New Deal Archive & Map
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New Deal airports, schools, hospitals, post offices, art, highways and more are still in use 75 years after they were built. No city, town, or rural area was untouched by the New Deal.List of sites by state and city »
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Although most widely remembered for its construction and art projects, another of the WPA’s missions was putting unemployed historians and writers back to work. In Orange County, California, this materialized in the form of WPA Project #3105—an exhaustive chronicling of… Read More
Read Ruth Gottstein’s scathing editorial in the SF Examiner on the need to keep Coit Tower and public parks free and open to the public. Gottstein is the 92-year-old daughter of Coit muralist Bernard Zakheim. She brilliantly connects the recent viral… Read More
On this day, April 8,1935, Congress approved the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act, establishing the Works Progress Administration (WPA). It was the largest and most ambitious New Deal agency, employing millions of unemployed people (mostly unskilled men) to carry out public… Read More
New Deal Resources
Invisible Hands: The Businessmen’s Crusade Against the New Deal by Kim Phillips-Fein
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