Online Resources

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Online Resources

Introduction

This page includes links to web sites that can serve as reference to events in the 1960s. The web sites range in topics covering the whole span of the decade, from the politics, to the social history, the Civil Rights Movement and the War in Vietnam.

Please Note: the audio files of some the ’60s most defining speeches are originally located at the The Authentic History Center. For this pupose they were subdivided thematically and are linked to the files on Authentic History Center site.

As well all audio files need to have Windows Media Player installed.

Web Sites on the 1960s

President John F. Kennedy

  • John F. Kennedy Library – This is Kennedy’s presidential library site. The Library is apart of the the National Archives and Records Administration. The site includes some primary source materials as well as audio, but also has information on the library’s archival holdings relating to the Kennedy Administration.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis – from George Washington University. Prepared for the 40th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Includes a chronology, primary documents and historians’ analysis of the Crisis.

President Lyndon B. Johnson

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum – This site Johnson’s presidential library site. The Library is apary of the the National Archives and Records Administration. The site includes some primary source materials, but also has information on the library’s archival holdings, photos and other resources relating to the Johnson Presidency.

President Richard M. Nixon

  • The Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace – This site is Nixon’s presidential library website. Although not a part of NARA, due to his resignation, the library and its site is the has a lot of information and links about Nixon and his political career.

The Civil Rights Movement

  • National Civil Rights Museum (Memphis, TN) – This is the web site of the Civil Rights Museum which has online documents, encyclopedia articles, Martin Luther King Jr.’s selected speeches, and chronologies.

The Vietnam War

  • Vietnam: Yesterday and Today – This web site exmines the Vietnam War from all perspectives, not only the American perspective and includes infomation on its aftermath.
  • Recalling the Vietnam War – This web site has the opinions and views of various academics, journalists and government officials on the Vietnam War.

The New Left and Youth Culture

Primary Sources on the Internet

President John F. Kennedy

  • John F. Kennedy – The Cuban Missile Crisis, White House, Washington D.C., October 22, 1962 (7:33) (audio file)

President Lyndon B. Johnson

  • President Lyndon B. Johnson – In an address to the nation on television, suprisingly announces in the final moments he will not seek re-election.  White House,Washington, D.C., March 31, 1968 (:35) (audio file)

President Richard M. Nixon

  • Gubnatorial Concession Speech – Richard M. Nixon, Concession Speech (Governor of California election) Nixon announces an end or long sabbatical to his political career, Los Angeles, California, November 7, 1962. (audio file)
  • Inaugural Address 1969 – An excerpt from Richard M. Nixon’s Inaugural Address, Washington D.C., January 20, 1969 (2:15) (audio file)

The Civil Rights Movement

The New Left and Youth Culture

  • Mayor Richard Daley – Press Conference in response to the Riots at The Democratic Convention, Chicago, Illinois, August 28, 1968 (:16) (audio file)
  • Jerry Rubin – Address to the Yippie Convention, Chicago, Illinois, August 28, 1968 (4:47) (audio file)

 Content c2004
The Sixties: A Journey Through Politics and Culture.
Web design and content by Bonnie K. Goodman, BA, MLIS

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