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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Realia

Identifier: AS11

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

The collection is wide-ranging in format, including busts, plaques, portraits, buttons and pins, and other memorabilia such as clocks, medals, coins, and dishware. For the most part, materials depict or reference Roosevelt himself, though some items represent his various political opponents (often referred to within the container list as "opposition").


  • Majority of material found within 1933 - 1945


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations. This collection is stored off-site and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


44 Boxes

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The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Realia is one part of a larger collection of Rooseveltiana collected by Hunt H. Unger and given to Northwestern University in 1966. The realia comprises 44 boxes and includes a wide range of three-dimensional objects, primarily busts, plaques, portraits and campaign buttons, as well as other ornamental and practical items.


Items are arranged in general groupings by format.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The materials in this collection are part of a larger Franklin D. Roosevelt Collection donated to Northwestern University by Hunt H. Unger in 1966. The materials were externally appraised in 1967 and received by the library in 1967 and 1968.

Guide to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Realia
Jill Waycie
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  • Preservation documentation with images and box numbers:

Library Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US