“Everything a history buff would relish,” writes Ralph Blumenthal of Roosevelt House’s new exhibit “The New Deal in New York City.” Blumenthal is a Distinguished Lecturer at Baruch College, where he also serves as Project Archivist for Baruch’s Institute of Public Administration. In the May 15th blog post, he offered praise both for the contents of the exhibit, as well as for the distinguished panel that was convened to celebrate the launch of the exhibit and to discuss the role of The New Deal in pulling America out of the Great Depression.

Blumenthal lauded the presence on the panel of “one of the reigning experts on FDR” Bill Leuchtenburg, the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor Emeritus of History at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He also made a point to praise among the contents of the exhibit the map of New Deal projects across New York City, which was included through Roosevelt House’s partnership with The Living New Deal project from the University of California, Berkeley.

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