Links to New Deal/W.P.A. Organizations
and Listserv Sites

Note from Nancy:
if you want to post your organization's website and information, please email me.

Chicago Art Deco Society
P.O. Box 1116, Evanston, Il. 60204-1116, phone: 847-869-5059. Bennett Johnson is the current president and can be reached at:

Listserv Links:

H-US1918-45 is a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-US1918-45, The New Deal era and its Origins, provides a forum for research and teaching the history of the United States, from 1918 to 1945.

Electronic Mailing Lists from
Unless otherwise noted, you can subscribe by sending a one line e-mail reading "Subscribe ListName YourFirstName YourLastName" to the server account address listed below.

National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni
The NACCCA was established as a non-profit organization in 1977 in the State of California. The NACCCA has over 140 Chapters with members in most states across the nation. For information regarding NACCCA Chapters contact the NACCCA Headquarters. Total membership currently stands at more than 7,200 members. The National Headquarters, CCC Museum and Research Center is located at 16 Hancock Avenue in Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, Missouri. Their website is located at:

Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill
"WELCOME to the home of Eleanor Roosevelt. We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Located in the heart of New York State's scenic Hudson Valley, the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill (ERVK) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to Eleanor Roosevelt's belief that people can enhance the quality of their lives through purposeful action based on sensitive discourse among people of diverse perspectives focusing on the varied needs of society. ERVK operates out of Stone Cottage, which is the original Dutch fieldstone cottage constructed at Val-Kill for Eleanor Roosevelt by her husband Franklin D. Roosevelt."

The National New Deal Preservation Association
"A Non-Profit Organization formed to identify, document and preserve the New Deal visual and performing arts, literature, crafts, structures and environmental projects and to educate people about these important legacies."

The New Deal Art Project
"An organization devoted to studying New Deal Art and New Deal Art legacies, particularly the many post office murals around the country which often represent important local, state, and national historical themes, can be effectively used to examine the past. In fact, many murals are so rich in content that they offer opportunities to develop inquiry-based projects that integrate technology and all the academic disciplines. We believe that "doers make better learners" and that students gain a more thorough understanding of a concept when they see the connections between art, literature, history, government, science and technology. A New Deal Art project may also be a perfect vehicle for teachers to meet new outcomes, such as the New York State Learning Standards. I have been using New Deal Art in my 11th grade U.S. History curriculum at Rome Free Academy since 1994."

Texas Historical Society
The Texas Historical Society has identified 60 post office murals still extant in the state of Texas. They also have an active preservation program.

Texas State Historical Association

Franklin D. Roosevelt Heritage Center, Inc.
"Our purpose is to provide cultural, educational and other learning opportunities concerning Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, the New Deal, and American history during the 1930s and 1940s, and to advance the importance and relevance of the New Deal legacy in the world today."

WPA Green Towns:
Virtual Greenbelt
Greenbelt, Maryland -
Greenbelt, MD Museum
Greenbelt, Maryland Virtual Tour -
Greendale, Wisconsin -
Greenhills American Legion - Greenhills, Ohio -
Greenhills Pioneers -

Email Nancy

© 2005 Nancy Lorance
All Rights Reserved.