On the Road with the Living New Deal

WPA Guide Series

By Fern Nesson

Fern Nesson takes us on the road following the original WPA Guidebooks. Follow along as she re-enacts these journeys, discovering what’s old and what’s new.


Historian’s Journal: In Search of the New Deal

By Glory-June Greiff

Glory-June takes to the road at a moment's notice for work—or for the sheer joy of it—always keeping her eyes open for New Deal discoveries in Indiana and beyond or to see how surviving sites are faring.


A Legacy of Recreation: The New Deal’s Development of National and State Parks

By Oak McCoy

This series couples archival research with a spirit of adventure to create virtual reality experiences that makes the legacy of the New Deal in America’s parks accessible to all.