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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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New Deal San Francisco Map

See the highlights of New Deal San Francisco

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Fireside Films

Our featured New Deal film of the month.

Fireside Films

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

Using WPA Art to Address Climate Change

There are many ways to hold up the example of the New Deal in a time of greed, privatization, and creeping social and climatic threats. Celebrating public art and institutions, the USPS released 20 stamps reproducing works by the WPA’s Poster… 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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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

  • 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

  • Celebrate Our New Map of New Deal New York.

    Join The Living New Deal in celebrating the release of our pocket map of New Deal sites and artworks in New York City. On Thursday, May 11, at the Roosevelt House at Hunter College, William Leuchtenburg, Marta Gutman, and Ira… read more

  • Gray Brechin in California.

    June 2, 2017 “Rediscovering Architect Herbert Maier: A New Deal Renaissance of Arts & Crafts Architecture in the National Parks” | 8:00 pm | Yosemite Conservation Center (LeConte Memorial Lodge), Yosemite Valley | Details and RSVP here April 28, 2017 “Imperial… read more

  • Gray Brechin on the Oroville Dam Disaster.

    For all of our UK fans out there: Gray Brechin will be a featured speaker at Aberystwyth University, Wales. Gray’s talk, “Sending the Overhead Downstream: Hydraulic Mining and the Oroville Dam Disaster on California’s Feather River,” will examine the latest… read more