Letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Charles D. Walcott, May 31, 1919

ID: SIA2014-07020

Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano) 1882-1945

Form/Genre: Letters (correspondence)

Date: May 31, 1919

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 194, Folder: 5

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Summary

Letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt, future President and Assistant Secretary of the Navy, to fourth Smithsonian Secretary Charles D. Walcott agreeing that ship models will make a good exhibit and agreeing a liaison from the US Navy would be helpful. Letter is the original on Navy letterhead with Franklin D. Roosevelt's signature.

Subject

  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • United States National Museum
  • United States Navy
  • War Collection

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The US National Museum instituted a significant effort to collect material related to WWI during the war's final years and immediately after the war. These materials were immediately put on prominent display throughout the US National Museum.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 194, Folder: 5

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • May 31, 1919
  • 20th century

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Collectors and collecting

Form/Genre

  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2014-07020

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Color Size: 8.5w x11h Type of Image: Letters Medium: Paper

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