Diary of Theodore Joslin, secretary to President Herbert Hoover, February 27, 1933

The final entry for this diary is March 3, 1933, the day before Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn into office. The final line quotes the President (described by Joslin as “angry and depressed,”) saying “'We are at the end of our string.’”

National Archives, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, West Branch, Iowa