Cynthia Koch To Join FDR Foundation as Historian in Residence and Director of History Programming

We are ever so DEE-lighted to announce that Dr. Cynthia Koch, the past director of the FDR Presidential Library and Museum at Hyde Park, will be joining the Foundation as Historian in Residence and Director of History Programming. Cynthia’s distinguished … Continue reading

The Lampoon As Social History

Not to give our neighbors in the castle too much credit, but there is some interesting history to be learned from period pages of the Harvard Lampoon, especially when it comes to determining the mores of FDR’s Harvard. Take the … Continue reading

When Reason Trumped Politics: The Remarkable Political Partnership of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Wendell L. Willkie

Editor’s Note: To inaugurate our new Recent Publications page, we’re delighted to welcome Alumni Advisory Council Member and avid history buff C. Stephen Heard ’58 to our author pages with his thoughtful retrospective on one of the forgotten greats of … Continue reading

FDR Foundation Launches The Creative Citizenship Project

Today, with grim predictions for climate change appearing almost daily, the word “resilient” occurs again and again: utility infrastructure must upgraded to be storm “resilient;” sea barriers need to be raised to make them more “resilient” to flooding; new more … Continue reading

Don’t Let the Music Stop

  Many of you know that I spent 6 years with PBS, and there December was one constant wail: “This programming is made possible by viewers like you! Please support us!” (Which isn’t actually true, and they shouldn’t really be … Continue reading

Fall Fundraising Campaign

I must admit I am still a bit tired! After a five months of preparation, and a three-day organizing marathon for the Beyond Tomorrow Conference this past weekend, we are now set to gear up for our next event on … Continue reading