National Archives Celebrates New Deal's 75th Anniversary in March

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In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, the National Archives Experience, in collaboration with the Library of Congress's American Folklife Center, is pleased to present programs in remembrance of the New Deal and its enduring legacy. These events are free and open to the public. National Archives events will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C., which is located on the National Mall at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, N.W., and is fully accessible.

Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932

Thursday, March 13, at 7 p.m., William G. McGowan Theater

Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein moderates a panel discussing President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's"New Deal." Its innovations were so warmly embraced by voters that later conservative presidents recognized their importance. The panel features Donald Ritchie, Senate historian and author of Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932; Jonathan Alter, Newsweek editor and author of The Defining Moment (on FDR's first hundred days); and Allida Black, Director and Editor, The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers. Electing FDR is the first book in seventy years to examine in its entirety the 1932 presidential election that ushered in the historic New Deal; to analyze Roosevelt's campaign strategies; and to consider how candidates responded to the nation's economic crisis.

For A Better America: The New Deal on Film - All-Day Film Festival

Saturday, March 15, William G. McGowan Theater

The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives presents a one-day festival of U.S. Government-produced films from the motion picture holdings of the National Archives related to the Depression era and the New Deal. Drawn from the motion picture holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration, For a Better America: the New Deal on Film presents many newly-struck prints of just a sampling of these films.

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