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Virtual Greenbelt
Images, interviews, student essays and other materials relating to Greenbelt, Maryland, a New Deal-era planned community in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Virtual Greenbelt is an ongoing project developed by the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park and the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum. For information about visiting the museum, see Greenbelt, Maryland's Museum Page.

FDR's Ties to Georgia
Created by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, at the University of Georgia, this site includes photographs, background information, a brief guide to online resources, and several articles from the Georgia Historical Quarterly. Of special interest are a series of editorials for the Macon Telegraph written in 1925 by Roosevelt.

Work Progress Administration (WPA) Projects in Georgia
An image archive located at the University of Georgia Web site.

Bland County History Archives
This local history site, which contains oral histories and images, is maintained by the students of Rocky Gap High School in Rocky Gap, Virginia.

Jersey Homesteads
A web site on the New Deal planned community of Jersey Homesteads (now Roosevelt, NJ), produced by Spotswood High School in collaboration with Rutgers University.

Louisiana WPA Photograph Collection
A finding aid and online archive to the WPA Photograph collection of the Louisiana Division, New Orleans Public Library. In addition to this fine collection, the New Orleans Public Library's October Images of the Month Gallery, which features photographs of FDR during his 1937 visit to the Crescent City.

Oregon State Archives
The Oregon State Archives have a number of online exhibits related to Oregon during the Great Depression, including an online Tour of the Oregon Coast and A Journey Across Oregon in 1940 taken from the WPA Oregon State Guide and a feature on the Civilian Conservation Corps in Oregon.

The Depression News: The 1930s, Michigan Historical Museum
Virtual tour of the Michigan Historical Museum exhibit on the Great Depression, with teaching materials and children's resources. Includes displays on the rise of organized labor, the New Deal, bungalow homes of the 1930s, the automation of lighthouses, and Paul Honoré's mural "Michigan's Natural Resources" from the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair.

Reading Photos: Documenting a Decade
A social history study guide created by the Museum of the City of New York to help students better interpret photographs for use in understanding a particular time and place: New York City in the 1930s.

Civilian Conservation Corps Museum
Located in Grayling, the CCC Museum is part of the Michigan Historical Museum. The site includes the essay Roosevelt's Tree Army: Michigan's Civilian Conservation Corps, by Roger L. Rosentreter.

New Deal Texans
The Texas State Historical Association in cooperation with the Center for Studies in Texas History has created an educational Web site called A Shared Past which includes this and other 1930s-related Texas units.

1938 San Antonio Pecan Shellers Strike
A project developed by SUNY Binghamton students Taína Del Valle and Rosalyn Peréz for the Women and Social Movements in the United States website, this site includes twenty-two documents with an introductory essay on the strike, endnotes, a bibliography and links to online resources.

Jobs for Workers on Relief in Milwaukee County: 1930-1994
An essay on work relief by Lois M. Quinn, John Pawasarat and Laura Serebin of the Employment and Training Institute, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.