|Pathfinders are pages that offer students selected
resources in a variety
of media on a topic they are researching. They provide a head start for students as
they begin their research project.
The New Deal
To find books in the MHS
Media Center, open Spectrum (the electronic card catalog) located on the
student desktop. Type in the topic you want to search. If
you don't already have a topic, you can find some lists of books on the New Deal by
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano--1882-1945
United States--Politics and government--1933-1945
United States--Social Conditions--1933-1945
Some titles we have are:
The Annals of America, 1929-1939: The Great
Depression (vol. 15).
Chicago : Encylopaedia Britannica, 1968-1987.
America in the 20TH century : 1930-1939. New York :
American Decades: 1930-1939.
Edited by Victor Bondi. Detroit, MI :
Gale Research, 1995.
The WPA Guide to Massachusetts : The Federal Writers'
Project Guide to 1930s Massachusetts.
Written and compiled by the Federal Writers' Project of
the Works Progress Administration for the State of Massachusetts.
New York : Pantheon Books, [1983?], c1937.
|The 1930s. Edited by Louise I. Gerdes. San Diego, Calif :
Greenhaven Press, 2000.
SELECTED WEB SITES
Successes and Failures of Roosevelt's "New Deal" Programs
Describes each program and its
New Deal Networkhttp://newdeal.feri.org/
A Website full of mostly primary source information about the New Deal.
New Deal Cultural Programs
A good article on the various arts
projects created during the New Deal to keep the arts
alive and to provide artists with livelihoods.
New Deal for the Arts
A discussion of the various agencies
that supported the arts during the New Deal. Many
posters created by artists showing the political nature of their work are
included, and there is
about other agencies here as well, if you look for it.
New Deal Programs
A chart that gives each New Deal program, its inception date, its acronym and
Tennessee Valley Authority
From the TVA Website comes this extensive history of the agency from its inception
to the present.
History of Social Security
From the Social Security
this page gives the history of the agency in very readable language.
databases of magazine articles, a biography resource, and health and business
references. Try Reference Center Gold, Expanded Academic ASAP, and Biography
reference center including books, magazines, newspapers, pictures, maps,
newspaper articles from the Boston Globe (1980 - current), Boston Herald
(1991 - current), and ten other Massachusetts newspapers.
-- 2 electronic encyclopedias-- New Book of Knowledge and
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Articles in these encyclopedias link you to other
articles and also to relevant web sites where you can find more information on your topic.
These databases are also available from
home. You can gain access to these resources from
home by going to the Answers...To Go! web page made available from the
Northeast Massachusetts Regional Library System:
and enter your public library card
number (from Methuen or any MVLC member
library) where you are prompted for a patron or user number.