New Deal Archive & Map
Find Your City or State
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 sites by state or city
New Deal New York Map
We have created a printed map and pocket guide to the highlights of the New Deal in New York, available to visitors, teachers, students and the public.See the NY Map and Guide
By Phyllis Wrynn ___________________________________ The first of the five bronze figures in George Segal’s “Depression Breadline” sculpture at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial depicts Works Progress Administration (WPA) artist Leon Bibel—a lifelong friend of Segal’s. Many notable American artists relied… read more
LND in the News
- Living New Deal Mentioned in Harper’s Magazine Article by Kevin Baker
- Gray Brechin and Frank da Cruz Interviewed by the Associated Press and CNN about the DeWitt Clinton High School Mural Defacing
- Gray Brechin interviewed for NPR’s “Here & Now”
- Living New Deal cited in article about Rosie the Riveters
- Evan Kalish featured on The Colin McEnroe Show, on Connecticut’s WNPR
The former Roosevelt Hospital has recently reopened its doors as a senior housing complex. The facility was originally constructed in 1937 as a tuberculosis sanitarium and funded by the Public Works Administration. According to the Edison-Metuchen Sentinel and the American Planning Association, “The new… read more
Over a month after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Puerto Rico remains devastated from the damage inflicted, with much of the island still without power. In the aftermath of the storms, there has been some discussion of implementing significant public investment in Puerto… read more
New Deal Resources
New Deal Smiles
The Great Depression was not all breadlines and sorrow; the New Deal turned millions of frowns into smiles, as seen in thousands of photos of workers and people benefitting from CCC, WPA, NYA and other projects.
Submit information and photos on New Deal sites near you or that you visit. It’s simple and fun. We rely on crowdsourcing to build the Living New Deal archive and expand our map to new places.
We collect audio, video, photographic and written histories of the New Deal from people who lived through the era and their families. What did the New Deal mean to you, your parents or grandparents?
- Robert Reich to Speak at the Living New Deal’s Conference, Oct 5, 6:30 – 8:00 PM.
This event has passed. Professor, author, and public figure Dr. Robert Reich will be honored on Friday, Oct 5, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, at the Women’s Faculty Club at UC Berkeley as part of the “Women and the Spirit of the New… read more
- Gray Brechin to Speak about two New Deal Era Films, San Francisco Main Public Library, Sept 8.
Gray Brechin will be providing commentary on two of Pare Lorentz’s New Deal era films, The Plow that Broke the Plains (1936) and The River (1937). Titled “Storms, Droughts, Floods: Classic Documentaries,” the talk will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2:00 PM – 4:00… read more
- UC Berkeley California Studies Dinner Seminar, Sept 12.
On Wednesday, September 12, Living New Deal Founder Gray Brechin and Director Richard Walker will speak at the UC Berkeley California Studies Dinner Seminar. In his talk, titled “A Monumental Memorial to Denial,” Gray Brechin will speak about the Cal… read more
- WPA Model of San Francisco Comes Back to Life.
September 15: Public Knowledge @ SF MoMA: The Living New Deal is part of an initiative to bring the giant WPA relief model of San Francisco back to life. Details to be announced. More about the Public Knowledge project here.