DescriptionGrace Tully, FDR's Personal Secretary, Archive. A wonderful and historic collection from Grace G. Tully, FDR's personal secretary. Included in the collection is an anniversary program for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Day Dinner hosted in Washington, D.C. by the Americans for Democratic Action; a Franklin D. Roosevelt Day Dinner invitation and program, January 28, 1956; a Program for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Warm Springs Memorial Commission in Warm Springs, Georgia, with a letter to Ms. Tully dated April 17, 1953 from C. F. Palmer, the Chairman of the FDR Warm Springs Memorial Commission, as well as the original carbon copy of the "Introduction of Honorable William D. Hassett, formerly Secretary to President Roosevelt by Charles F. Palmer, Chairman" along with original copies of Mr. Hassett's remarks and address at Warm Springs, Georgia, on April 12, 1953; Ms. Tully's copy of the Collections of Manuscripts and Archives in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, New York, 1969 with a letter to Ms. Tully dated February 27, 1970 from James E. O'Neill, Director of the FDR Library; and the large 10 x 12 ½" Report to the President and Congress by the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission dated May 30, 1978; the report that laid the foundations for the construction and ultimate dedication of the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C. in May, 1997. On the inside cover of the book is the inscription "Happy Birthday to Ms. Grace Tully" with numerous signatures, and on the next page a calligraphic poem written below the words "The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial" in black ink: "Old F.D.R. was asked one day/ While standing with Ms. Tully/ 'Bout his demand for excellent work/ Which nothing seemed to sully// He paused as if to think/ Tho' his response was right at hand/ He smiled and said 'All credit goes/ To Grace, by which I stand." A fabulous and personal collection belonging to Grace G. Tully, one of FDR's closest associates for many years. Very good to fine condition.
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