Historical Presentations  ›  My Day: Eleanor Roosevelt Chronicles Life and Work in the White House

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Complete Interview Playlist:

»  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. To enhance the columns, you can find thematic essays, video commentary from the director of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project, Allida M. Black, and links for more information.


»  Notes on Names

Links of Interest:

»  Eleanor Roosevelt NHS

»  FDR Library

»  The White House at War