President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the first to establish a presidential library — Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, N.Y. — an informal tradition that was later codified in the Presidential Records Act of 1978.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the first to establish a presidential library — Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, N.Y. — an informal tradition that was later codified in the Presidential Records Act of 1978.