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. (Please check our Events page for panels, conferences, and exhibits associated with our map and New Deal New York at large.)See the NY Map and Guide
Brent McKee, The Living New Deal’s Project Historian, reviewed John W. Jeffries’ A Third Term for FDR: The Election of 1940 (University Press of Kansas, 2017): Anyone who thought the 2016 presidential race was uniquely bizarre and nasty should check out John… read more
An effort is underway to restore Eleanor Roosevelt’s childhood home in Clermont, New York. Eleanor Roosevelt’s grandfather built the home in 1872 and she spent much of her youth there. After decades of neglect, Van Lamprou, a co-founder of Dolce… read more
Recently I was in the middle of documenting CCC structures in southern Indiana state forests (more on that in future posts), when I found myself on the old state highway that runs through Little York, a hamlet of fewer than… 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?
- A New “New Deal” for NYC & The USA.
Featuring the following panels and presentations: The Dual New Deal Legacy: Celebrate, Advocate The New Deal Legacy in New York City and a Call for a New, New Deal A 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Political and Economic Prospects for… read more
- Exhibit Featuring New Deal Art of Victor Arnautoff.
San Francisco State University is unveiling a new exhibit featuring the work of Victor Arnautoff. The exhibit includes block prints from the San Francisco General Strike in 1934 and smaller reproductions of his mural of George Washington as a slave owner,… read more
- CCC Legacy Annual Gathering.
CCC Legacy is a non-profit organization that honors the accomplishments of the Civilian Conservation Corps throughout the country. Each year, an annual gathering is held to learn about the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps and visit unique sites that… read more
- Arts and Artistry from the New Deal and Beyond.
The Johnny Cash Heritage Festival is pleased to present this series of presentations related to Johnny Cash, the Dyess Colony, and the New Deal. The public is welcome to attend any or all of these sessions. There will be no admission fee,… read more