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The Living New Deal, Still Working for America
Celebrating the Coit Tower Murals: Talk (Jan. 27) and Exhibit 
The 27 murals of California life that grace San Francisco's Coit Tower were completed In 1933-34 by 25 artists working for the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP). The San Francisco Public Library is currently showcasing the lives and works of these men and women in its "Artists in Action" exhibit. On January 27, Jon Golinger, of the Protect Coit Tower Committee, and Living New Deal Advisor Harvey Smith, will discuss these artists. Learn more here
Detailed Plans: A Rare Find for New Deal Architecture
The range of facilities comprising Ontario, CA’s Chaffey High School and Junior College was completed by the New Deal in 1937-40. But how? Charles Swaney, a Living New Deal Research Advisor, has just passed along the blueprints to this site. It’s rare to discover the complete plans for a New Deal building or complex, and they may be of interest to preservationists and architectural historians. So take a look! 
Living New Dealer of the Month: Sheila Collins
Sheila Collins, Professor of Political Science Emerita at William Paterson University, is the author and editor of many books, most recently, When Government Helped: Learning from the Successes and Failures of the New Deal. Her chronicling of the cultural and architectural legacies of the New Deal has been an important contribution to our site and beyond. She is currently helping us to produce our forthcoming map of New Deal sites in New York City. Thanks, Sheila!
 
Thank You for Supporting the Living New Deal!
We are grateful to everyone who contributed to our end-of-year campaign. The Living New Deal can happily report that we met our target of $30,000. Thanks to your generosity, the project will continue to expand. In 2016, expect improved State Pages, a map of New Deal New York, a page showcasing New Deal-era films, more New Dealer biographies, expanded bibliographies, improved website design, an iPhone crowdsourcing app, and more.
* Recorded in 1932 by Don Redman and His Orchestra, with the assistance of Bill Robinson, "Doin' the New Low Down" was a hit record in the year before Franklin Roosevelt's administration undertook the New Deal.
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