The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project

The George Washington University’s Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project (ERPP) publishes online and print archives of Eleanor Roosevelt’s extensive writings. The collection includes political pieces, speeches, newspaper columns and transcripts from radio and television. In addition to sharing Roosevelt’s writings with the public, ERPP produces lesson plans and case studies to help teachers bring Eleanor Roosevelt into the classroom.

Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the most significant American women of the 20th century, and she remains one of the most admired. As First Lady, journalist, activist, diplomat, Democratic Party leader and public speaker, she 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.

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Our Publications

The ERPP is working constantly to include new materials that we believe provide insight both into Eleanor Roosevelt's life and beliefs and into the time in which she lived.

Online Editions

The online editions document Roosevelt's prolific career as a journalist and public speaker. My Day and If You Ask Me are comprehensively reproduced on our website, and the ERPP is currently completing a project to publish transcripts from her prolific radio and television career.

Print Volumes

The five-volume print edition makes the most important papers from Roosevelt's post-White House political life available. Volumes I and II, covering 1945 through 1952, are available from the University of Virginia Press.

Eleanor's Legacy










Eleanor Roosevelt speaking at a podium at a microphone with "Sheraton Park Hotel" on the podium


"In political life I have never felt that anything really mattered but the satisfaction of knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed, and had done the best you could."

Eleanor Roosevelt
My Day,” November 8, 1944

Our Reach

Since 2000, the Eleanor Roosevelt Project has used the rich written record of her work to educate approximately:




civil society leaders




... and countless citizens around the world on Eleanor Roosevelt's writings, knowledge and strategy.


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