Living New Deal


The Living New Deal (LND) is, for the first time, identifying, mapping, and interpreting the vast and indispensable public works legacy of the New Deal in an effort to show what democratic government can and should do for all of its citizens rather than those who can afford to buy it.

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Harvey Smith’s new book, “Berkeley and the New Deal,” is now available from Arcadia Publishing.

The Chronicle 1938. President Franklin D. Roosevelt visiting the site of the upcoming Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island, July 14, 1938.

Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 2:00PM – (Virtual) Treasure Island: Build It and They Will Come – Organized Labor at the Golden Gate International Exposition

From the first scoops of mud to the final coat of paint applied to the buildings of the Golden Gate International Exposition, organized labor was there. Join Harvey Smith, Project Advisor for the Living New Deal and author of “Berkeley and the New Deal” for a presentation discussing the contributions of organized labor to the creation of Treasure Island, and the construction of the courts and palaces of the exposition, where Labor Day was honored in both 1939 and 1940 with special ceremonies. Over half the cost of the World’s Fair was contributed by the New Deal’s Works Progress Administration and the Public Works Administration.

This event is free but pre-registration is required.