Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Competition collection

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

.2 linear foot (1 box) and one rolled tube of documents relating to the 1959 competition to design a memorial to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Biographical Historical Note

In the late 1950s Congress established a Franklin Delano Roosevelt memorial commission, which organized an open design competition for a site in West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.