FDR Library and Museum Doubles Online Digital Collection, 400,000+ More Digitized Items Added to FRANKLIN Database
From the Poughkeepsie Journal:
More than 400,000 new digital documents were added Dec. 15 to FRANKLIN, the library’s virtual research room and digital repository. This addition now more than doubles its online digital resources.
Franklin now provides free online access to a collection documenting the life, career and accomplishments of Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury in the Roosevelt Administration, including the Holocaust-era records of the War Refugee Board.
The Records of the War Refugee Board, significant portions of which are now available in Franklin, are housed at the FDR Presidential Library and Museum. This significant Holocaust-era collection includes insider’s descriptions of extermination camps such as Auschwitz and Treblinka, documentation of rescue efforts made by citizens and government agents alike, and correspondence with several major figures in international Jewish history.
The Morgenthau Diaries and Press Conferences are some of the most unique resources in the Roosevelt Library. No other Cabinet official kept as complete a record of his official activities and his relationship to the President than Henry Morgenthau, Jr.
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