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New Deal New York

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New Deal Exhibit at the Royal Philatelic Society in London

Charles Epting, President and CEO of H.R. Harmer, will be showing his collection of mail and other postal history from the era of New Deal to the Royal Philatelic Society in London. During the New Deal era, Postmaster General James… read more

New Deal Today

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The Mural So Controversial, Nixon Tried to Remove It

by GRAY BRECHIN | OCTOBER 4, 2021. Originally published in Zocalo Public Square 75 Years Later, ‘War and Peace’ Survives, But Its Ideals Have Not As multiple crises pile atop one another in the young 21st century, a tripartite mural at a former San Francisco post… read more

New New Deal

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Living New Deal NYC Chapter: Historical Signs Project 

In 2020, the Living New Deal NYC Chapter began a collaboration with the NYC Parks to install new signage at New York City public facilities that were built in 1930s by New Deal agencies. Limited evidence remains today of the… read more

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Living New Deal Events

  • SFMOMA – June 16, 2022 – Printmaking and the WPA.

    Hear from artist, master printer, and educator Thomas Wojak on the importance and development of printmaking during the Works Progress Administration (WPA), which operated from 1935 to 1943. After an introduction by the exhibition’s curators, Wojak will highlight select prints on view… read more

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FDR delivering one of his fireside chats.

The 2021 New Deal Book Award

The winning titles and authors have been announced. The 2021 Award, with a prize of $1,000, will be presented at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library this summer. Find out how to nominate a book for the 2022 prize.

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