Roosevelt History Month
In a tribute not previously accorded to an American president, Congress designated this October as "Roosevelt History Month." Such major institutions as the Library of Congress, the U.S. Holocaust Museum, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library at Hyde Park, New York, planned special events or exhibits keyed to the life and work of the nation's thirty-second president.
In New York City, a notable collection of Rooseveltiana assembled by Donald S. Carmichael '35 will be exhibited and sold at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, 19 East 76th Street, from November 1 to December 14.
The coordinating committee for "Roosevelt History Month" was chaired by Peter B. Kovler, M.P.A. '80, of Washington, D.C., who has also been active in the drive to construct an FDR Memorial there. A 7.5-acre site between the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials was reserved for such a memorial by act of Congress in 1955. About $5 million must still be raised from private sources to meet the projected $10 million cost. The Kovler Family Foundation made a donation of $500,000 last year.
The FDR Memorial will consist of outdoor rooms with sculptural narratives. The memorial is scheduled for completion next year.