Letter regarding the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt

Letter regarding the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Brown, Betty
Creator: Stephens, Hazel
Title: Letter regarding the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Dates: 1945 April 15
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 3291 to MS 3294 housed together in 1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms3293

Biographical/Historical Note

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933-1945. He died at Warm Springs, Georgia on April 12, 1945. Roosevelt first came to Warm Springs in 1924 to visit the heated springs as treatment for his polio. He built a small cottage there in 1932 which was later known as the Little White House.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a five-page letter written by Hazel Stephens and Betty Brown, physical therapists at Warm Springs. The letter gives an account of events from the arrival of the President on March 30 to the departure of the train bearing his casket on April 13. Stephens and Brown also describe a memorial service on April 15 at the Warm Springs Chapel and state their belief that the Little White House would someday be a national shrine.

Index Terms

Little White House (Warm Springs, Ga.). -- History
Little White House State Historic Site (Warm Springs, Ga.)--History.
Memorial rites and ceremonies--Georgia--Warm Springs.
Physical therapists--Georgia--Warm Springs--Correspondence.
Presidents--United States--Death and burial.
Roosevelt, Franklin D., (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 -- Death and burial
Warm Springs (Ga.)--History.

General Notes

Related materials available in Georgia Historical Quarterly, v. 75, no. 1, 1991, p. 106.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Letter regarding the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. MS 3293. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter, 1945 April 15