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  • New Deal Programs: Selected Library of Congress Resources Digitized Materials (95 clicks)
    While the majority of the Library's holdings of New Deal program materials have not been digitized, digital versions of selected materials created by New Deal programs, as well as other related materials from the period, are available in the following Library of Congress online collections.
  • 1930s Poverty Photos(155 clicks)
  • Beyond the Pale(101 clicks)
    The Great Depression: A Diary, Readings
  • Bound For Glory(112 clicks)
    New Deal America in Color
  • Building America: Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal(112 clicks)
    Marist College offers an excellent site.
  • By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943(120 clicks)
    "The By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943 collection consists of 907 boldly colored and graphically diverse original posters produced from 1936 to 1943 as part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal. Of the 2,000 WPA posters known to exist, the Library of Congress's collection of more than 900 is the largest. These striking silkscreen, lithograph, and woodcut posters were designed to publicize health and safety programs; cultural programs including art exhibitions, theatrical, and musical performances; travel and tourism; educational programs; and community activities in seventeen states and the District of Columbia."
  • Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni(147 clicks)
    "The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public works program that put over three million young men and adults to work during the Great Depression of the 1930's and 1940's in the United States."
  • Dear Mrs. Roosevelt(113 clicks)
    During the Great Depression, thousands of young people wrote to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt for help. They asked for clothing, money, and other forms of assistance.
  • Excerpts from Every Man A King(99 clicks)
    "In 1933, at the ripe old age of 39, Huey Long published his autobiography. This might seem, at the least, premature. But it turned out to be a provident move as Huey Long was dead two years later, felled by an assassin's bullet." He was one of the most colorful characters in US history.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938: Maximum Struggle for a Minimum Wage(121 clicks)
  • Farm Security Administration Photographs, 1938-44(100 clicks)
    Glimpse the rural past
  • FDR and Hitler: A Study in Contrasts(106 clicks)
    by David Kennedy
  • FDR's Court-Packing Plan: A Study in Irony(92 clicks)
    by Richard G. Menaker, Partner, Menaker & Herrmann LLP
  • FDRs First 100 Days . . . and Obamas(104 clicks)
    "Anthony J. Badger is the author of the new book FDR: The First Hundred Days. He is Paul Mellon Professor of American History and Master of Clare College, Cambridge University. In this lecture, given last night in New York City, he talks about FDRs first 100 days and how they have been interpreted by historians across the political spectrum."
  • Fireside Chats of Franklin D. Roosevelt(100 clicks)
    The Fireside Chats were contributed by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, located in Hyde Park, New York.
  • Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal(118 clicks)
    from a British perspective
  • Hard Times: Music of the Great Depression(100 clicks)
    Music clips
  • Laissez-faire Is More: A revisionist history of the Depression(124 clicks)
    Review essay by by John Updike
  • Lord Root of the Matter(102 clicks)
    Harry Hopkins and his relationship to FDR.
  • My First Days in the White House(123 clicks)
    Excerpts frpm Huey Long's second book, published in 1935.
  • New Deal Network(129 clicks)
    The New Deal Network is an educational guide to the Great Depression of the 1930s.
  • Norwalk's Collection of WPA Murals(112 clicks)
    The Connecticut town has the largest collection of Murals paid for by the Works Progress Administration.
  • Photo Library(98 clicks)
  • Posters from the WPA: Federal Art Project Calendar(102 clicks)
    This calendar was created by the New York City Poster Division in 1938 to show government officials the skilled artistic work the Federal Art Project was doing for the WPA.
  • Posters from the WPA: Health and Safety(98 clicks)
  • Riding the Rails(129 clicks)
  • Shenandoah Chapter of the Civilian Conservation Corps(108 clicks)
    History of the CCC and alumni info.
  • Social Security History(109 clicks)
    History from the Social Security Administration.
  • Technology as Freedom(93 clicks)
    The New Deal and the Electrical Modernization of the American Home. Scholarly book by Ronald C. Tobey
  • The Great Depression & the New Deal(110 clicks)
  • The Great Depression and the New Deal(97 clicks)
    The authors, strangely enough, define the periods as "The Great Depression: 1892 - 1933 New Deal: 1933 - 1938" whereas the great Depression is generally considered to have started in 1929.
  • The New Deal Era and its Origins(109 clicks)
    H-US1918-45, The New Deal era and its Origins, provides a forum for research and teaching the history of the United States, from 1918 to 1945.
  • The New Deal Stage: Selections from the Federal Theatre Project(112 clicks)
    "This online presentation includes over 13,000 images of items selected from the Federal Theatre Project Collection at the Library of Congress. Featured here are stage and costume designs, still photographs, posters, and scripts for productions of Macbeth and The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus as staged by Orson Welles, and for Power, a topical drama of the period (over 3,000 images). Also included are 68 other playscripts (6,500 images) and 168 documents selected from the Federal Theatre Project Administrative Records (3,700 images). The Federal Theatre Project was one of five arts-related projects established during the first term of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt under the Works Progress Administration (WPA)."
  • The New Deal, 1933-1941(101 clicks)
    Chapter 27 of Garraty's The American Nation .
  • The Works Progress Administration(124 clicks)
  • Voices from the Thirties(102 clicks)
    Life Histories from the Federal Writers' Project . 1980 Ann Banks
  • The Defining Moment: FDRs First Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope(103 clicks)
    Jonathan Alter and Alan Brinkley The Defining Moment: FDRs First Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope May 8, 2007, at the New-York Historical Society Running Time: 38:59