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Rubenstein Center Scholarship

An interview with Allida M. Black

Director and Editor, The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers

To enhance First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt's "My Day" newspaper columns, Allida M. Black, Director and Editor of The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers and Research Professor of History & International Affairs at The George Washington University, sat down for an interview covering topics from the Roosevelt's style of entertaining to what the White House was like during World War II.

Introduction to the "My Day" Project

Importance of the "My Day" Columns

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 White House Staff

Visit of the British Royals in 1939

World War II at the White House