The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives, 1960 to 1974
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Electronic publisher Alexander Street Press [has] announced the
release of The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives,
1960 to 1974, the first online collection of primary sources to
document the key events, trends, and movementsas well as the look
and feel of everyday lifein 1960s America.
When complete, the collection will contain 150,000 pages of
cross-searchable content, including thousands of artifacts from
"hidden" archives and other materials not available anywhere else.
The collection includes a wide range of interviewswith the Beatles,
the Weathermen, commune members, and women beat writersas well as
memoirs and diaries from Vietnam War veterans, civil rights workers,
feminists, and regular people caught up in the times. Included are
autobiographies of Abbie Hoffman, Medgar Evers, Bill Graham, and
Roger Mudd; Civil Rights Commission hearing transcripts; and books
documenting the Sixties, such as Like a Rolling Stone, by Greil
Marcus; Forever Young: Photographs of Bob Dylan; and The Genius of
Huey B. Newton, originally published by the Black Panther Party.
Additional content is being added monthly, including political
buttons, photographs, news coverage of demonstrations and marches,
and rare underground radio broadcasts.
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