The National Archives has custody of the Federal administrative files of most
New Deal related agencies, including:
Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
was the first of the presidential
libraries to be administered by the National
Archives and Records Administration.
The Presidential Library system formally began in 1939, when
President Franklin Roosevelt donated his personal and presidential
papers to the Federal Government. At the same time, Roosevelt
pledged part of his estate at Hyde Park to the United States,
and friends of the president formed a non-profit corporation
to raise funds for the construction of the library and museum
building. See also: The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project at George Washington University.
Bibliographies and links to information from the National
Archives relating to New Deal-era agriculture, labor, and
Deal for the Arts
This online exhibition features selected materials---prints,
posters, paintings, photographs, ephemera--produced by New
Deal arts projects found in the collections of the National
Archives Of American Art,
The Archives has collected extensive documentation
relating to the Federal Art Project and other New Deal art
and photography programs, including the papers
of Holger Cahill, Director of the Federal Art Project,
and the papers of many administrators, artists and photographers
who participated in these programs. The Archives of American
Art has also compiled an extensive collection of oral
history interviews, including interviews with a number
of New Deal artists and photographers--including figures such
as Cahill, Walker
Shahn, and Anthony
Velonis. The Archives also holds microfilm copies of
Art Project records from the National
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Legacy
An organization created to "...promote awareness of the CCC program and the men who served so communities can recognize the value of the enduring strength of America’s youth during the Great Depression and visualize the tremendous resulting social and cultural benefits." See also the CCC Legacy History Center.
New Deal era and its Origins
A discussion list for research and teaching the history of
the United States, from 1918 to 1945.
National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art has
custody of materials from the Federal Art Project's Index
of American Design,
a compilation of nearly 18,000 watercolor renderings that depict traditional
American arts and crafts made before about 1890. The renderings were created
under the auspices of the Index of American Design project, one of several Fine
Arts Divisions in the Federal Art Project (FAP).
National New Deal
A group of individuals, agencies, facilities and programs
that promotes the identification, documentation, preservation
and education of people about the New Deal visual and performing
arts, literature, crafts, structures and environmental projects.
New Deal Network
A research and teaching Web site devoted to the public works
and arts projects of the New Deal.