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Collection Reference Number GLC04404
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1930s 
Title Address of the President on the occasion of his fifty-second birthday anniversary
Date 30 January 1934
Author Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano) (1882-1945)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description Press release expressing thanks for all the birthday celebrations that are planned in his honor. Speech focuses on the problems of children crippled by polio in the United States. Discusses an organization dedicated to helping crippled children called Warm Springs with which he is deeply involved. Asks that people contribute to a fund to expand the facilities at Warm Springs.
Subjects President  Holidays and Celebrations  Health and Medical  Epidemic  Children and Family  Charity and Philanthropy  
People Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano) (1882-1945)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Children & Family; Health & Medicine; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Roosevelt founded the Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation in 1927 in Warm Springs, Georgia. He used to visit Warm Springs to obtain the therapeutic benefits swimming in the warm spring water had on his polio paralysis.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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