Wednesday, April 2, 2008

75th Anniversary of the New Deal

Edith Hamlin working on a mural at Mission High School
from the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection

From March 22 through May 31, 2008 the San Francisco Public Library is presenting an expansive exhibit across three floors of the Library that celebrates the 75th anniversary of the New Deal.

On the Library's Fourth Floor both the Art, Music and Recreation Center and the Business, Science and Technology have contributed to create an exhibit entitled "WPA Years: A New Deal Explosion of Art, Public Works and Labor." This features photographs, illustrations, books, and documents from New Deal funded projects including the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Federal Art Project and the Federal Music Project.

The Government Information Center on the 5th floor is presenting "Government and Work: A Chronology of Federal Agencies from the New Deal." The San Francisco History Center on the Library's Sixth floor is presenting "A New Deal for San Francisco: Thanks to WPA!" from March 22 through August 9, 2008 which will include many images from the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection.

Through its regular Large Screen Video Series the library will also present a series of feature and documentary films about the New Deal era in the Library's Koret Auditorium in May, 2008.

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