U.S. History: 1960s
[Dewey numbers: 973.922-3]

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General Resources

Cycles of U.S. History - Present Cycle (1943 - Present) - http://www.seanet.com/Users/pamur/now.html
"This is, of course, our very own cycle. Beginning with the birth of our version of the idealist generation, the Baby Boomers (approximately 1943), and continuing to this very day."
Television News Archive - http://tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/
The Television News Archive has systematically recorded, abstracted, and indexed national television newscasts since 1968. Although there is limited full-text here, it is excellent as a starting point, and as a timeline of modern history. Go to a particular date, and read the transcript of what was covered on the evening TV news that night.
1950s-1970s: Social Reform - http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/themed_collections/topics6.html
Calisphere is the University of California's online collection of primary source materials about California history. This particular page takes you to documents about the civil rights movement, the Free Speech movement, Watts, and the struggle for social justice.
The Psychedelic Sixties - http://www.lib.virginia.edu/exhibits/sixties/index.html
Emphasis is on the artistic and literary influences on the 1960s. This exhibition from the University of Virginia is well documented with images from that period, and traces the roots to the 19th century of Emerson, Thoreau and Whitman.
The Sixties - http://www.slip.net/~scmetro/sixties.htm
The 1960s were a revolutionary, turbulent time of great social and technological change!
Straight From The Sixties - http://student-www.uchicago.edu/users/alr2/overview.html
"What Conservatives Owe the Decade They Hate:" an article by one of the experts on the Sixties, Todd Gitlin.
60's Rock: An Overview - http://student-www.uchicago.edu/users/alr2/overview.html
The story of the rock music that accompanied the 1960s. Many links to the bands, musicians and songwriters of this influential period. Helps to understand the social and political upheaval of the times.
Chronology of San Francisco Rock 1965-1969 - http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist1/rock.html
San Francisco was a major center of rock music in the sixties. Many of the popular bands lived there (Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, etc.) Many other groups and performers came to perform at the top venues: Fillmore Auditorium, Winterland, and the Avalon Ballroom, plus a number of other clubs and halls.
This Day In Rock & Roll History - http://www.arrowfm.com/cgi/history.pl
People and events of rock & roll history are listed day by day. You can also request a particular date to see what happened.
The Rock Photos of Robert Altman - http://www.cea.edu/robert/Catalog.1.html
Many rock stars and groups, as well as historic events of the sixties, are shown in the photos of photographer Robert Altman.
Rock Photography of Niels van Iperen - http://niels.com/
Photos of rock stars, groups, and events, beginning in the sixties and continuing. Search, browse, or scan alphabetically by name.
Photos From The Sixties Decade - http://www.cea.edu/robert/Page7.MrSixties.html
Photographer's collection of photos from the 1960s available here.
History of CounterCulture - gopher://gopher.well.sf.ca.us:70/11/Community/60sTimeline
How the "generation gap" developed.
The Digger Archives - http://www.webcom.com/~enoble/diggers/diggers.html
An unusual group of the S.F. Haight-Ashbury.
Bands and Artists by Decade - http://www.einet.net/editors/douglas-bell/rock/decade.html
Brief lists of music recording groups, listed according to the decade in which they were popular.
The Nixon Links - http://www.tezcat.com/~nrn/nixon/nixon.shtml
President Richard Nixon's political career spanned more than three decades (50's - 70's). This page attempts to link to information about this remarkable man and his times. (Also includes links to realted people, i.e., V.P. Agnew.)
Minority Studies Page - http://humanitas.ucsb.edu/shuttle/minority.html
Huge collection of links to information about minority groups, with an emphasis on civil rights and history of their struggles.
The Whole World Was Watching: An Oral History of 1968 - http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/1968
A view of 1968, created thirty years later by students at South Kingston (RI) High School through interviews with Rhode Islanders. Find transcripts, audio, and edited stories about topics such as the Vietnam War, civil rights, and the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. Also find essays, a timeline of events, a glossary, and a bibliography. A joint product between the high school and Brown University. (LII)

Cold War Resources

Library of Congress Soviet Archives Exhibit - http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/SDG/Experimental/soviet.exhibit/entrance.html
Two exhibits: "Internal Workings of the Soviet System", covers internal politics and aspects of Soviet reality that were hidden or falsified in official propaganda. "The Soviet Union and the United States", shows how Soviet-American relations were conducted between governments, between the publics of the two countries, and between the Communist parties of the USSR and the USA.
CAIN: Conflict Archive on the Internet - http://www.ulst.ac.uk/cain/index.htm
A clearinghouse for information on international conflicts.
Cold War Hot Links - http://www.stmartin.edu/~dprice/cold.war.html
Many Web reources relating to the Cold War
Cold War: Postwar Estrangement - http://sunsite.unc.edu/expo/soviet.exhibit/coldwar.html
The postwar split examined.
Cuba History Archives - http://neal.ctstateu.edu/history/world_history/archives/cuba.html
Lots of information about Cuba, from the Communist Revolution onward, both the U.S. and Cuban viewpoints.
Intelligence and CounterIntelligence - http://www.kimsoft.com:80/kim-spy.htm
How spying played a big part in the Cold War.

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