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 MapSee the NY Map and Guide
New Deal San Francisco Map
See the highlights of New Deal San FranciscoSee SF Map and Guide
Recently, Living New Deal Research Associate Andrew Laverdiere discovered a yearbook chronicling the work of the Maine Emergency Relief Administration (MERA) in 1934. Loaded with detailed breakdowns of how relief was administered, the structural organization of the Emergency Relief Administration, and expenditures… read more
Last November, following the election of Donald Trump, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution declaring the City’s commitment to values of multiculturalism and tolerance. “RESOLVED, That no matter the threats…,San Francisco will remain a Sanctuary City; we… 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?
- A New Deal at UNM.
“A New Deal at UNM: Federal Funding Transforms the University of New Mexico in the 1930s” is an exhibit focusing on UNM’s involvement in New Deal programming, as both a recipient of funds and as a location for New Deal-related… read more
- Celebrate Our New Map of New Deal New York.
Join The Living New Deal in celebrating the release of our pocket map of New Deal sites and artworks in New York City. On Thursday, May 11, at the Roosevelt House at Hunter College, William Leuchtenburg, Marta Gutman, and Ira… read more
- Gray Brechin in California.
June 2, 2017 “Rediscovering Architect Herbert Maier: A New Deal Renaissance of Arts & Crafts Architecture in the National Parks” | 8:00 pm | Yosemite Conservation Center (LeConte Memorial Lodge), Yosemite Valley | Details and RSVP here April 28, 2017 “Imperial… read more
- Gray Brechin on the Oroville Dam Disaster.
For all of our UK fans out there: Gray Brechin will be a featured speaker at Aberystwyth University, Wales. Gray’s talk, “Sending the Overhead Downstream: Hydraulic Mining and the Oroville Dam Disaster on California’s Feather River,” will examine the latest… read more