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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.

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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.

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The FDR Memorial, Sculptor George Segal, and WPA Artist Leon Bibel

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

New Deal Today

Our Spirit of the New Deal Conference Now Online

  Videos of our “Women and the Spirit of the New Deal Conference” now online. More than 150 people attended our conference, held at UC Berkeley, October 5-6. Videos, photos, and the conference program are now online. Women played prominent… read more

New New Deal

Climate Activists Demanding “Green New Deal” Arrested at Pelosi’s Office

Young climate activist are driving a generational shift in the Democratic Party. Backed by Democratic Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, the climate activists with the Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats were arrested on Capitol Hill this week. This past… read more

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.

Photos of New Deal Smiles

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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?

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Living New Deal Events

  • Exhibit: “New Deal Picture Stories” The Photography of Arthur Rothstein Through December 2018.

    The Canessa Gallery in San Francisco’s North Beach will host a new exhibition, “When Government Worked—New Deal Picture Stories” by Arthur Rothstein, co-sponsored by the Living New Deal and organized by National Associate Ann Rothstein-Segan. Renowned documentary photographer Arthur Rothstein… read more

  • Corps Values: The Living New Deal – Talk by LND Project Historian Brent McKee.

    Brent McKee, Project Historian with the Living New Deal will speak about the Works Progress Administration, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the Public Works Administration. He will discuss how these programs employed citizens during the Great Depression and mobilized them… read more

  • 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