FPC Publications and Authors


Frances Perkins Center Publications 

Frances Perkins Center book Promise to All Generations


A Promise to All Generations, FPC 2011, republished 2018

FPC Book Women and the Spirit of the New Deal


Women and the Spirit of the New Deal, FPC, Living New Deal, and National New Deal Preservation Alliance publication, 2019


Frances Perkins Center Authors
Publications authored by Perkins Center board members, former summer interns, and fellows



“Boomers and Millennials Unite” by Ann Beaudry, 2019



“No Refuge” by Rebecca Brenner Graham, former FPC intern, 2019

“Tread the City’s Streets Again: Frances Perkins Shares Her Theology,” by Donn Mitchell, 2018

Hudson Valley mural
“Can We Thank Frances Perkins for the New Deal Arts Programs?by Sarah Peskin, 2016

Mural: Valley Farms, Ross Dickinson, Public Works of Art Project, 1934. Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Memories of Maine Article COVER



“The Frances Perkins Center in Newcastle/Damariscotta, Maine” by Christopher N. Breiseth, May 2014


Living Church Article COVER



“Frances Perkins: The Saint Behind the New Deal” by Charles Hoffacker, pp 32-35, May 2014


Frances Perkins - Private Faith, Public Policy by Michelle Kew COVER



“Frances Perkins – Private Faith, Public Policy” by Michelle Kew, 2013




From the Triangle Fire to the New Deal” a speech given by Christopher Breiseth, 2011


CleemannThesis-The Kiln in the Garden-12-17-12 COVER


 The Kiln in the Garden: Damariscotta River Brick Making and the Traces of Maine’s Agro-Industrial Past by Jørgen G. Cleemann, FPC Research Fellow, 2011 Historic Preservation Thesis, Columbia University, 2012.


Kirstin Downey Book


The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience by Kirstin Downey, 2009.




The Frances Perkins I Knew by Christopher Breiseth COVER



“The Frances Perkins I Knew” by Christopher N. Breiseth, 1966

























Shining a light on Frances Perkins' legacyFinally getting her due