Popular Culture in Britain and America II
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Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest
NEW CONTENT FOR 2013
This new content to Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975 has a strong emphasis on popular entertainment, mass media and consumer culture and continues to explore the wide range of political, cultural and social themes introduced in Section I by complementing the collection with materials such as:
- Original video footage spanning 1950-1975 featuring key personalities from JFK, Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe to the Beatles and Rolling Stones.
- Artist files, record company documents, chart lists, fan magazines, photographs and posters from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- Important records on the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland from the National Archives.
- Press kits for popular feature films (movies) and television from Bowling Green State University.
- Full colour mail order catalogues.
- Advertising proofs.
- Further photographic material sourced from the Mirrorpix Archives.
- Documents from the Labour Party archive charting social change.
- Complete run of Gandalf’s Garden magazine.
- Music fanzines and music periodicals.
- Additional Underground and Alternative Press titles.
- Women’s and girl’s magazines.
- Material from Warwick University regarding the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and student unrest.
- Interviews with key figures of the day such as Suzi Quatro, Barry Miles and co-founder of Australian Oz magazine, Richard Neville.
New Source Libraries and Institutions:
The existing list of source libraries and institutions is further enriched with the following:
- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
- Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Archive at Warwick University
- Labour Party Archive
- Peter Whitehead Archive
- The Felix Dennis Archive