allida Black is Director and Editor of The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers and Research Professor of History & International Affairs at The George Washington University.

»  View Eleanor Roosevelt's "My Day" Columns


First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt

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