This week, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum announced the launch of FRANKLIN, a virtual research room and digital repository that provides free and open access to the digitized collections of the Roosevelt Library. It allows users to keyword search for archival documents and photographs and to search, browse, and view whole files, just as they would if they visited the Library’s research room in-person.

Now available online are some of the most important documents of the twentieth century – primary source documentation of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s experiences leading the nation through the Great Depression and World War II.

FRANKLIN launches with 350,000 pages of archival documents and 2,000 historical photographs, along with many detailed descriptions of archival collections not yet digitized. Users can search the digital collections by keyword or go directly browse the full lists of digitized archival folders in a virtual research room environment.

You can visit FRANKLIN at