Eleanor Roosevelt letter
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Eleanor Roosevelt letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
Title: Eleanor Roosevelt letter
Dates: 1940
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0921

Biographical/Historical Note

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the First Lady of the United States from 1933-1945. She was born in 1884 in New York City, New York to Elliott and Anna Hall Roosevelt. She married her fifth cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in 1905. She was a strong supporter of her husband's New Deal program and a leader in civil and human rights her entire life. She supported the formation of the United Nations and served as a delegate to the U.N. from 1946-1952. She served as the Chair of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women under John F. Kennedy from 1961 until her death in 1962.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of one letter from Eleanor Roosevelt. She wrote this letter on April 24, 1940, from Washington, D.C. to Captain William S. Rockwell at the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Wawona, at Yosemite National Park in California. Roosevelt thanks Captain Rockwell for her visit to the C.C.C. Camp.

Index Terms

Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) -- Geographic subdivision--California.;
Letters (correspondence)
Rockwell, William S., Captain.
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Eleanor Roosevelt letter, MS 921, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of William S. Rockwell, 1972.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Eleanor Roosevelt letter from Washington, D.C. to Captain William S. Rockwell, 1940 April 24
Regarding her visit to the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Wawona, at Yosemite National Park in California.