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
“New Deal Picture Stories” – The Photography of Arthur Rothstein will be hosted by the Canessa Gallery, located at 708 Montgomery St. San Francisco, CA.Opening Reception: Friday, December 7, 2018. 6:00pm–9:00 pm. Arthur Rothstein (1915-1985) is recognized as one of America’s premier photojournalists. Rothstein became the… 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
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
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 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?
- 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