The Fred Rogers Archive contains a wealth of resources and is our connection to understanding Fred’s life and approach. From the time he was a young man, Fred saved newspaper clippings, school notes and papers, and letters.


The Fred Rogers Archive is a unique collection that incorporates these early papers into Fred’s work and office files—television scripts, essays and articles, speeches and more.


Delving into more than 22,000 items, our Fred Rogers Archivist curated a special online exhibit, Fred Unboxed. You can explore by topic, themes, and types of resources. From Fred’s visit to STOMP to excerpts from the Fred Rogers Oral History Collection, we want to take you on a journey through the “many ways” Fred cared for children and families.


We are delighted to make this behind-the- scenes glimpse of these artifacts available to neighbors near and far. Please check back periodically for new materials and topics.


35mm B&W film negative; folder 01, proof 022, neg 07; Mister Rogers’ neighborhood: trolley museum shoot. Fred Rogers holds the Neighborhood Trolley on his lap as he sits on the steps of a life-sized Pittsburgh trolley.