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
The Living New Deal is dedicated to preserving public works of art under threat from the increasing privatization of our society. We value New Deal art for its public-spirited ambitions, celebrations of local scenes, and representations of the “common man.” But we cannot overlook… read more
Kathy Flynn, founder of the National New Deal Preservation Association (NNDPA), was recently named a “Living Treasure” for her work documenting and preserving New Deal history, sites, and artworks. Kathy, a long-time New Mexico resident, grew up in Texas amidst… 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 Book Club
Each month, participate with fellow readers and a member of our staff in reading and discussing a book from or about the New Deal. If you are interested in joining, or have suggestions for books, contact Project Manager Gabriel Milner at email@example.com.
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- Exhibition of Vermont’s WPA Art Collection.
The T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier, VT, is planning a joint exhibit with the Central Vermont Medical Center to exhibit the state’s collection of Works Progress Administration (WPA) art. The WPA exhibit will highlight many works from the outstanding collection of paintings and… read more
- Gray Brechin on the New Deal in Sonoma County, CA.
Join Living New Deal Founder Gray Brechin on Wednesday, September 7th at 6 pm, as he examines the New Deal’s impact in Northern California (including 1937’s PWA-constructed Sonoma County Hospital, pictured here). “Recovering from the Depression: The Enormous—and Invisible—Legacy of New… read more
- The Berkeley Rep Presents “It Can’t Happen Here”.
This September, the Berkeley Repertory Theatre will adapt Sinclair Lewis’s 1935 novel, It Can’t Happen Here, for the stage. As the Berkeley Rep notes, Lewis’s satirical novel, “follows the ascent of a demagogue who becomes president of the United States by… read more