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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 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.

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Discoveries

Mosaic “Children and Their Animal Friends,” by Esther, Helen, and Margaret Bruton

San Francisco Zoo Artworks a Legacy of WPA Women

Designed by noted architect George W. Kelham and completed in 1925, the Mothers Building was for years a refuge for women and their children visiting the San Francisco Zoo. The mosaics and murals— all by women artists hired by the… read more

New Deal Today

Help commemorate "Grape Pickers" (WPA, 1942)

Help Commemorate–and Circulate–WPA Art

Heartening news from St. Helena, California: Rep. Mike Thompson (D) is leading the charge for a stamp memorializing Lew Keller’s “Grape Pickers,” a WPA mural installed at the St. Helena Post Office in 1942. Thompson and four other Congressmembers recently… read more

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A New New Deal from the Bottom Up

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 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.

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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 Dinner Honoring Harry Hopkins.

    Join Retired Senator Tom Harkin for Sioux City’s first annual Harry Hopkins Democratic Dinner & Celebration. The event, to be held on Saturday, October 15, honors the Sioux City-born New Deal advisor. More details can be found here.

  • A New Course on 1930’s Art and Culture.

    If you live in the Baltimore area, and are eager to learn more about the 1930’s, the JHU-Osher program is offering a six-week course on the culture of this tumultuous and pivotal decade. Led by Bill Barry, retired Director of Labor… read more

  • 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