New York City New Deal research donations

Frank da Cruz
Bronx NY
31 July 2020

Since 2013 I've been working on a project to uncover the deeply hidden history of FDR's New Deal in New York City 1933-43, a vast project involving travel, photography, cameras, commercial software (e.g. Photoshop), purchase of books, subscriptions to newpaper archives, and so on.

I'm also responsible for a number of other popular Internet resources — the Kermit Project (free software), a history of computing at Columbia University, a first-hand account of the 1968 Columbia student uprising, a look at US Army bases in postwar Germany, (and the army itself), some postwar Virginia history, international postal addressing, etc (see my home page for more). All this without ads, popups, click bait, paywalls, scams, malware, troll farms, or any of the other of the hallmarks of the modern Internet that make it increasingly annoying, useless, and dangerous. Plus the pages don't jump around while you're trying to read them; they sit still, and in most cases they adapt automatically to your screen size. PLUS you don't have log in or agree to any privacy or cookies policies before you can see them because these are all READ-ONLY websites and privacy is not an issue when you are not sending anything.

If you find any of this material useful, your contribution will help me to continue, which in the case of the New Deal, is especially important at time when our elected government is trying launch a New New Deal to rescue the USA from the growing threats of COVID, climate change, infrastructure decay, outsourcing, runaway costs of living and education and health care; growing poverty and homelessness, and on and on, and the opposition is blocking by it by claiming that large goverment programs can't work. That's a lie: they CAN work and they DID work in 1935-1943 and nobody remembers because the history has been suppressed. Let's get the word out!

Two ways to help

1. Amazon

The first way doesn't even cost you any money; simply use this URL whenever you go to (USA only):

Then if you buy anything during your Amazon session, I get a small referral commission, usually 4% or less; Amazon pays this, not you. This also happens automatically if you follow explicit links in my pages to Amazon, e.g. to order a book from a References list. I don't track these transactions, nor would I have a way to; none of your information comes to

Amazon in other countries:

Prior to April 2022, this only worked with orders placed from (USA); now also (Canada), (Germany), (United Kingdom), (France), (Italy), and (Spain).


2. Paypal

▲ Click to donate
The second way is to make a donation via PayPal. The screenshots below show the donation steps. PayPal says "Donate to" because that's my PayPal ID. I don't (and can't) track these either, but in the second or third step you can add a note if you wish, indicating which project you are donating towards, e.g. Kermit, New Deal, Postwar Germany, computer history, 1968, international postal addressing, etc.

PayPal screenshots (click each one to enlarge):

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2. Enter amount
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3. Confirm donation
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4. Acknow­ledgement


New York City New Deal / Most recent update:  Sun Apr 3 07:44:12 2022 New York time