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Recorded Speeches and Utterances of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1920-1945 

The following is a list of recorded utterances by FDR that are housed within the Audio/Visual Collections at the FDR Presidential Library.

Each of the recordings listed below has been digitized, and users can stream and/or download the audio files (mp3) directly from this page. Related document-based speech materials can be found in FDR’s Master Speech File, now fully available online through the FRANKLIN digital repository.  For a more detailed description of the collection, see Audio/Visual Collections at the FDR Library

Copyright Note: Most materials listed may be duplicated for reference purposes without restriction. Any rebroadcast of commercially produced radio and television programs requires the permission of the media networks. Commercially produced recordings may not be duplicated for rebroadcast or other commercial purposes without permission of the copyright holder.

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Date Description Audio Library ID
Date Description Audio Library ID
1920 Americanism - Recording made under the heading of "Nation's Forum" by Columbia Phonograph Co. Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers excerpts from his Vice-Presidential acceptance Speech, given at Hyde Park, NY, August 9, 1920. (4 min.)
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"RLxA-1-P [dig]. 73-7:2(1). "
1924/06/26 New York City - Remarks to Democratic National Convention offering to withdraw nomination of Alfred E. Smith (2 min).   Download Audio File "RLxB-1 [dig]. 73-7:1(1). 73-72:2(2). "
1928/06/27 Houston, TX - "The Happy Warrior" speech final sentences only (25 secs)
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73-7:1(2) [dig].
1932/04/07 New York City - "Forgotton Man" speech, Radio appearance for the Democratic Party on Lucky Strike Program.  (10 min)
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75-6 [dig].
1932/07/02 Chicago, IL - Address to the Democratic Convention accepting nomination of President (lengthy excerpts) (20 min)
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75-3 [dig].72-24 .72-13:14 .73-7:1(3). 73-21.
1932/07/30 Albany, NY - Radio address discussing Democratic Party Platform (28 min)
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"RLxB-2 [dig]. 73-7:2(3) "
1932/10/02 Detroit, MI - "The Philosophy of Social Justice through Social Action" (Radio address)(9 min)
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RLxB-85-1 [dig]. 65-9:1(7-8).
1932/11/05 New York City - Campaign speech from Madison Square Garden (18 min) (incomplete)
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82-6(2) [dig].
1932/11/09 New York City - Remarks acknowledging victory in 1932 Presidential election (1min)
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75-24(5) [dig].
1932/11/22 Washington, DC - Informal remarks to the Washington Press Club (4 min)
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64-12:5 [dig]. 71-20(1). 73-7:1(4)
1933/02/15 Miami, FL - President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt's comments upon his arrival, followed by recreation of the assassination attempt by Giuseppe Zangara and a statement by Mrs. W. F. Cross. (May not be duplicated without the donor's permission) (2 min)
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79-16:1 [dig].
1933/03/04 Washington, DC - First inaugural address (27 min
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74-24 [dig]. 71-10:2. 71-40:2. RLxA-2. RLxA-2D.
1933/03/12 Washington, DC - Fireside Chat on banking (13 min 42 sec)
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65-9:2(1-2) [dig]. RLxA-4.
1933/05/07 Washington, DC - Fireside Chat - Outlining New Deal Program (Permission required for commercial use) (23 min)
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74-3 [dig].
1933/10/02 Chicago, IL - Address at the American Legion Convention (May not be duplicated without donor's permission)
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79-16:2 [dig].
1934/03/05 Washington, DC - Message to Code Authorities on first year of NRA. (Permission required for commercial use) (29 min)
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74-19(1) [dig].
1934/07/10 Cartegena, Columbia - FDR's response to President Enrique Oloya Herrera's welcoming speech. (Permission required for commercial use)
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72-9:4 [dig].
1934/09/27 Washington, DC - Remarks to the Herald Tribune Forum (by radio) in New York (7 min)
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RLxA-91 [dig].
1934/09/30 Washington, DC - Fireside Chat on Moving Forward to Greater Freedom and Greater Security (27 min)
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"74-4:4 [dig]. RL-14(excerpts). 74-19(5)(excerpts). "
1934/10/22 Remarks on opening the 1934 Mobilization for Human Needs campaign (Permission required for commercial use) (4 min)(incomplete)
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74-19(2) [dig].
1934/11/16 Address to the George Rogers Clark Celebration, Harrodsburg, KY (Permission required for commercial use)
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74-19(3) [dig].
1935/04/28 Washington, DC - Fireside Chat on Works Relief Program (28 min)
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RLxA-7 [dig].
1935/05/22 Washington, DC - Address to Congress Vetoing the Veterans' Bonus (40 min)
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RLxA-8:1 and RLxA-8:2 [dig]. RLxA-8. RLxA-8-A. RLxA-8-B.
1935/06/13 West Point, NY - US Military Academy Commencement address (11 min)
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RLxA-91 [dig]. RLxA-9-A.
1935/08/14 Washington, DC - Remarks on signing the Social Security Act (2 min)
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74-2:2 [dig].
1935/08/21 Washington, DC - Radio speech to Boy Scouts of America canceling Jamboree (11 min)
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RLxA-10 [dig]. RLxA-97.
1935/08/24 Washington, DC - Radio address to Young Democratic Clubs (28 min)
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RLxA-11 [dig].
1935/09/30 Boulder City, NV - Dedication of Boulder Dam (21 min)
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65-9:3-7 [dig]. 65-9:3(7-9). 201-177.
1935/10/24 Washington, DC - Radio address to Detroit Mobilization for Human Needs (Permission required for commercial use) (10 min)
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72-9:5A & 72-9:5B [dig].
1935/11/11 Washington, DC - Armistice Day Address (16 min)
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201-185B [dig]. 65-9:3(10-11).
1935/11/29 Atlanta, GA - "Progress means not only sound business but sound improvement in American Life." (38 min)
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RLxA-12:1 & RLxA-12:2 [dig].
1935/12/09 Chicago, IL - Address to American Farm Bureau Federation (Permission required for commercial use) (37 min 2 sec)
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72-9:3A & 72-9:3B [dig].
1935/12/09 Notre Dame, IN - Address at Notre Dame University (14 min)
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201-178 [dig].
1935/12/24 Washington, DC - Christmas Tree Lighting (5 min)
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RL 35 [dig]. 65-9:4.
1936/01/03 Washington, DC - State of the Union Address (51 min 46 sec)
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RL36-37 & RL38-39 [dig].
1936/01/08 Washington, DC - Jackson Day Dinner Address (31 min)
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RLxA-15 [dig].
1936/01/18 New York City - Address broadcast to President's Birthday Ball Committee Dinner (10 min)
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201-232-A [dig]. 65-9:4(3).
1935/01/19 New York City - Address at dedication of T. Roosevelt Memorial (27min)
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RLxA-16 [dig].
1936/01/30 Washington, DC - Radio address on President's Third Birthday Ball (6 min)
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201-233-A [dig].
1936/02/08 Washington, DC - Radio broadcast to Patrolmen's Benevolent Association of New York City (4 min)
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74-28:124 [dig].
1936/02/08 Washington, DC - Radio greeting to Boy Scouts on 26th Anniversary (4 min)
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201-231-A [dig].
1936/02/22 Philadelphia, PA - Address at Temple University on Honorary Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (26 min)
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201-233 [dig]. RLxA-17
1936/02/23 Hyde Park, NY - Radio Address on Brotherhood Day (7 min)
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RL49 [dig].
1936/04/13 Baltimore, MD - Address to Young DemocratsClub of Maryland (37 min 50 sec) (cassette)
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RLxA-18 [dig]. RL-50-51(18min).
1936/04/16 Washington, DC - Address at laying of cornerstone of Interior Department Building (excerpt only)
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RLxA-19 [dig].
1936/04/25 New York City - Thomas Jefferson Dinner Address (32 min)
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54-58 (reel 1 & reel 2) [dig].
1936/06/10 Little Rock, AR - Arkansas Centennial Address (32 min)
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201-180 [dig]. RL 59-61.
1936/06/14 Vincennes, IN - Remarks at dedication of George Rogers Clark Memorial (Permission required for commercial use) (19 min)
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72-9:6 [dig].
1936/06/27 Philadelphia, PA - Address accepting renomination for Presidency (34 min 15 sec)
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RLxB-3 [dig]. 73-21(excerpts).
1936/07/03 Shenandoah National Park, VA - Dedication Address (12 min)
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201-179-A [dig].
1936/07/04 Monticello, VA - Address to Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation (Permission required for commercial use) (16 min)
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72-9:2A & 72-9:2B [dig].
1936/07/11 New York City - Dedication of Tri-Borough Bridge (6 min)
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201-179 [dig].
1936/07/23 Washington, DC - Address to the New York Herald Tribune Forum (by telephone) (excerpts)
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74-26:1 [dig].
1936/07/31 Quebec, Canada - Remarks on visit (11 min)
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201-178-A [dig].
1936/08/14 Chautaqua, NY - Address (29 min)
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201-181 [dig]. 68/69.
1936/09/06 Washington, DC - Fireside Chat on Drought Conditions (27 min)
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201-182 [dig]. 70/71.
1936/09/10 Charlotte, NC - Address to Green Pastures Rally (Permission required for commercial use) (32 min)
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72-9:1A & 72-9:1B [dig].
1936/09/11 Washington, DC - Greetings to the Third World Power Conference
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201-183 [dig]. 65-9:8(1).
1936/09/18 Cambridge, MA - Address to Harvard University Tercentenary Celebration (Permission required for commercial use) (15 min)
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71-40:3(1), 71-40:3(2), & 71-40:3(3) [dig].
1936/09/29 Syracuse, NY - Address to NY Democratic State Committee (Permission required for commercial use) (30 min)
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72-9:8 [dig]. 73-21(excerpts) .
1936/10/01 Pittsburgh, PA - Political address from Forbes Field (Permission required for commercial use) (31 min)
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72-9:9 [dig].
1936/10/10 Omaha, NE - Political speech (Permission required for commercial use) (34 min)
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72-9:11 [dig]. 73-21.
1936/10/14 Chicago, IL - Political speech from Chicago Stadium
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72-9:10-C [dig]. 72-9:10-A & B.
1936/10/21 Worcester, MA - Political speech (Permission required for commercial use) (31 min)
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72-9:12 [dig].
1936/10/26 Washington, DC - Address at dedication of Howard University Chemistry Building (10 min)
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201-184(1) [dig]. 65-9:8(8).
1936/10/28 New York City - Address at 50th anniversary of Statue of Liberty (12 min)
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201-184-A [dig].
1936/10/31 New York City - Madison Square Garden address on American desire for peace (36 min 55 sec)
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201-185 [dig]. 74-2:1.
1936/11/02 Hyde Park, NY - President's election eve radio broadcast (Permission required for commercial use) (11 min)
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72-9:14(1), 72-9:14(2), & 72-9:14(3) [dig].
1936/11/06 Washington, DC - Informal remarks after re-election (2 min)
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74-28:144 [dig].
1936/11/06 Washington, DC - Remarks on opening of 1936 Mobilization for Human Needs (5 min)
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201-185-A [dig].
1936/11/07 Washington, DC - Radio greeting to 21 American nations meeting in Buenos Aires (6 min)
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201-184(2) [dig].
1936/11/27 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Address before the National Congress and Supreme Court of Brazil (19 min)
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201-229 [dig].
1936/12/01 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Address before Inter-American Conference (24 min)
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RLxA-98 (reel 1 & reel 2) [dig].
1936/12/03 Montevideo, Uruguay - Address (13 min)
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201-180-A [dig].
1936/12/24 Washington, DC - Community Christmas Tree Lighting (Permission required for commercial use)
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72-9:7 [dig]. 201-188-B.
1937/01/06 Washington, DC - State of the Union Address (32 min)
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"RLxA-22-D [dig]. 73-21. 74-28:147. "
1937/01/20 Washington, DC - 2nd Inaugural Address (25 min) (Total program 36 min)
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73-1 [dig]. 73-21.
1937/01/30 Washington , DC - Radio address, President's 4th Birthday Ball (55th Birthday) (8min)
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201-186-A [dig].
1937/02/08 Washington, DC - Radio address to Boy Scouts (Permission required for commercial use) (4 min)
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72-9:16 [dig]. RLxA-24.
1937/02/15 Washington, DC - James A. Farley Testimonial Dinner address (14 min)
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RLxB-4 [dig].
1937/03/04 Washington, DC - Democratic Victory Dinner Address (35 min 25 sec
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RL96-98 [dig]. 65-9:11(4-7). 201-186.
1937/03/09 Washington, DC - Fireside Chat on the Reorganization of the Judiciary (35 min 28 sec)
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RL99-101 [dig]. 201-187.
1937/03/29 Washington, DC - Remarks to Easter Egg Rollers (Permission required for commercial use)
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72-9:17 9 [dig].
1937/04/14 Washington, DC - Address to Governing Board of Pan American Union (8 min)
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201-187-A [dig].
1937/06/30 New York City - Address to closing session of National Education Assoc. of NY World's Fair (Permission required for commercial use)
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72-9:18 [dig].
1937/07/01 Hyde Park, NY - Radio address on 70th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation (4 min)
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201-187-B [dig].
1937/08/01 Washington, DC - Radio address to France on dedication of American War Monument (6 min)
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48-156:104 [dig].
1937/08/18 Roanoke Island, NC - Address at celebration of Anglo-American Civilization (31 min)
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74-1:3 [dig].
1937/09/17 Washington, DC - Constitution Day Address (35 min)
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65-9:12(8-11) [dig].
1937/09/24 Cheyenne, WY - Informal extemporary remarks (16 min)
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RLxA-27 [dig].
1937/09/28 Mt. Hood, OR - Dedication of Timberline Lodge (15 min
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RLxA-29 [dig]. RL 116.
1937/09/28 Bonneville Dam, OR - Address - "We in America are wiser . . . " (17 min 45 sec)
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77-7 [dig]. RLxA-28.
1937/10/05 Chicago, IL - Dedication of Outer-Link Bridge (22 min)
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72-1:2 [dig]. RLxA-30.
1937/10/05 Cleveland, OH - Radio address to Herald Tribune Forum (6 min)
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RLxA-31 [dig].
1937/10/11 Washington, DC - Address on reburial of Brigadier General V.B. Krzyzanowski (5 min)
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RLxA-32 [dig].
1937/10/12 Washington, DC - Fireside chat discussing legislation to be recommended to Extraordinary Session of Congress (28 min)
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RLxA-33D [dig]. 73-15:5(incomplete).
1937/10/18 Hyde Park, NY - Radio address at annual Mobilization for Human Needs (7 min)
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201-186-B [dig].
1937/10/20 Washington, DC - Address at opening of new Federal Reserve Building (13 min)
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RLxA-34D [dig].
1937/11/14 Washington, DC - Radio address Requesting Cooperation in the taking of the Unemployment Census (14 min)
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201-187-C [dig].
1937/11/15 Message at opening of Special Session of Congress (Read by Clerk of the House)
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72-1:15 [dig].
1937/12/24 Washington, DC - Christmas Greeting to Nation (8 min)
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201-186-C [dig].
1938/01/03 Washington, DC - State of the Union Address (52 min)
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RLxA-35(1) & RLxA-35(2) [dig].
1938/01/08 Washington, DC - Jackson Day Dinner Address (30 min)
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74-28(163) (Cassette) [dig]. RLxA-36(incom).
1938/01/29 Washington, DC - Radio address on President's 5th Birthday Ball (6 min)
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201-188-C [dig].
1938/02/07 Washington, DC - Radio greetings to Boy Scouts (5 min)
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49-156:134 [dig].
1938/04/14 Washington, DC - Address to Board of Pan American Union (9 min)
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RLxA-39 [dig]. NLR-138.
1938/04/14 Washington, DC - Fireside Chat on Present Economic Conditions (40 min)
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RLxA-38(1) & RLxA-38(2) [dig].
1938/04/18 Washington, DC - Greetings on Easter Egg Rolling Festivities (2 min)
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RLxA-40 [dig].
1938/05/27 Arthurdale, WV - Arthurdale High School 4th annual commencement exercises (42 min)
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RLxA-41(1) & RLxA-41(2) [dig].
1938/26/02 Annapolis, MD - Address to US Naval Academy graduating class (19 min)
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RLxA-42 & RLxA-42B [dig].
1938/06/24 Washington, DC - Fireside Chat - Report on National Affairs (Party Primaries) (29 min)
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RL145-147 [dig].
1938/06/27 Wilmington, DE - Address at Tercentenary Celebration of New Sweden (10 min)
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RLxA-44(1), RLxA-44(2), & RLxA-44(3) [dig].
1938/06/30 New York City - Address at laying of cornerstone of Federal building at NY World's Fair (13 min)
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201-188 [dig]. RLxA-45.
1938/06/30 NY World's Fair - Address to closing session of National Education Assoc. (Permission required for commercial use) (22 min)
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RLxA-45B (reels 1 and 2) [dig]. 72-9:18.
1938/07 San Francisco, CA - Informal remarks upon arrival at railroad station (FDR 3 min)
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74-19:4 [dig].
1938/07/03 Gettysburg, PA - Address at dedication of Gettysburg Battlefield (9 min)
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RLxA-46 [dig].
1938/07/08 Marietta, OH - Address at dedication of Gutzen Borglum Memorial (18 min)
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RLxA-47 [dig].
1938/07/08 Covington, KY - Address on accomplishments of New Deal (30 min)
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75-11 [dig].
1938/07/09 Oklahoma City, OK - Address "America needs a government . . ." (19 min)
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RLxA-49(1D-2D) & RLxA-49(3D) [dig]. 74-28:174.
1938/07/14 San Francisco, CA - Address at Treasure Island (10 min)
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RLxA-51 [dig].
1938/08/15 Washington, DC - Radio address on 3rd anniversary of Social Security Act (14 min 44 sec)
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75-12 [dig]. RLxA-52.
1938/08/18 Clayton, NY - Address at dedication of International Bridge (19 min)
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RLxA-53 [dig]. 175/177.
1938/08/18 Kingston, Ontario, Canada - Address at Queen's University on receiving Honorary Doctor of Law Degree (15 min)
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201-189 [dig]. 65-9:19(2-4).
1938/09/05 Denton, MD - Labor Day Address (35 min 32 sec)
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RLxA-54(1D, 2D) & RLxA-54(3D) [dig].
1938/09/17 Washington, DC - Radio address to Constitutional Convention Day ceremonies at Poughkeepsie, NY (8 min)
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RLxA-55 [dig]. 65-9:19(10).
1938/10/14 Washington, DC - Radio address on 1938 Mobilization for Human Needs (8 min)
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RLxA-57 [dig].
1938/10/26 Washington, DC - Radio address to Herald Tribune Forum in NY (9 min)
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65-9:19(11-12) [dig].
1938/11/04 Hyde Park, NY - Radio address dedicating Will Rogers Memorial in Claremore, OK (3 min)
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RLxA-58 [dig].
1938/11/04 Hyde Park, NY - Election eve broadcast (29 min)
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74-28:180 [dig]. RLxB-5.
1938/11/24 Warm Springs, GA - Thanksgiving Day address (6 min)
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RLxA-59 [dig].
1938/12/05 Chapel Hill, NC - Address on receiving Honorary Degree to Carolina Political Union (29 min)
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RLxA-60(1+2) & RLxA-60(3) [dig].
1938/12/15 Washington, DC - Thomas Jefferson Memorial ground breaking ceremonies (7 min)
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RLxA-61 [dig].
1938/12/24 Washington, DC - Address at Community Tree Lighting ceremonies
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RLxA-62 [dig].
1939/01/04 Washington, DC - State of the Union Address (45 min)
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72-1:17/1, 72-1:17/2 & 72-1:17/3 [dig]. RLxA-63
1939/01/07 Washington, DC - Jackson Day Dinner Address (34 min)
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RLxA-64(1+2) & RLxA-64(3) [dig].
1939/01/30 Washington, DC - Radio address on the President's 6th Birthday Ball (8 min)
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201-189-B [dig].
1939/02/08 Washington, DC - Radio address on 29th anniversary of Boy Scouts (5 min)
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RLxA-65 [dig].
1939/02/18 Key West, FL - Radio address opening Golden Gate Exposition, San Francisco, CA (6 min)
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RLxA-66 [dig].
1939/03/04 Washington, DC - Address on 150th anniversary of US Congress (25 min)
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RLxA-67(1), RLxA-67(2), RLxA-67(3), & RLxA-67(4) [dig].
1939/04/14 Washington, DC - Address to Governing Board of Pan American Union
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RLxA-69 [dig].
1939/04/14 Mt Vernon, VA - Address on 150th anniversary of formal announcement of election of 1st President of US (12 min)
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RLxA-68 [dig]. RL-218.
1939/04/17 Washington, DC - Address to National Parole Conference (30 min)
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RLxA-70(1) & RLxA-70(2) [dig]. 72-13:8.
1939/04/26 Washington, DC - Address to White House Conference on Children in a Democracy (15 min) Washington, DC - Address to White House Conference on Children in a Democracy (15 min)
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RLxA-71D [dig].
1939/04/30 New York City - Remarks on opening of New York World's Fair (17 min)
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201-190-A [dig].
1939/05/09 Washington, DC - Radio broadcast introducing "Cabinet Series" on freedom of the press (10 min)
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RLxC-1 [dig]. NLR-229.
1939/05/10 Washington, DC - Remarks on dedication of Museum of Modern Art (Permission required for commercial use) (9 min)
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72-9:19A & 72-9:19B [dig]. 72-13:3. RLxA-73.
1939/05/22 Washington, DC - Address before the American Retail Federation (42 min)
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RLxA-74(1) & RLxA-74(2) [dig]. 201-231.
1939/06/12 West Point, NY - Address to graduating class atUS Military Academy (16 min)
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RLxA-75 [dig].
1939/09/03 Washington, DC - Fireside Chat on War in Europe (11 min)
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RLxA-76 [dig]. 71-10:6.
1939/09/21 Washington, DC - Address to Congress on Neutrality Act (35 min)
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RLxA-77(1), RLxA-77(2), RLxA-77(3) [dig]. 71-1:1.
1939/10/09 Washington, DC - Radio address on 1939 Mobilization for Human Needs (7 min)
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RLxA-78 [dig].
1939/10/26 Radio Address to the New York Herald Tribune Forum
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RLxA-79 [dig].
1939/11/11 Washington, DC - Radio appeal launching Annual Roll Call of American Red Cross (6 min)
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RLxA-80(1) & RLxA-80(2) [dig].
1939/11/15 Washington, DC - Address at laying cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial (9 min)
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RLxA-81 [dig].
1939/11/19 Hyde Park, NY - Address at laying cornerstone at FDRL
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RLxA-82 [dig].
1939/12/24 Washington, DC - Radio Christmas greeting to nation (8 min)
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RLxA-83 [dig].
1940/01/03 Washington, DC - State of the Union Address (35 min)
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201-191 [dig]. 71-1:2.
1940/01/08 Washington, DC - Jackson Day Dinner Address (42 min)
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201-190(1) & 201-190(2) [dig].
1940/01/19 Washington, DC - Radio address before White House Conference on Children in Democracy (37 min)
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201-192 (reels 1 and 2) [dig].
1940/01/30 Washington, DC - Radio address on President's 7th Birthday Ball (7 min)
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201-192-A [dig].
1940/02/08 Washington, DC - Radio address on the 30th anniversary of Boy Scouts (5 min)
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201-192-B [dig].
1940/02/10 Washington, DC - Address to delegates of American Youth Congress (33 min)
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201-193(1) & 201-193(2) [dig]. 74-1:5
1940/03/08 Washington, DC - Radio address to anniversary Farm Dinners (14 min)
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201-194 [dig]. 72-1:9.
1940/03/16 Washington, DC - Radio address on Christian Foreign Service Convocation (7 min)
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73-2:3 [dig].
1940/04/15 Washington, DC - Radio address before Governing Board of Pan American Union (18 min)
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201-194-A [dig].
1940/04/20 Washington, DC - Radio address to Young Democratic Clubs of America (16 min)
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201-195 [dig]. 73-15:6.
1940/05/10 Washington, DC - Radio address before 8th Pan American Scientific Congress (20 min)
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201-193-A [dig]. 72-13:1.
1940/05/16 Washington, DC - Message to Congress (32 min)
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RLxA-84 [dig]. 71-16:1. NLR 279/280. 74-11:4
1940/05/26 Washington, DC - Fireside Chat on National Defense (32 min)
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RL281-283 [dig]. RLxA-85.
1940/06/10 University of Virginia - Graduating Class Address (14 min)
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RLxA-86 [dig]. 72-1:13.
1940/07/19 Washington, DC - Radio address to Democratic National Convention accepting nomination for 3rd term (32 min)
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74-28(212) [dig]. RLxB-18(excerpts).
1940/08/19 Hyde Park, NY - Radio address on dedication of WKIP radio, Poughkeepsie, NY (6 min)
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71-20(1-5) [dig].
1940/08/23 White House Press Conference #674 (fair) (15 min)
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48-61:6(1) [dig].
1940/08/23-27 White House - conversation in President's office with Lowell Mellett and others (poor) (30 min)
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48-61:13 [dig].
1940/08/27 White House Press Conference #675 (fair/good) (35 min)
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48-61:6(2) / 48-61:7 (one tape) [dig].
1940/08/31 Hyde Park, NY - Informal remarks to Roosevelt Home Club (12 min)
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71-20(3) [dig].
1940/09/1-8 White House - conversation in President's office re politics and Far Eastern situation (fair) (7 min)
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48-61:1(3) [dig].
1940/09/02 Great Smokey Mt National Park - Dedication address (23 min)
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201-196
1940/09/02 Chattanooga, TN - Dedication of Chickamauga dam, part of TVA complex (20 min)
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201-197 [dig].
1940/09/06 White House Press Conference #678 (good) (19 min)
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48-61:5(3) [dig].
1940/09/11 Washington, DC - Address to Teamsters Union Convention (39 min)
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RLxB-19:1 & RLxB-19:2 [dig].
1940/09/13 White House - Statement on limitation of export of planes, aircraft plans and designs (16 min)
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74-28:217 [dig].
1940/09/13 White House Press Conference #680 (good) (21 min)
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48-61:10 [dig].
1940/09/20 Philadelphia, PA - Address on 200th anniversary of founding of University of Pennsylvania (32 min)
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201-198 [dig]. 72-1:5.
1940/09/24 White House Press Conference #682 (good) (21 min)
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48-61:9(1) [dig].
1940/09/27 White House Press Conference #683 (good/fair) (incomplete) (10 min)
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48-61:9(2) [dig].
1940/09/27 White House - Conference in President's office re Negroes in armed forces (good) (8 min)
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48-61:3(1) [dig].
1940/09/27 White House reception of unidentified group in President's office in favor of loan of destroyers to Great Britain (fair) (6 min)
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48-61:5(1) [dig].
1940/09/28 Washington, DC - Address at new Washington National Airport (16 min)
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201-195A [dig].
1940/10/01 White House - President, Miss LeHand and others in President's office (fair) (14 min)
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48-61:2(3) [dig].
1940/10/01 White House Press Conference #685 (good) (14 min)
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48-61:5(2) [dig].
1940/10/04 Conference in FDR's office with House leaders re Hitler and Mussolini and politics (fair) (20 min)
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48-61:1(1) [dig].
1940/10/04 FDR's side of telephone conversation with Cordell Hull (fair) (4 min)
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48-61:1(2) [dig].
1940/10/04 White House Press Conference #686 (fair) (16 min)
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48-61:11(1) [dig].
1940/10/05 Hyde Park, NY - Radio message to Dutchess County Democratic Committee (6 min)
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71-40:4(1) [dig]. 71-28:1.
1940/10/05 Hyde Park, NY - Address at dedication of three new schools in Hyde Park (25 min)
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201-199 [dig]. 72-13:4.
1940/10/08 White House Press Conference #688 (good) (16 min)
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48-61:8(1) [dig].
1940/10/10 White House group conference in the President's office on Japanese policy in the Pacific and conditions in the Navy (fair) (13 min)
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48-61:8(2) [dig].
1940/10/11 Pittsburgh, PA - Informal remarks on occasion of dedication of 100,000th housing unit in Terrace Village (6 min)
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NNV 169-59 [dig].
1940/10/12 Dayton, OH - Address on hemisphere defense (25 min)
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201-200 [dig].
1940/10/13 Washington, DC - Radio address for 1940 Mobilization for Human Needs (9 min)
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201-199A [dig].
1940/10/16 Washington, DC - Radio address on Registration Day for Selective Service (6 min)
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201-201 [dig].
1940/10/18 Washington, DC - Radio address for 1940 White House Press Conference #690 (good/fair) (20 min)
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48-61:3(2) / 48-61:2(1) (one tape) [dig].
1940/10/22 White House Press Conference #691 (fair)(incomplete) (8 min)
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48-61:2(2) [dig].
1940/10/23 Philadelphia, PA - Address opening 1940 Presidential campaign (46 min)
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RLxB-20(1) & RLxB-20(2) [dig].
1940/10/24 Washington, DC - Radio address to NY Herald Tribune Forum (11 min)
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72-13:2 [dig].
1940/10/25 White House Press Conference #692 (fair) (25 min)
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48-61:4 [dig].
1940/10/28 New York City - Informal remarks at ground breaking ceremonies for Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel (8 min)

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201-203 [dig].
1940/10/28 New York City - Campaign address at Madison Square Garden (complete) (44 min) (cassette)
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"RLxB-21(1) & RLxB-21(2) [dig]. 74-28(227). 74-26:4-5(excerpts). "
1940/10/29 Washington, DC - Radio address on drawing number under Selective Service Act of 1940 (16 min)
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201-201B [dig].
1940/10/30 Boston, MA - Campaign address: "I have said this before, your boys are not going to be sent . . ." (45 min)
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RLxB-23(1) & RLxB-23(2) [dig]. 65-9:33(12). 65-9:34(5)
1940/10/31 Bethesda, MD - Remarks at dedication of National Health Institute for Cancer Research (Permission required for commercial use) (12 min)
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72-9:20 [dig].
1940/11/01 White House Press Conference #693 (good) (13 min)
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48-61:3(3) [dig].
1940/11/01 Brooklyn, NY - Address at Brooklyn Academy of Music "Paupers who not worth . . ." (43 min)
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RLxB-22(1) & RLxB-22(2) [dig].
1940/11/02 Cleveland, OH - Last campaign address of 1940 "I see an America . ." (46 min)
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RLxB-24(1) & RLxB-24(2) [dig].
1940/11/04 Poughkeepsie, NY - Remarks at Election eve rally (9 min)
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71-20(4) [dig].
1940/11/04 Hyde Park, NY - Final radio speech of 1940 campaign (12 min)
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RLxB-25 [dig].
1940/11/07 Washington, DC - Informal remarks arriving back in Washington after re-election (2 min)
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201-188-D [dig].
1940/11/08 White House Press Conference #694 (good) (22 min)
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48-61:12 [dig].
1940/11/11 Arlington, VA - Address on Armistice Day, Arlington Cemetery (16 min)
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201-203B [dig]. 72-1:7.
1940/11/11 Bethesda, MD - Address at laying of cornerstone of Naval Medical Center (7 min)
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201-203A [dig].
1940/12/24 Washington, DC - President's Christmas greeting (10 min)
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49-156:337 [dig].
1940/12/29 Washington, DC - Fireside chat on National Security (37 min)
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72-13:10(1) & 72-13:10(2) [dig].
1941/01/06 Washington, DC - State of Union Address (39 min)
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72-1:3 (reels 1 and 2) [dig]. 201-206
1941/01/20 Washington, DC - Third Inaugural address (18 min)
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71-10:3 [dig]. RLxA-87 Excerpts.
1941/01/30 Washington, DC - Radio address on 8th Birthday Ball (5 min)
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201-202-B [dig].
1941/02/08 Washington, DC - Radio address on 31st anniversary of Boy Scouts (6 min)
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201-204 [dig].
1941/02/27 Washington, DC - Radio address to 13th annual awards dinner of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (6 min)
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201-204-A [dig].
1941/03/08 Washington, DC - Radio address on 8th anniversary of New Deal agricultural policy (8 min)
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RLxA-88(1) & RLxA-88(2) [dig].
1941/03/15 Address to White House Correspondents Association Dinner (37 min)
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201-205 [dig]. 71-35:4
1941/03/17 Washington, DC - Address at dedication of National Gallery of Art (15 min)
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201-206-A [dig]. 72-1:1.
1941/03/29 Address to Jackson Day Dinner, from USS Potomac at Ft. Lauderdale, FL (17 min)
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74-28(246) [dig].
1941/04/30 Washington, DC - Radio address on President's purchases of first defense Savings Bond and Savings Stamps (8 min)
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73-2:1 [dig].
1941/05/27 Washington, DC - Radio address announcing proclamation of an unlimited National Emergency (44 min)
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74-28(248) (reels 1 and 2) [dig]. RLxA-85.
1941/07/04 Hyde Park, NY - Independence Day address (5 min)
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74-28(249) [dig]. 73-15:3.
1941/07/21 Washington, DC - Radio address to Nation urging Congress to extend one-year limit on Selective Service draftees (15 min)
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RLxA-89 [dig].
1941/09/01 Hyde Park, NY - Labor Day address: "We shall do everything in our power . . ." (11 min)
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74-28(250) [dig]. 210-204-C.
1941/09/11 Washington, DC - Fireside chat on Freedom of the Seas (29 min)
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201-207 [dig]. 72-13:15(1).
1941/09/28 Washington, DC - Liberty Fleet Day Message (5 min)
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NNV 178-2 [dig].
1941/10/03 Washington, DC - Radio address urging support for 1941 Community Mobilization for Human Needs (4 min)
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201-208-A [dig].
1941/10/27 Washington, DC - Navy and Total Defense Day address (26 min)
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71-10:1 [dig]. RLxA-90.
1941/11/06 Washington, DC - Address to delegates of International Labor Organization (23 min)
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201-208 [dig].
1941/11/11 Washington, DC - Armistice Day address (11 min)
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201-209 [dig].
1941/12/08 Washington, DC - Address to Congress asking State of War to be declared (11 min) (FDR speech - 8 min)
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73:11 [dig]. RLxA-93. 71-35:2.
1941/12/09 Washington, DC - Fireside chat to Nation following Declaration of War with Japan (26 min)
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201-210 [dig]. 71-10:4
1941/12/15 Washington, DC - Address on 150th anniversary of Ratification of Bill of Rights (9 min)
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71-16:3 [dig].
1941/12/24 Washington, DC - Christmas Eve message (15 min)
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RLxA-92 [dig].
1942/01/06 Washington, DC - State of Union address (40 min)
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71-16:2 (reels 1 and 2) [dig].
1942/01/30 Washington, DC - Radio address on 60th birthday (7 min)
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73-2:10 [dig].
1942/02/15 Washington, DC - Address to Canadian Victory Loan Campaign (6 min)
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72-1:12 [dig].
1942/02/23 Washington, DC - Fireside chat on the Progress of the War (37 min)
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201-211 (2 reels) [dig].
1942/03/09 Washington, DC - Radio address on 9th anniversary of New Deal Farm Program (8 min)
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201-212-C [dig].
1942/04/28 Washington, DC - Fireside chat on National Economic Policy (33 min)
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65-9:41(9-12) & 65-9:42(1) [dig]. 73-2:4.
1942/06/12 Washington, DC - Radio appeal on scrap rubber campaign (7 min)
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201-212-B [dig].
1942/06/14 Washington, DC - Radio address on United Flag Day (7 min)
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201-212 [dig].
1942/08/06 Washington Navy Yard - Remarks on presentation of submarine chaser to Queen Wilhelmina (4 min)
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201-212-A [dig].
1942/08/31 Bethesda, MD - Address at dedication of Naval Medical Center (12 min)
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201-211-B [dig].
1942/09/03 Washington, DC - Address to International Student Assembly "The better world will . . ." (20 min)
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201-213 [dig].
1942/09/07 Washington, DC - Fireside chat on Cost of Living and Progress of War (27 min)
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201-214 [dig].
1942/09/16 Washington, DC - Remarks on transfer of submarine chaser to Norway (4 min)
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201-213-A [dig]. RL48-61:11(2)
1942/10/05 Washington, DC - Radio address opening Community Mobilization for Human Needs (4 min)
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74-11:2 [dig].
1942/10/12 Washington, DC - Fireside chat - Report on the Home Front (29 min)
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201-215 [dig].
1942/11/07 Washington, DC - Radio broadcast to French on North African invasion (7 min)
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RLxA-96 [dig].
1942/11/11 Arlington, VA - Armistice Day address (8 min)
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49-156:408
1942/11/15 Washington, DC - Philippine Day address (9 min)
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74-4:1 [dig].
1942/11/17 Washington, DC - Radio address to NY Herald Tribune Forum (12 min)
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201-216 [dig].
1942/11/26 Washington, DC - Thanksgiving Day Proclamation (6 min)
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49-156:411 [dig].
1942/12/24 Washington, DC - Christmas Eve message (7 m
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201-216-A [dig].
1943/01/07 Washington, DC - State of the Union address (48 min)
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201-218(1) & 201-218(2) [dig]. 71-1:3. 72-13:5.
1943/02/12 White House Correspondent's Dinner address (40 min)
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201-217 (2 reels) [dig]. 71-1:4. 72-13:12.
1943/02/22 Washington, DC - Radio address on Washington's birthday (11 min)
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201-217-B [dig]. 72-1:8 .
1943/02/28 Washington, DC - Remarks on opening 1943 Red Cross Fund Drive (read by Norman H. Davis) (8 min)
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201-232 [dig].
1943/04/13 Washington, DC - Address at Jefferson Memorial dedication ceremonies (7 min)
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201-216-B [dig]. 71-16:4.
1943/04/20 Monterrey, Mexico - Address to Mexican people - response to President Comacho (11 min)
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201-219 [dig]. 72-13:9.
1943/05/02 Washington, DC - Fireside chat on Federal seizure of coal mines (21 min)
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RL 429-430 [dig].
1943/06/07 Washington, DC - Address to delegates of United Nations Conference on Food and Agriculture (13 min)
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201-220 [dig]. 72-13:13.
1943/06/10 Washington Navy Yard - Address on transfer of anti-submarine patrol vessel to Greek government (5 min)
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201-217-A [dig]. 74-4:3.
1943/07/28 Washington, DC - Fireside chat on Progress of War and Plans for Peace (29 min)
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RL 434/435 [dig]. 201-223.
1943/08/12 Washington, DC - Address to Philippine people (5 min)
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49-156:436 [dig].
1943/08/25 Washington, DC - Ottawa, Canada - Address to Canadian Parliament (15 min)
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71-10:7 [dig].
1943/09/08 Washington, DC - Fireside chat on Opening 3rd War Loan Drive (11 min)
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201-220-A [dig].
1943/10/05 Washington, DC - Radio address opening National War Fund Drive (4 min)
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201-220-B [dig].
1943/11/09 Washington, DC - Address on signing agreement on United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Admin. (14 min)
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201-222 [dig]. 72-1:14.
1943/12/24 Hyde Park, NY - Fireside chat on Teheran and Cairo Conferences (28 min)
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201-221 [dig].
1944/01/11 Washington, DC - Radio address to Nation - State of the Union message to Congress (30 min)
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201-225 [dig].
1944/01/29 Washington, DC - Radio broadcast on eve of President's birthday (6 min)
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201-223-A [dig].
1944/02/12 Washington Navy Yard - Remarks on transfer of Destroyer Escort Senegalais to French (6 min)
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201-223-B [dig].
1944/03/04 Washington, DC - Extemporaneous remarks at the end of White House Correspondents Association Dinner (7 min)
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B-K2(4) [dig].
1944/06/05 Washington, DC - Fireside Chat
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RL-453 [dig]. 201-224.
1944/06/06 Washington, DC - President's D-Day Prayer (7 min)
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RL-454 [dig]. RLxA-1. 74-1:1. 75-5(1).
1944/06/12 Washington, DC - Fireside chat opening of 5th War Loan Drive (13 min)
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65-9:48(3-4) [dig].
1944/07/27 Washington, DC - Address to Democratic National Convention accepting nomination for 4th term (17 min)
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201-226 [dig].
1944/07/27 Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, HI - Informal remarks at military review of 7th Infantry Division (1 min)
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RLxA-95 [dig].
1944/09/12 Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA - Radio address reviewing Pacific tour of inspection (38 min)
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201-227(1) & 201-227(2) [dig].
1944/09/23 Washington, DC - The Teamsters' Union address - opening 1944 campaign (Fala speech) (38 min)
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74-9(1) & 74-9(2) [dig].
1944/10/05 Washington, DC - Radio campaign address (22 min)
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RL 466-467 [dig].
1944/10/12 Washington, DC - White House Oval Room address before Diplomatic missions from other American Republics (10 min)
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49-165:468 [dig].
1944/10/12 Washington, DC - Address on occasion of acceptance of Four Freedoms Award (6 min)
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201-227-B [dig]. 73-2:5.
1944/10/21 Washington, DC - Radio address opening 1944 National War Fund Drive (recorded 10/17/44) (7 min)
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201-223-C [dig].
1944/10/21 New York City - Waldorf Astoria - Address before Foreign Policy Assoc. Dinner "Peace like war . . ." (51 min)
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74-5(1) & 74-5(2) [dig].
1944/10/27 Shibe Park, Philadelphia, PA - Campaign address (40 min)
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73-15:8A & 73-15:8B [dig].
1944/10/28 Soldier's Field, Chicago, IL - Campaign address on Economic Bill of Rights (39 min)
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49-156:478-480 (reels 1 and 2) [dig].
1944/11/02 Washington, DC - Campaign radio speech from White House "The world is rising . . ." (15 min)
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49-156:481 [dig].
1944/11/04 Fenway Park, Boston, MA - Campaign address (36 min 30 sec)
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49-156:483-485 (reels 1 and 2) [dig].
1944/11/06 Poughkeepsie, NY - Informal remarks at Post Office (8 min)
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71-20(5) [dig].
1944/11/06 Hyde Park, NY - Radio address on election eve "Our task now is to face . . ." (11 min 10 sec)
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49-156:488-489 [dig].
1944/11/10 Washington, DC - Informal remarks at Union Station after re-election to 4th term (2 min)
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201-227-A [dig].
1944/11/19 Washington, DC - Remarks on opening of 6th War Loan Drive (3 min 30 sec)
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49-156:491 [dig].
1944/12/24 Washington, DC - Christmas Eve address (5 min)
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74-1:6 [dig].
1945/01/06 Washington, DC - State of the Union message (25 min)
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201-228 [dig].
1945/01/20 Washington, DC - 4th Inaugural address: "We have learned . . ." (6 min)
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201-224A[dig]. 72-1:6. 73-2:8.
1945/03/01 Washington, DC - Report to Congress on Crimea Conference (55 min)
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73-2:2 (reels 1 and 2) [dig]. 65-9:54(1-7).
1945/03/20 Washington, DC - American Red Cross Fund Drive President's last delivered speech (3 min)
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72-9:22 [dig].
1945/04/13 Washington, DC - Warm Springs, GA - Undelivered address prepared for Jefferson Day, read by FDR, Jr. (Minus three paragraphs) (5 min)
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76-9(6) [dig].