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 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 check our Events page for panels, conferences, and exhibits associated with our map and New Deal New York at large.)See the NY Map and Guide
In the first half of the 20th century—before he fell through the cracks of history—Henry Alsberg’s byline appeared regularly in newspapers and magazines. When Harry Hopkins tapped him to lead the Federal Writers’ Project in 1935, Alsberg had already lived… read more
Since its completion in 1942, “Modern Education/School Activities” experienced the wear and tear and water damage that come with the decades. But who knew that this 16’ x 40’ oil-on-canvas mural, Painted by Frank Talles Chamberlain through the Public Works… read more
The Architectural Heritage Center’s current major exhibit, “Parting Shots: Minor White’s Images of Portland, 1938-1942,” should draw those interested in photography, architectural history, Portland’s history, and the contributions of New Deal-supported work. This beautifully and carefully considered exhibit brings together… read more
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 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?
- Building Bridges Not Walls.
The 80th anniversary of the opening of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was celebrated last year, and this year is the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. Canessa Gallery, in collaboration with the Living New Deal, will host… read more
- Arlington, Virginia’s New Deal Murals.
On Saturday, July 8, Toby McIntosh will visit the Georgetown Library to discuss his recent book about muralist Auriel Bessemer. Apple Picking, Tobacco Harvesting and General Lee: Arlington’s New Deal Murals and Muralist examines Bessemer’s singular life, and the murals he created… read more
- What a Deal for Indiana!: The New Deal Legacy in the Hoosier State.
Public historian Glory-June Greiff has been researching the work of the New Deal in Indiana and elsewhere for over thirty years. Even though we have lost many of these resources since the New Deal era, hundreds still dot the Hoosier… read more
- When Government Was the Solution: A Conference on New Deal New York.
The National Jobs for All Coalition, the New York Labor History Project, the Association of Teachers of Social Studies/UFT, and the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY have teamed up to present a conference examining the New Deal’s impact on New York City,… read more