Assistance with a Specific Research Question or Homework Assignment
The New Deal Network does not have staff available to assist with research. We suggest that you visit your local or school library for resources and assistance with conducting research. Also, visit our Links page for additional resources.
Obtaining Copies of Photographs
Most of the images in the New Deal Network Photo Library were scanned from the collections at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library (FDRL) and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The owner of a particular image is noted under “Owner:” on the photo information page. Use the link at the bottom of the photo page to send an email to the owner of the photo requesting information on purchasing a copy.
Obtaining Permission to Reprint an Image or Document from the NDN
Personal or Educational Use
Permission is NOT required to use photos or documents for educational purposes such as classroom distribution, school reports and projects, etc.
Commercial Publishing Use
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute does not hold copyrights on any of the materials from other sources republished on the New Deal Network website; therefore we cannot grant permission to use these materials. In cases where the items are copyrighted and the NDN received permission to use them, there will be a copyright or permissions statement indicating the copyright holder. In those instances, to obtain permission to reprint the materials, please contact the copyright holder listed.
If no such copyright holder is noted the item is most likely in the public domain, but we cannot guarantee that. It is the responsibility of the user to research the copyright status of the item. Please contact the listed Publisher or Owner of the item to obtain copyright information.
For photographs, use the link at the bottom of the page to send an email to the owner of the photo requesting reprint permission. See Permissions for more information.
Obtaining Additional Documents or Other Materials
The New Deal Network is a collection of primary source materials—photographs, political cartoons, and texts (speeches, letters, and other historic documents)—gathered from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and other sources. The items were scanned for posting on the website and we do not have originals or hard copies. We do not maintain a physical archives and whatever you find on the site is all that we have collected.
Information on a Relative Who Served in the CCC
All CCC personnel files and other information, including camp and company reports, are held at the National Archives in Washington, DC. For guidelines on researching CCC records, or for more information on the CCC, visit the National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni website at www.cccalumni.org.
Information on WPA Arts Projects
The New Deal Network does not have staff available to assist with research. For information on specific artists, specific art or theatre projects, local projects, or preservation of WPA arts projects, please visit our Links page for other resources. The Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1979 transferred all functions of the Federal Works Agency, including works of art produced under the various art projects of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), to the General Services Administration (GSA).
New Deal Network Site Credentials and Updates
Please visit About Us for information about the development of the New Deal Network and current update status. The content of the site was last updated in 2001.