Category Archives: New Deal Administration

Autumn leaves and light: Slowing down

Things have really slowed down hill on the hillside in the past two weeks…me included. While I do love the fall season more than any other, it feels different this year. I am outside often, working in the yard on … Continue reading

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A little Friday treat, or: Inspiration might be where you do not expect to find it.

My Rakkasan tea order came in this week, and once again I can enjoy my favorite: Nam Việt Earl Grey made with wild black tea from a mountain in the Yên Bái Province and  bergamot oil from the Reggio di … Continue reading

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When the cats and I are in a fog

The last days of August brought fog, mist, and rain.  The first days of September brought fog, mist, and rain, with interspersed steamy humidity and 90+ days, hot evenings, and just enough sun to make going outside only slightly less … Continue reading

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Cleveland Community Vocational School: The NYA Annexes

The main part of the Cleveland Vocational School (the center) was constructed in 1933 to serve the Cleveland community in rural Kemper County. In 1937, the National Youth Administration began the construction of the two classroom annexes that are on … Continue reading

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Bruce High School: A Monolithic Concrete by E. L. Malvaney

Four years ago I ventured over to Bruce to check out the 1942 monolithic concrete school attributed to Edgar Lucian Malvaney–who designed a lot of public school buildings for Mississippi during the years between 1920 and his first school–the Sunflower … Continue reading

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The Living New Deal: Time for a new New Deal

This week, I have been wrapped up in researching and submitting Mississippi’s New Deal projects for the Living New Deal.  If you are a long-time reader, you already know about the Living New Deal and the effort to document every … Continue reading

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When I am old, I shall wear a dog hat

When I am old I shall not wear purple or red hats. I’m going to march in the street in my boots and short skirts And kick some whatever needs kicking… Whilst wearing a dog hat. As my friend once … Continue reading

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Haywood Farms: USDA Farm Security Administration project

The New Deal’s Resettlement Administration was established in 1935, under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935.  The RA’s purpose was to create planned communities to “resettle destitute or low-income families from rural and urban areas” (Resettlement Administration, Living New … Continue reading

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What we should have learned from the New Deal 1933-1942

My dad and mother were children of the Great Depression.  I grew up hearing the stories of the survival of their families–when so many did not.  When I began to work on the Living New Deal project, I felt a … Continue reading

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Hilgard Cut

Like most stories, there is a lot more behind Hilgard Cut and the University Avenue bridge over it than is evident by this marker.  I discovered quite by accident that the bridge was a New Deal Administration construction, and in … Continue reading

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