|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)|
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.
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.
Related materials available in Georgia Historical Quarterly, v. 75, no. 1, 1991, p. 106.
Letter regarding the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. MS 3293. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.