National New Deal Preservation Association

National New Deal Preservation Association We are a group of individuals, agencies, facilities and programs that organized in December 1998 to promote the legacy of the New Deal.
Our logo, which appears throughout the website and on our page, was created by Jim Pirkl of Albuquerque, N.M. and depicts so well the various segments of the New Deal projects that Americans worked together on between 1933-43 to save this nation. We are still reaping the benefits of their labors. Hopefully by viewing this page and viewing our website, you will be desirous of joining us in learning more about preserving those beneficial New Deal treasures and also sharing your knowledge about the New Deal accomplishments from your family stories or your career experiences. We hope to hear from you. - The NNDPA Board of Directors
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We are a group of individuals, agencies, facilities and programs that organized in December 1998 to promote the identification, documentation, preservation and education of people about the New Deal visual and performing arts, literature, crafts, structures and environmental projects. Our national office is in Santa Fe, N.M., and our mailing address is P.O. Box 602, Santa Fe, NM 87504-0602. We can be reached at 505-473-3985 or by cell at 505-690-5845. Our email address is [email protected]. Our logo, which appears throughout the website, was created by Jim Pirkl of Albuquerque, N.M. and depicts so well the various segments of the New Deal projects that Americans worked together on between 1933-43 to save this nation. We are still reaping the benefits of their labors. Hopefully by viewing this website, you will be desirous of joining us in learning more about preserving those beneficial New Deal treasures and also sharing your knowledge about the New Deal accomplishments from your family stories or your career experiences. We hope to hear from you.

Mission: FDR made it possible for many of our family members to survive during the Great Depression and to create New Deal treasures all over this nation that we are still using and enjoying today. You may not know what they are. It can include such things in your town, city, county or state like schools and other public buildings, parks, roads, bridges, cemeteries, swimming pools, water and sewer systems, rural electricity, murals, paintings, sculptures, and even symphonic orchestras. Many of today's legal rights for labor were established in the New Deal era. The FDIC protects your bank account, and Social Security is possibly critical to you and your family. Join the NNDPA and learn about these treasures.

06/24/2017

THE NEW DEAL SHAPED AMERICA IN THE 20TH CENTURY--WILL IT ADAPT TO THE 21ST?

NEW DEAL GRANDCHILDREN SPEAK

A Panel of direct descendants of major New Dealers will discuss the importance of their grandparents' legacy to the 21st century at the FDR Presidential Library in Hyde Park, New York, at 4 p.m., Saturday, August 19th, 2017. Participants will include James Roosevelt, Jr., David Wallace Douglas, Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall and June Hopkins.

This special gathering will be jointly hosted by the FDR Presidential Library and the National New Deal Preservation Association. The Panel, to be held in the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center, will be moderated by Christopher N. Breiseth, board member of the NNDPA and former president and CEO of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.

At the reception following the Panel, other members of the families of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry A. Wallace, Frances Perkins, Harry Hopkins and Frank Walker will be recognized.

At 3 p.m., before the Panel, the NNDPA will present the Kathy Flynn Preservation Awards. Randall Wallace, grandson of Vice President Wallace, will give a concert at 7 p.m.

The FDR Library staff is excited to collaborate with the NNDPA for this program and expects a large audience, with possible national broadcast of the Panel.

All events are free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 11, 20176:00 p.m.Roosevelt Househttp://www.roosevelthouse.hunter.cuny.edu/Roosevelt House's latest exhibit...
05/08/2017
Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College

Thursday, May 11, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Roosevelt House
http://www.roosevelthouse.hunter.cuny.edu/
Roosevelt House's latest exhibit celebrates the vast range of projects funded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration. Whether brick-and-mortar or jobs in the theater, arts or education, thousands were employed, the city transformed, and morale boosted. Hundreds of these projects can be found on the new map published by the Living New Deal, which will be featured in the exhibit and during the panel discussion.
This special discussion will feature Owen Gutfreund (moderator), Hilary Ballon, Ira Katznelson, William Leuchtenburg, and Richard Walker.

The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute is dedicated to innovative approaches to teaching, research, and public programming.

10/12/2016
ICHH Staged Reading Script (Berkeley Rep)

Berkeley Repertory Theatre invites you to participate!

This is an invitation to take part in a nationwide reading of It Can’t Happen Here.
To see the full letter please click here http://newdeallegacy.org/berkeley-repertory-theater/

We hope you will join us in hosting a staged reading in your own community on the evening of Monday October 24th. We have made arrangements with the Lewis estate to allow one-night readings of the play to be mounted without payment of any licensing fee during that week.

In 1935, Sinclair Lewis wrote It Can’t Happen Here, a novel that imagines the rise of fascism in America. Concerned about race riots, a huge income gap between the rich and the poor, the stigmatizing of immigrants, global terror, and a right-wing extremist running for president, Lewis’ novel reads like it was ripped out of today’s headlines. Whether he’s describing Buzz Windrip, the demagogue who wins the presidency based on the promise of making our country great again, or Doremus Jessup, a liberal newspaper editor who simply waits too long to take Windrip seriously, Lewis’ understanding of our political system was precise and far-reaching. Reading the book now is somewhat shocking, if only because it’s impossible to dismiss our current situation as an aberration. As one of the characters in the book says, the problem's not Windrip [read: Trump]; "it's the sickness that made us throw him up that we've got to attend to."

Shortly after publication of the novel, Lewis wrote a play by the same name for the Federal Theatre Project. On October 27, 1936, the play opened in 21 cities across the United States. It created a sensation, not because of its dramatic value (which is unfortunately lacking), but because of its message.

We hope to reclaim the excitement of the original production and rectify the shortcomings of the script. Berkeley Rep is opening our season with an entirely new adaptation of the novel, created by Tony Taccone and Bennett Cohen. Lisa Peterson will direct. It will run September 23, 2016 through the election. We have uploaded the rehearsal script to a drop box for your perusal. Please go to the Dropbox at… http://bit.ly/2cxhjns

If you decide to participate we ask that you notify us. We will provide a sample press release, editable artwork for a poster, horizontal and vertical ads, cast breakdown and an updated script. If you would prefer to use the original Lewis play, that is in the public domain and you are welcome to use that as well. What is most important to us is that It Can’t Happen Here should happen in as many communities as possible!

No admission may be charged per the arrangement with the Lewis estate. We hope to generate local and national press.

Please consider being part of this project. Let us know if we can add your date, time and location to our calendar.

You may respond to Sarah McArthur at [email protected] / cell 415-307-3374 to signify interest, ask questions, and receive access to the Dropbox that will contain material to assist you in producing and promoting your reading.

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Check out our new T-shirts and Mugs! Your purchase will help us reach our fundraising goal!
10/06/2016
National New Deal Preservation Assoc.

Check out our new T-shirts and Mugs! Your purchase will help us reach our fundraising goal!

Art Sale & Auction to benefit National New Deal Preservation Association. Each year the National New Deal Preservation Association holds its annual fundraising event.This year’s Art Sale & Auction will benefit the NNDPA to continue its work identifying and preserving New Deal treasures. Join...

Won’t you join us on October 21st, 2016 for our annual fundraising event?Each year the National New Deal Preservation As...
10/01/2016

Won’t you join us on October 21st, 2016 for our annual fundraising event?

Each year the National New Deal Preservation Association holds its annual fundraising event.

This year’s Art Sale & Auction will benefit the NNDPA to continue its work identifying and preserving New Deal treasures. Join us on Oct 21st to honor the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks by celebrating New Mexico artists young and old!

For more information http://newdeallegacy.org/fundraising-event/

Too cute not to share!
09/07/2016
NPR

Too cute not to share!

Gracie the border collie also sits for selfies with park visitors and has her own Instagram account.

National New Deal Preservation Association
09/03/2016

National New Deal Preservation Association

Call For Artists!
08/20/2016

Call For Artists!

A New Deal fact question----How many resettlement/subsistence towns were created by the New Deal?  100.  How many “Green...
07/14/2016
History

A New Deal fact question----How many resettlement/subsistence towns were created by the New Deal?
100.
How many “Green Towns” were created by the New Deal and what are they? 3
Greenbelt, MD; Greenhills, OH and Greendale, WS.

https://greenbeltmuseum.org/history/

Located just 12 miles from the nation’s capitol, Greenbelt Maryland is a planned community born out of the Great Depression of the 1930s. After nearly 75 years the city still maintains its small to…

New Deal FactWhat were the "Three R's" of the New Deal?Relief, Recovery and Reform The "Three R's" required either immed...
07/13/2016

New Deal Fact
What were the "Three R's" of the New Deal?
Relief, Recovery and Reform
The "Three R's" required either immediate, temporary or permanent actions and reforms and were collectively known as FDR's New Deal.
Image: Elanto Cooperative Store (http://newdeal.feri.org/)

New Deal FactLinda LaBelle came across this plaque driving from Santa Fe to Albuquerque on the Turquoise Trail.
07/07/2016

New Deal Fact
Linda LaBelle came across this plaque driving from Santa Fe to Albuquerque on the Turquoise Trail.

New Deal FactWhere did Johnny Cash grow up? When Johnny Cash was 3 years old, his father took advantage of a new Rooseve...
07/04/2016
Welcome to the Dyess Day Website! | Dyess, Arkansas

New Deal Fact
Where did Johnny Cash grow up?
When Johnny Cash was 3 years old, his father took advantage of a new Roosevelt farm program and moved his young family to Dyess Colony in northeast Arkansas.
http://www.dyessday.com/

We have purchased the Dyess Colony Administration Building! All proceeds from concerts and fund raising will be used to complete the renovation of the building to make the Johnny Cash Memorial. After that is finished, we are planning to restore the town circle as close as possible, to its origina...

Don't you just love this???
07/04/2016

Don't you just love this???

#FindYourPark

07/03/2016

New Deal Facts
Today's facts come from Robert Leighninger

What New Deal public works project was sunk at the Battle of Midway?

The aircraft carrier Yorktown was one of three carriers, the others were Ranger and Enterprise, financed by the Public Works Administration (PWA) through a Federal Grant to the War Department. They also built seven heavy cruisers, four light cruisers, five submarines, and thirty-two destroyers.

What did the New Deal do for cowboys?

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Works Progress Administration (WPA) built a "cattle driveway" from the Arizona border to the railhead in Magdalena, New Mexico. They fenced off an area five to ten miles wide so cattle drives would not disrupt local ranches. Every ten miles they dug a well.

Do you have a New Deal Fact you would like to share, photos or a story? Send them to: [email protected]

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P.O. Box 602
Santa Fe, NM
87504-0602.

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Our national office is in Santa Fe, N.M., and our mailing address is P.O. Box 602, Santa Fe, NM 87504-0602. We can be reached at 505-473-3985 or by cell at 505-690-5845. Our email address is [email protected]

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