Pearl Harbor & FDR

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Pearl Harbor & FDR


Pearl Harbor Attack, Second World War


A collection of items recording President Roosevelt's response to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.


The Norumbega Foundation


7 December 1941


FDR Presidential Library, Hyde Park, NY
US National Archives






Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Washington D.C., December 1941

Collection Items

White House Log, 7 December 1941
Two pages from the White House Usher's log on December 7, 1941. recording the coming and goings of official visitors and house guests the day Pearl Harbor was attacked. The Guests include members of the Delano-Adams family, who were visiting of the…

Joint Press Conference, White House, 23 December 1941
Photograph of a joint Press Conference held at the White House with President Roosevelt and Prime Minster Churchill, in Roosevelt's office on the 23 December, 1941.
Asked if he considered the U.S. entry into the war one of the war's great…

Winston Churchill Addresses Congress
Photograph of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill addressing the United States Congress on December 26th, 1941: I cannot help reflecting that if my father had been American and my mother British, instead of the other way round, I might have got…

USS Shaw exploding during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
A photograph taken at the moment the USS Shaw, a US Navy destroyer, DD-373, exploded during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 7 December 1941.
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