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Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15, 2012 – October 15, 2012 “Holy Family” Carving (MO 1956.328)   This pine carving, titled “Holy Family,” was created by artist Patrocinio “Pat” Barela in 1936 while he was employed by the New Deal’s Works … Continue reading

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Model of Independence Hall in Philadelphia (MO 1941.12.38) “Philadelphia is a good city in which to write American history. This is fitting ground on which to reaffirm the faith of our fathers; to pledge ourselves to restore to the people … Continue reading

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This Week in Roosevelt History: May 1-7

May 6, 1935: The Works Progress Administration opened its doors and began sending unemployed Americans back to work. WPA Theatre worker 1935 FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 48-49:1(262). ********** Did you know: On May 4, 1941, FDR dedicated the birthplace … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: March 8-14

March 10, 1939 “FORT WORTH, Texas, Friday…I was met by a young girl reporter on the train, an intense and vivid personality and one who voiced a desire which cheered me greatly. She wanted to know what young women could … Continue reading

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This Week in Roosevelt History: May 1-7

May 6, 1935: The Works Progress Administration opened its doors and began sending unemployed Americans back to work. WPA Theatre worker 1935 FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 48-49:1(262). ********** The New Deal Estore is a great place to shop for … Continue reading

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