The Roosevelts

OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021

The following OAH Distinguished Lecturers study and speak on Theodore, Eleanor, and Franklin Roosevelt. Let these historians help your audience understand more about these dynamic individuals and the times in which they lived.


Allan M. Winkler

The Lasting Legacy of FDR

This lecture, based on Winklder's short biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt, describes FDR's life and New Deal and World War II efforts.  Faced with crises – the Great...(Read More)

Catherine Forslund

The Rise of the Modern First Lady: Edith Kermit Roosevelt, a Victorian Modern in the White House

With the turn of the 20th century, the nation’s first ladies entered American life in ways beyond that of capital hostess and national trendsetter. Edith Roosevelt ushered in changes that brought about the activist first ladies of today. Roosevelt created the first Office of the First Lady-- ...(Read More)

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