Center for New Deal Studies
This book collection honors the life and work of David MacLaren, an adjunct professor at Roosevelt during 2001 and 2002. Passionate about his teaching and his research, Dave was devoted to social justice and to the demolition of class barriers. He taught the U.S. history survey at Roosevelt, as well as courses on recent American and urban history, and his unfinished doctoral thesis investigated (and excoriated) the maintenance of segregated blood supplies by the American Red Cross under the supervision of the U.S. Department of War during World War II and the Korean conflict.
Dave packed a full lifetime of causes and loves into his thirty years. He was a published poet and an aspiring playwright. He played and coached soccer with an exhilarating intensity, and he agonized over the fortunes of the White Sox, the Bears, the Fire, and his hometown Pacers. Dave lived and died with his heart on his sleeve and that spirit is present still on the shelves of this collection.
David MacLaren Memorial Book Collection:Recent Acquisitions
Civil Works Administration of Alabama
"State Aviation Advisor's Period Report and Plan of Operation" (1934)
Davis, Horace B.
Labor and Steel (1933)
Photographic Memories (1997)
General Services Administration
WPA Artwork in Non-Federal Repositories (1999)
Hambourg, Maria Morris, et. al.
Walker Evans (2000)
New Deal Art: Paintings and Prints, 1933-1943 (1983)
Kalfatovik, Martin R.
The New Deal Fine Arts Projects: A Bibliography, 1933-1992 (1994)
Lange, Dorothea & Paul Schuster Taylor
An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion in the Thirties (1939, 1969)
Engendering Culture: Manhood and Womanhood in New Deal Public Art and Theater (1991)
Dept. of Outdoor Relief
"Annual Reports, 1937 and 1938"
National Service/Play Bureau
"Anti-War Plays for Community Theaters" (Federal Theater Project-WPA, 1937)
"Illinois Federal Projects Bulletin" (n.d.)
The Photography of John Gutmann: Culture Shock (2000)
Rice, Mary Kellogg
Useful Work ofr Unskilled Women: A Unique Milwaukee WPA Project (2003)
Civilian Conservation Corps In and Around the Black Hills (2004)
Wind Cave National Park--The First 100 Years (2003)
Schrenk, Lisa D.
Building a Century of Progress: The Architecture of Chicago's 1933-34 World's Fair (2007)
"Vocational Training and Employment"
Workers of the Writers Program, WPA, Kentucky
"In the Land of Breathitt" (American Guide Series, 1941)
Worthington, Mabel P.
"English Miracle, Morality and Mystery Plays" (from the Federal Theater Project-WPA, 1936)
The Best of Art Young (1938)
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