About the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project
Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the most significant American women of the twentieth century, and remains one of the most admired. As First Lady, journalist, activist, diplomat, Democratic Party leader, and public speaker, ER helped shape not only the United States but also the United Nations and the path we still follow toward the greater protection of human rights.
The project is working to publish both digital and print editions of Eleanor Roosevelt's political papers. The five-volume print edition makes the most important papers from ER's post-White House political life available. Volumes I and II, covering 1945 through 1952, are available from the University of Virginia Press. ERPP online editions document ER's prolific career as a journalist and public speaker. My Day and If You Ask Me are comprehensively reproduced here on our web site, and the ERPP is currently completing a project to publish transcripts from ER's prolific radio and television career. More>>
Radio and Television
If I Were a Republican Today
The Struggle for Human Rights (1948)
Read transcripts of Eleanor Roosevelt's radio and television programs.
ER discusses the Republican Party before the midterm elections of 1950.
ER's speech on human rights, as the Universal Declaration was nearing completion.