15 March 2009

Bring Back the Sixties! [Tidbits]

Alexander Street Press recently launched a new online database and archival repository, "The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives", and is offering a free trial through the end of March. From the website:

The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960–1974 brings the 1960s alive through diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary. With 150,000 pages of material at completion, this searchable collection is the definitive electronic resource for students and scholars researching this important period in American history, culture, and politics. The database currently has over 34,000 pages.

I didn't live through the sixties, (dating myself here), but of course it was an important decade and I've grown up in the wake of the cultural quakes that took place then. And who doesn't love primary documents???

To login, perform a search and, when prompted for login information:

userid: bringback
password: thesixties

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