Thanks to a request from a HCA student I’m happy to let you know the Library currently has trial access to The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960 – 1974 from Alexander Street Press. The Sixties documents the key events, trends, and movements in 1960s America through digitised archive and primary source material.
You can access The Sixties from the E-resources trials page.
Access is available on and off-campus.
Trial access ends 30th June 2019.
Through letters, diaries, memoirs, and oral histories; accounts from official, radical, and alternative organisations; posters, broadsides, pamphlets, advertisements, and rare materials —125,000 pages of text and 50 hours of video—the collection tells the story of the 60s. Freedom rides, sit-ins, the draft, the Equal Rights Amendment, Earth Day, the Free Speech Movement, the Stonewall riots, Woodstock, the Summer of Love, the Space Race. . . the events of the 60s tested and defined the core values of America. But despite our familiarity with names, dates, and basic facts, there has been no single, comprehensive resource for study in this area. With The Sixties, you now have personal accounts by the people who experienced events first hand.
For more information on specific collections and material within The Sixties download the brochure (pdf).
Note that the Library already has access to the videos included in this collection via our subscription to Academic Video Online.
Access is only available to current students and staff at University of Edinburgh.
Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for History, Classics and Archaeology