National Preservation Agencies

Do you want to know what New Deal Preservation activities are taking place around the country?

Many New Deal programs, or their legacies, are still with us today. Some of these include the Works Progress Administration (WPA), Rural Electrification Administration (REA), Social Security Administration (SSA), the National Labor Relations Act, Resettlement Administration/Farm Security Administration (FSA), and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

Our organization is sponsoring, encouraging, and publicizing commemorative and educational events nationwide in the hope that we can all learn more about how those programs provide important lessons in forming public policy today.

Here are some helpful links to learn more:


National Register of Historic Places Program:
State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO)
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.

State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO) play a critical role carrying out many responsibilities in historic preservation. Surveying, evaluating and nominating significant historic buildings, sites, structures, districts and objects to the National Register is one such key activity. To help find out if a historic place meets the National Register criteria and how the nomination process works in your state, contact the appropriate SHPO below for assistance.

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