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American History:
1960s:

Archives, Libraries, and Museums


Below are archives and libraries with 1960s collections. For additional resources, see American History: Archives, Libraries, and Museums.
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American History:
1960s:

Associations, Organizations, and Institutes


See American History: Associations, Organizations, and Institutes.
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American History:
1960s:

Audio and Video Resources


For additional resources, see American History: Audio Resources.
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American History:
1960s:

Background


Sometimes you may need some information to get more familiar with your topic. Below are some materials that can provide background on the 1960s. The resources listed at American History: Background may be helpful, also. If you need help finding background information, please ask at the Hunt Library reference desk.
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American History:
1960s:

Biographical Resources


See also American History: Biographical Resources
  • RFK (American Experience, PBS)

  • Vietnam Online: Who's Who (PBS)
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American History:
1960s:

Books


Below are resources specifically for the 1960s. See American History: Books for essential resources on any aspect of American History. To search for books on the 1950s in library catalogs, it might be best to use these subject headings:
  • United States--History--1961-1969
  • Counterculture--United States--History--20th Century
  • Civil Rights Movements--United States--History--20th Century
  • Hippies--United States
Reference librarians can help you find appropriate terms for your topic.

If we don't have the books you need you can use EZ Borrow (books get here in about 3-5 days) or interlibrary loan using Illiad (books get here in about 7-10 days).

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American History:
1960s:

Discussion Lists

  • H-1960s
    A forum for the discussion of the history, politics, culture, and legacy of the 1960s.
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American History:
1960s:

Internet Guides


See also American History: Internet Guides
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American History:
1960s:

Journal and Magazine Articles


Below are resources specifically for the 1960s. See American History: Journal and Magazine Articles for essential resources on any aspect of American History.
  • Ethnic Newswatch (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1959-1989
    Search and display the full text of ethnic, minority, and native press from 1959-1989.

  • The Nation Archive (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1865-present.
    Search and display the full text of America’s oldest weekly magazine and one if its premier journals of opinion. The Nation has long been regarded as one of the country’s definitive journalistic voices of writing on politics, culture, books, and the arts, and continues to stand as the independent voice in American journalism.

  • The National Review Archive (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1955-present.
    Search and display the full text of leading journal of opinion since its inception in 1955 by William F. Buckley Jr. The National Review consistently provides insightful and unique coverage of political, economic, social, and cultural issues and trends. With its hallmarks of style, wit, and intelligence, National Review does much more than merely render facts and commentary; it clarifies the real causes, principles, and philosophies underlying today's and tomorrow's most important issues.

  • The New Republic Archive (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1914-present
    Search and display the full text of a magazine that has provided in-depth examination of American politics, foreign policy and culture with an uncanny ability in covering issues before reaching the mainstream. The New Republic Archive continues to be the leading journal of opinion and covers topics from a variety of viewpoints.

  • Readers' Guide Retrospective (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1890-1982

If full text links for journal articles are not provided, click on to see retrieval options. This is only for journal article citations, and may not be available in all databases. Otherwise, use Cameo and the Find e-journal list to see if materials available to you. If they aren't, you can use Illiad, the interlibrary loan service, to obtain the material.

If you need help finding journal articles on your topic, ask the reference staff at the Hunt Library reference desk.

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American History:
1960s:

Journals

Below are some major journals for research in the 1960s. To find journal articles on particular topics use the resources at American History: 1960s: Journal and Magazine Articles or American History: Journal and Magazine Articles. If you need help locating particular journals, please ask at the Hunt reference desk. The journals listed at American History: Journals, may be of interest, too.
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American History:
1960s:

Maps


See also American History: Maps
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American History:
1960s:

Newspapers


Below are newspapers dealing spefically with the 1960s. For essential newspapers resources that cover all periods of American History, including the 1960s, see American History: Newspapers.
  • Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (Library of Congress)
    Full text, exact dates vary by newspaper. Ongoing project to provide information about historic newspapers and to selectively digitize newspaper pages. Read About Chronicling America. Digitized newspapers can be searched or browsed. See All Available Newspapers. The site also has a Search Newpaper Directory feature, so you can see which newspapers were published in a particular place and time. You can use ILLiad to try and get newspapers not locally available.

  • Ethnic Newswatch: History (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    Full text: 1959-1989
    Search and display the full text of ethnic, minority, and native press from 1959-1989.

  • Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    1849-current minus 24 years.
    Search, browse, and display the full text of one of America’s leading newspapers. The Tribune has a reputation for investigative and public service journalism earning 24 Pulitzer Prizes since 1932. Additional content is added on a yearly basis.

  • Historical Newspapers: New York Times (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    Full text: 1851-(current-3 years)

  • Historical Newspapers: Pittsburgh Courier (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    Full text: 1911-2002

  • Historical Newspapers: Wall Street Journal (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    Full text: 1890-1992
    .

  • Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project
    Full text: 1895-present

  • Times Digital Archive (Carnegie Mellon users only)
    Full text: 1785-1985
    Search and display the full text of the Times (London)

  • Underground Newspaper Collection.
    ca. 1960s-1970s.
    Hillman Library Microforms (Ground Floor) (Non-circulating), University of Pittsburgh
    Search Pittcat with the title underground newspaper collection to see titles in the collection. Accompanied by booklet published under title: Underground Newspaper Microfilm Collection. Table of Contents, <1963-1981>-1963-1984; under title: Underground press collection. Listing of contents, 1963-1985.

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American History:
1960s:

Pictorial Resources


See also American History: Pictorial Resources.
  • Changing Times: Los Angeles in Photographs: 1920-1990s (UCLA Library)

  • FSM Photo Gallery (Free Speech Movement Archives)

  • Time-Life Books. This Fabulous Century. 7 vols. Alexandria, Va.: Time-Life Books, 1985. HUNT REF-1 E161 .T55 1985
    Vol. 7. 1960-1970

  • U.S. News and World Report Magazine Photograph Collection (Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress)
    Almost 1.2 million original 35mm and 2 1/4 inch negatives (primarily black & white) and 45,000 contact sheets donated by the U.S. News & World Report, Inc. The collection is primarily photographs taken by staff of the U.S. News & World Report Magazine between 1952 and 1986; images purchased by the magazine for one-time use were not donated to the Library. The collection depicts local, national, and international news topics, with particular emphasis on Washington, D.C., and the United States.

  • A Visual Journey: Photographs by Lisa Law, 1965-1971

  • Woodstock Photos (Woodstock '69)

  • YouTube
    You Tube contains too many videos relating to the 1960s to list here. Some search words to use: jfk, lbj, woodstock, moon landing or search a particular year like 1969.
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American History:
1960s:

Primary Sources

See also American History: Primary Sources.

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American History:
1960s:

Statistical Resources


See also American History: Statistical Resources.
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January 2011 -- http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/sc24/History/1960s.html
Sue Collins, Senior Librarian, sc24@andrew.cmu.edu