|Creator:||Pinchot, Amos, 1873-1944|
|Title:||F.D. Roosevelt correspondence|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (3 items in portfolio)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of a short note from "Mass. Democrat" criticizing the University of Georgia for giving FDR an honoray degree, with an envelope postmarked September 15, 1938 (Pittsfield, Mass.), and a photocopied clipping on Roosevelt and the New Deal by Amos Pinchot.|
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the only person elected to the office of presidency four times in United States history. Roosevelt led the United States through two of the greatest crises of the 20th century: the Great Depression and World War II. In so doing, he greatly expanded the powers of the federal government through a series of programs and reforms known as the New Deal, and he served as the principal architect of the succesful effort to rid the world of German National Socialism and Japanese militarism.
On August 11th, 1938, FDR was given an honorary doctor of laws degree at UGA's summre school graduation ceremonies. University System chancellor Steadman V. Sanford presented him the degree, and FDR followed the presentation with a speech which can be found online.
Franklin D. Roosevelt - Britannica Online Encyclopedia http://www.britannica.com (Retrieved March 4, 2009)
F. D. Roosevelt correspondence. MS 2314. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.