This year (2008) marks the 75th anniversary of the New Deal social programs created under former President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration. To commemorate this historical anniversary, the Art, Music & Recreation Center, Business, Science & Technology Center, Government Information Center, and
Photo courtesy of San Francisco History Center, San Franciso Public Library
1. Go to the SFPL Home Page and select “Articles & Databases.” You will need a San Francisco Public Library card to access the databases from outside the Library.
2. Under the Categories side bar on the left, select “Encyclopedias & Dictionaries,” then “Encyclopædia Britannica Online.”
3. In the search box, enter the phrase “new deal.”
The first link presents an overview of the New Deal while the right-hand column features historical photographs, videos, and artwork from this significant chapter in U.S. history.
The Encyclopædia Britannica Online contains a wealth of information including magazine and journal articles, photographs, maps, illustrations, audio files, videos, high-quality Web sites, other forms of interactive multimedia, and more. You can browse through a list of alphabetically arranged topical subjects or run keyword searches on a topic of your own.