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FDR's 1938 Plan to Settle Jewish and "White" Refugees in the Unexplored Highlands of Venezuela
How Mark Twain Became Famous: Speak Your Truth
Fiddlesticks! We don't have a unique manuscript written on this day. Image: Detail of oil on canvas portrait "Abraham Lincoln" by George P.A. Healy. The White House, Wikimedia Commons.
The Foundation’s focus is on the histories of the United States and the Holy Land, with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. Its extensive holdings range from American presidents – especially Abraham Lincoln – to diverse figures such as Mark Twain; Albert Einstein; Theodor Herzl; and even to George Custer and the Little Big Horn.