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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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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 come to our launch events, May 11 & 18)

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Discoveries

A Window into New Deal Administration

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

New Deal Today

The Lost Colony: See an FTP Musical in 2017

Most of us never saw an original production from the WPA’s Federal Theatre Project (FTP). But we’re not completely out of luck. Every spring and summer, at North Carolina’s Waterside Theatre at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, audiences can attend… read more

New New Deal

Birdseye View, 1936

Building Bridges, Not Walls
by Harvey Smith

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 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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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.

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Share Your Story

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

  • Kenneth Hawkins on Minor White’s Portland.

    The Architectural Heritage Center’s current major exhibit, “Parting Shots: Minor White’s Images of Portland, 1938-1942,” should draw those interested in photography, architectural history, Portland’s history, and the contributions of New Deal-supported work. This beautifully and carefully considered exhibit brings together materials from… read more

  • What a Deal for Indiana!: The New Deal Legacy in the Hoosier State.

    Public historian Glory-June Greiff has been researching the work of the New Deal in Indiana and elsewhere for over thirty years. Even though we have lost many of these resources since the New Deal era, hundreds still dot the Hoosier… read more

  • Revisiting New York’s New Deal.

    Join The Living New Deal for our second event celebrating the release of our pocket map of New Deal sites and artworks in New York City. On Thursday, May 18, at the Museum of the City of New York, Mason Williams and Gray… read more

  • 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