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
Bernard Zakheim’s family has recently discovered the original, 10 feet high charcoal sketch drawings for his mural, The Library, located at the Coit Tower in San Francisco. Painted by Zakheim in 1934, the mural became the center of political controversy. Several… 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
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
Our contributors brought to our attention that the historic New Deal mural at the DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx was recently defaced and possibly damaged. A spokesperson from the New York City Department of Education said that the… 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?
- Women and the Spirit of the New Deal, October 5-6, 2018 University of California, Berkeley.
The Living New Deal, in partnership with the Frances Perkins Center and the National New Deal Preservation Association, invite you to “Women and the Spirit of the New Deal,” a conference to fill a significant gap in understanding about the… read more
- Gray Brechin to Speak at the Mill Valley Public Library Aug 1st at 7:00 PM.
Gray Brechin will speak about the public infrastructure built during New Deal at the Mill Valley Public Library on Wednesday, August 1st at 7:00 PM. President Franklin Roosevelt’s public works agencies put millions of Americans to work to extricate the U.S…. read more
- Gray Brechin to Speak at Roxy Stadium in Santa Rosa, May 8th at 6:00 PM.
Gray Brechin will speak on May 8 at 6:00 PM at the Roxy Stadium in Santa Rosa about the importance of a New Deal approach to disaster recovery and public health. In the aftermath of the 2017 fires, Sonoma faces another… read more
- Gray Brechin to Speak at SFMOMA.
On Thursday, April 26 at 6:00 pm, Gray Brechin will speak at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as part of the Public Knowledge series, a project aimed at promoting public dialogue on the cultural impact of urban change. Together with Abad Ocubillo,… read more