Jon Golinger and Harvey Smith On Coit Tower’s Murals

1/27/2016 - 6 pm

On Wednesday, January 27, Harvey Smith, author of Berkeley and the New Deal and a Living New Deal advisor, and Jon Golinger, founder of Save Coit Tower, will be discussing the artists who came together, in 1933 and 1934, to… read more

Event details

Time: 6:00 pm PDT
Date: Wed. Jan 27th, 2016 - Wed. Jan 27th, 2016
Location: Koret Auditorium, Main Library, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA
Coordinator: The San Francisco History Center of the San Francisco Public Library and Protect Coit Tower
Coordinator phone: (415) 557-4277
Event cost: Free

Gray Brechin on The New Deal’s Contributions to the East Bay

1/28/2016 - 7 pm

From the Oakland Heritage Alliance: “Dr. Gray Brechin will delve into the history of the Bay Area’s Depression-era architecture and public art, including iconic sites such as Woodminster, the East Bay Regional Parks, Alameda County Courthouse, and the Bay Bridge…. read more

Event details

Time: 7:00 pm PDT
Date: Thu. Jan 28th, 2016 - Thu. Jan 28th, 2016
Location: Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA
Coordinator: Oakland Heritage Alliance
Coordinator Email: [email protected]
Coordinator phone: (510) 763-9218
Event cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members

On Stage in San Francisco: Holiday Cheer, Great Depression-Style


  Word for Word, a San Francisco-based theater group, is currently staging a “Holiday High Jinx” special: three performances based on stories by Damon Runyon, Joseph Mitchell, and E. B. White. If you find yourself in the city’s Mission District… read more

Event details

Date: Thu. Dec 24th, 2015 - Thu. Dec 24th, 2015
Location: 450 Florida St., San Francisco, CA,

Reception at California Historical Society, May 7, 2015

5/7/2015 - 6 pm

The Living New Deal and the California Historical Society are holding a joint reception on May 7, 6 – 8 pm at the CHS building, 678 Mission St., San Francisco.  We’re celebrating the 80th anniversary of the founding of the WPA… read more

Event details

Time: 6:00 pm PDT - 8:00 pm PDT
Date: Thu. May 7th, 2015 - Thu. May 7th, 2015

New Deal Through Stamps

4/25/2015 - 3 pm

On April 25th, Living New Deal research associate Charles Epting will be giving a talk at the WESTPEX Stamp Show in the Bay Area on “New Deal philately–stamps, covers, and other ephemera that tell the story of FDR’s relief programs during… read more

Event details

Time: 3:00 pm PDT - 4:00 pm PDT
Date: Sat. Apr 25th, 2015
Location: SFO Marriott Hotel
Event cost: $5

Gray Brechin to Receive Oscar Lewis Award

3/30/2015 - 6 pm

Living New Deal founder Dr. Gray Brechin is to be honored by the Book Club of California with their 2015 Oscar Lewis Award for contributions to Western History. The awards ceremony will be held on March 30th at 6 pm in… read more

Event details

Time: 6:00 pm PDT - 8:00 pm PDT
Date: Mon. Mar 30th, 2015 - Mon. Mar 30th, 2015
Location: Book Club of CA , 312 Sutter St. SF
Event cost: free & open to the public

Book Talks: Berkeley and the New Deal


Harvey Smith will be discussing his new book, Berkeley and the New Deal, at several places during the month of March 2015. Contact Harvey for more details. The UC Retirees’ Association,UC Berkeley campus, on March 19, 2015, from 11am to 2… read more

Event details

Date: Thu. Mar 19th, 2015 - Tue. Mar 31st, 2015