In their “Newport’s New Deal: The Great Depression and the WPA in the City by the Sea,” William P. Leeman, Brittany Fox and Ellen E. Tuttle describe the Works Progress Administration’s role in organizing projects that provided much needed jobs for Newport men in the 1930s and the 1940s. The federally funded WPA labor of hundreds of Newport men enhanced recreational facilities and access to the natural environment for all Newporters and for the tourists who would subsequently flock to the city. The article is accompanied by photographs demonstrating the many accomplishments of WPA workers in Newport. William P. Leeman is an associate professor of history, director of the Pell Honors Program, and a faculty fellow of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University. Brittany Fox is a 2018 graduate of Salve Regina University who earned M.A. degrees in archives management and history from Simmons University in 2021; she is a library and information management specialist at Abt Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ellen E. Tuttle graduated from Salve Regina University in 2018 and is a doctoral student in veterinary medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College of the University of Prince Edward Island.
Leeman, William P.; Fox, Brittany; and Tuttle, Ellen E.
"Newport’s New Deal: The Great Depression and the WPA in the City by the Sea,"
Newport History: Vol. 95:
284, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol95/iss284/2