The New Deal in New Mexico
Sparks, SAR Boardroom
Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 3:00–4:00 pm, Free
The Great Depression (1933–1943) left the United States in a state of crisis. New Mexico needed help just like the rest of the nation, and thanks to the persistence of then-Governor Clyde Tingley, the state received much federal help via the Works Projects Administration, Civilian Conservation Corps, Rural Electric Administration, and the National Youth Administration. As a result, Santa Fe has many New Deal treasures—public buildings, public art, and infrastructure. Kathryn Flynn was the deputy Secretary of State from 1991 to 1998 and is currently the Executive Director of the New Mexico Chapter of the National New Deal Preservation Association.