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1960s __ You will find an encyclopedic article along with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960s


1960's Fads __ From bell-bottom pants to granny glasses, you might find it here. - illustrated - From rhodesfamily1.com - http://www.rhodesfamily1.com/bobbynmaryschooldays/1960fads.html


1960s Fashion Icons Gallery __ "The 1960s was a time of so much change, and fashion was no different. Even with all of the changing and evolving styles, there were always infuentials icons to lead the way."  An annotated gallery of 11 1960s fashion icons. - illustrated - From about.com - http://vintageclothing.about.com/od/19601/ig/60s-Icons/ 


1960s history including Popular Culture, Events, Cost of Living ... __ "In 1960 a gallon of gas was 25 cents and by 1969 was 35 cents"  Nuff said. - From .thepeoplehistory.com - http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1960s.html


1960s Slang __ Glossary of American slang terms used in the 1060s - From cougartown.com - http://cougartown.com/slang.html


A 60s Conservatives Views: Turning The Page On The Kennedy Era ... __ "As a 1960's era Conservative, who has become even more so in my elder years, the hoopla surrounding Ted Kennedy's death this week simply has been too incredible to believe in both its scope, and also the coverage given by the mass media of his life and funeral."  An editorial position. - From nowpublic.com - http://www.nowpublic.com/world/60s-conservatives-views-turning-page-kennedy-era


The 1960's __ "Have your parents ever told you about the 1960's? If they have, was it boring, or about the least important thing? (Not that anything boring happened in the 60's.) Well, don't worry, they're not the only people who know about that time period. Even some of your fellow kids have some good info on the 60's."  A timeline and some articles. - From kyrene.k12.az.us - http://www.kyrene.k12.az.us/schools/brisas/sunda/decade/1960.htm




1960'S Culture - Pop Art, Summer of Love and More __ A popular site with some excellent resources. - From artsandmusicpa.com - http://www.artsandmusicpa.com/popculture/1960scult..htm  


1960s Timeline - History Timeline of the 1960s __ Annotated timeline of important dates and events. - From about.com - http://history1900s.about.com/od/timelines/tp/1960timeline.htm


American Cultural History - 1960-1969 __ "The sixties were the age of youth, as 70 million children from the post-war baby boom became teenagers and young adults. The movement away from the conservative fifties continued and eventually resulted in revolutionary ways of thinking and real change in the cultural fabric of American life."  A good overview with many resources. - illustrated - From kclibrary.lonestar.edu - http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade60.html


America's Best History U.S. Timeline, 1960-1969 __ Well annotated timeline for the 60s. - From americasbesthistory.com - http://americasbesthistory.com/abhtimeline1960.html  

The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962: A Political Perspective After 40 Years __ You will find the chronology, declassified history and learn when the most dangerous moment was. - From National Security Archive George Washington University - http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/cuba_mis_cri/ 


The Digger Archives Home Page __ Learn about an influential Sixties group which revolutionized life and culture in the S.F. Haight-Ashbury as well as other parts of the US. - illustrated - From diggers.org - http://www.diggers.org/




Free Speech Movement Digital Archive home __ "The Free Speech Movement (FSM) Digital Archives document the role of Mario Savio and other participants in the Free Speech Movement (University of California, Berkeley, September-December 1964), as well as its origins in political protest and civil rights movements and its legacy of political activism and educational reform that can be traced throughout the country and the world down to the present." - From University of California - http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/FSM/


"8 Groovy Fads of the 1960s" __ "The 1960s saw the birth of a lot of fads that are still popular today, like tie-dye or surfing. Get your groove on with these 8 fads from the 60s." - From howstuffworks.com - http://people.howstuffworks.com/8-groovy-fads-of-the-1960s.htm  

"I Have a Dream" Speech - August 28, 1963 __ Full text of Martin Luther King's most famous speech. - From teachersfirst.com - http://www.teachersfirst.com/ushistory/mlkdream.html


Modern Inventions of the 20th Century: The 1960's __ "You might be suprised by just how many things were invented when we were kids"  Short list of items invented in the 60s. - illustrated - From wwwk.co.uk - http://www.wwwk.co.uk/culture/inventions/60s/index.htm  


Rise and Fall of the Haight-Ashbury __ "As the sixties ended, Janis Joplin dropped out. In the nineties, Jerry Garcia knocked on heaven's door. Both were unwilling icons of the hippie era, cultural ambassadors of good will from San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury to places like the Tonight Show,..." Learn about these cultural icons, videos even. - illustrated - From rockument.com - http://www.rockument.com/haimg.html 


Sixties __ You will find history, images, sounds, and feel of the '60s including the Summer of Love, music, political figures and events, issues, happenings, and more. - illustrated - From sixties.net - http://www.sixties.net/ 


The Sixties __ "Loud music and Silent Spring. Civil rights and civil defense, fallout and sit-ins. ``Strangers in the Night'' and Dr. Strangelove. Free love and costly lessons. Camelot and Cambodia. ``Blue Christmas'' and Agent Orange. The Great Society and One Small Step. ``I Have a Dream'' but the dream becomes nightmare: John Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald, Martin Luther King and James Earl Ray, Robert Kennedy and Sirhan Sirhan." Pretty much says it all. - From Oak Ridge National Laboratories - http://www.ornl.gov/info/swords/sixties.html 



The Sixties Project __ Find primary documents, personal narratives, and book reviews. - From University of Virginia - http://lists.village.virginia.edu/sixties/


Web Generation 1960's Music, Fads, Entertainment, Personalities ...__ "The 1960's were the most turbulent period of social change in our nation's history. At times it felt like the fabric of America was being ripped in several directions."  A site jam-packed with info. - From wgeneration.com - http://www.wgeneration.com/1960.html


Vintage Fashion Newreels 1960s __ Video newsreels about 1960s fashion. - video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP_MmvNxUSI 

A Visual Journey: Photographs by Lisa Law __ A photographic exhibition which examines themes from the 1960s counterculture. It was created to help "better understand that era within its own cultural context." - illustrated - From National Museum of American History - http://americanhistory.si.edu/lisalaw/ 


WWW-VL: History: United States History: 1960-1969 __ You will find resources and articles galore. - From vlib.iue.it - http://vlib.iue.it/history/USA/ERAS/20TH/1960s.html


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