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The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project

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Founded in 2000, the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project is a long term documentary editing effort headed by faculty and staff of the history department at George Washington University. The mission? To "return ER's voice back into the written record." The Project has received support from the National Archives, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the George Washington University, as well as private donors. Currently the site is primarily text - transcriptions of Roosevelt's speeches, newspaper columns, and other written work. Although there is a section titled "Online Documents & Videos," we were unable to locate any video, and only one (rather low quality) audio file when we visited. In addition to the online versions of Roosevelt's columns "If You Ask Me" and "My Day", there is a mini edition, "Eleanor Roosevelt, John Kennedy, and the Election of 1960," a digital volume that is primarily correspondence between Ms. Roosevelt and Kennedy between 1958 and 1961. The mini edition is extensively cross indexed, providing biographies and background of people and events mentioned in the letters, and was published with the Model Editions Partnership, a consortium of universities mounting digital versions of historical documents. There are also freely available teaching guides, lesson plans, and case studies on this site.
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2016-02-26
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