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 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.See the Map and Guide
Here at The Living New Deal, we’ve preordered the latest edition to the Postal Service’s stamp gallery: Renderings of works initially created for the Poster Division of the WPA/FAP. These 20 “striking and utilitarian” images depict tennis players and bighorn sheep, industrial workers… read more
With good reason, histories of the New Deal have emphasized the failure of its programs to overcome the traditional barriers of race, ethnicity, and gender in American life. The New Deal revolutionized many aspects of US society and politics, but not its racial order. Indeed,… read more
In December 2015 I saw Donald Trump on CNN invoke FDR’s use of “internment” for the Japanese as a possible solution for the “Muslim problem”. At the time, I was on my way to Manzanar, CA, one of ten US… read more
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 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?
- World Premier of “OPPORTUNITY: The P.J. Jacobs H.S. Story”.
From documentarian Terry Kawles: New York video content producer and former Stevens Point native Terry Kawles announced the World Premiere of his full-length documentary “OPPORTUNITY: The P.J. Jacobs H.S. Story” is set for Monday, February 13 at 7pm at the… read more
- Harvey Smith at the West Portal Library.
From our friends at the San Francisco Public Library: The New Deal built much of the public realm we love in San Francisco, particularly in the arts, architecture, and parks. This slide show By Harvey Smith of the Living New Deal… read more
- Brent McKee at the Cumberland Library.
If you’re in Cumberland, Maryland, on Feb. 6, at 6 pm, let Research Associate Brent McKee help you “Discover the Hidden History Around You.” Brent’s talk examines the New Deal’s history in the region and is presented in conjunction with the… read more
- Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story.
From our friends at the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park: “(Richmond, CA) – On Saturday, January 28th at 11:00am, Karen Korematsu, Founder and Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, will commemorate her father’s life as… read more