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Eleanor Roosevelt visits Kaiser-Permanente northern hospital

The Roosevelts Visit the Kaiser Shipyards During WWII

Thanks to Lincoln Cushing at the Kaiser-Permanente archives, we discovered that FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt both visited the Kaiser shipyards on the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington during the Second World War.  Kaiser’s shipyards cranked out merchant ships to support… Read More

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FDR, The Roosevelts

“The Roosevelts” Premieres on PBS

Ken Burns’s new documentary, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” premieres on PBS on Sunday, September 14 and runs consecutive nights through September 20. The 7-part series interweaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt. “The Rising Road, 1933-1939,” which… Read More

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National Youth Association: USA Work Program Float

Ten Reasons for a National Youth Service

Ever since the New Deal’s National Youth Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and a brief flurry of public-spiritedness during the Kennedy years, America has minimized both expectations and opportunities for public service.  Fewer Americans than at any time in… Read More

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