The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960-1974 is a new and exciting in-depth digital archive on a significant period of recent history whose legacy continues to affect us today. The extensive database currently has over 55,000 pages from 1,166 sources online. When anticipated audio and video files are added later, its value and use will only be enhanced.
According to its publisher, Alexander Street Press, the Sixties "brings the 1960s alive through diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary." The content covers a broad range of themes, including Arts, Music, and Leisure; Civil Rights; Counter-Culture; Law and Government; Left and Radical Left Movements; Mass and Underground Media; Right and Radical Right Movements; Sciences and Technology; Sexual Revolution; Student Activism; Vietnam War; and Women's Movement.
Read the memoir of a self-described Mestizo soldier who served in Vietnam, or sixties radical and later state legislator Tom Hayden's Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) manifesto, The Port Huron Statement. And discover how Orange County was viewed in the 1960s. Among the latest additions are underground GI newspapers from around the country, including The Ally from Berkeley and As You Were, published underground at the Ford Ord military complex in Monterey, California. Underground newspapers are also preserved, including selective issues of the Berkeley Barb.
In the early years of UCI, pioneering students had the foresight to bury a time capsule on the campus grounds. The Sixties database ensures that core materials from that early period will now be much more accessible, without the need to dig up any time capsules.
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