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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 San Francisco Map

We have created a printed map and pocket guide to the highlights of the New Deal in San Francisco, available to visitors, teachers, students and the general public.

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Discoveries

Catalogue from 1976 Exhibition on New Deal Art in California

Uncovering California’s New Deal Art

A daring exhibition at the University of Santa Clara in 1976 began the rediscovery of a buried civilization then itself only forty years in the past. “New Deal Art: California,” a six-month exhibition at the De Saisset Gallery, pulled out of storage… read more

New Deal Today

CCC fences, part of the cultural landscape

Florida’s New Deal Landscapes in Jeopardy

Florida’s State Parks — like those of other states — expanded and greatly benefited from New Deal programs as well as from Franklin Roosevelt’s personal interest in conservation (see previous newsletter for review of Douglas Brinkley’s Rightful Heritage.) So skillfully… read more

New New Deal

A New New Deal from the Bottom Up

At The Living New Deal, we’ve long been tracking rumblings of a new New Deal in American political circles. So often, though, that conversation centers on the biographies and affiliations of major politicians. Over at The American Prospect, Christopher Faricy… 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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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

  • The New Deal in the East Bay.

    Join Gray Brechin on January 17, from 5:45-8:30 pm, as he discusses iconic New Deal projects in the East Bay of California–from the San Francisco Bay Bridge to the Alameda County Courthouse. Gray will also discuss The Living New Deal… read more

  • Marshfield, VT, and the CCC.

    During the Great Depression, more than 350 young men lived at the Groton State Forest CCC camp and built log shelters, stone fire pits, a stone fire tower, lean-tos, and caretakers’ cabins. Many of the supervisory staff lived in Marshfield…. read more

  • Discover a Forgotten New Deal Photographer in SF.

    An unknown elder of American landscape photography, George Alexander Grant (pictured) was the first Chief Photographer of the National Park Service. Though his iconic images inspired millions of Americans to visit their national parks, Grant is largely unknown because his… read more

  • A Dinner Honoring Harry Hopkins.

    Join Retired Senator Tom Harkin for Sioux City’s first annual Harry Hopkins Democratic Dinner & Celebration. The event, to be held on Saturday, October 15, honors the Sioux City-born New Deal advisor. More details can be found here.