click here for databases accessible through the campus library
click here for links to alternate media

Students of the "Long Sixties" (1945-1979) can find immense amounts of open-access digital material--much more than is linked to this page.
To search for additional material, start with an advanced search on Google ( in which ".com" and ".net" are unwanted words and you request one or more of these words: ".edu," ".gov" and ".org."

The links below are grouped into several categories:
- gateways, archives, and libraries
- topics in the global sixties
- topics in the U.S. sixties

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African Activist Archive

African Journal Archive

AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History

American Archive of Public Broadcasting

American Memory: Digital History, Library of Congress

American Social History Project

BBC History Pages

Center for Liberation Theologies, Belgium

Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories (Search under the term "digital.")

Civil Rights Digital Library

Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse

CLAGS: Center for LGBTQ Studies, City University of New York

Digital Public Library of America

Discovering American Women's History Online

The Freedom Archives

History Matters

History News Network

H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences on Line

International Coalition on Newspapers (ICON)

Internet Archive

Internet Modern History Sourcebook

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Internet Women's History Sourcebook

Lesbian Herstory Archives

Liberation News Service

Marxist Internet Archive

National Archives: African American Heritage

National Security Archive - 30+ Years of Freedom of Information in Action

Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

New York Public Library Digital Collections

New York Public Library Research Libraries

Online Archive of California (guide to library holdings across the state; includes some digital material that can be viewed online)

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The Sixties Project

Social History Portal

Spartacus Educational

Tamiment Library & Wagner Labor Archives (New York University)

Wilson Center Digital Archive

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

Zinn Education Project

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African National Congress - documents

Afro-Asian People's Solidarity Organization

Amilcar Cabral, Selected Speeches


Bangladesh Genocide Archive

CAIN Web Service - Conflict and Politics in Northern Ireland

Che Guevara Internet Archive

Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera

Digital Library of the Caribbean

Fidel Castro Speech Database

Front de Libération du Québec, 1963-1971

Ho Chi Minh Reference Archive

The Hungarian Revolution of 1956

Latin American Posters Collection

May Events Archive (France 1968)

Morning Sun: Website about the Cultural Revolution in the People's Republic of China

The Non Aligned Movement

Paris, May-June 1968

Patrice Lumumba, biography and archive of political statements

Posters of the Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America (Organización de Solidaridad con los Pueblos de Asia, África y América Latina, OSPAAAL)

The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community by Mariarosa Dalla Costa and Selma James (1971)

The Prague Spring Archive

Red Guards Archives, China Digital Times

Red Army Faction, Germany

Tlatelolco Massacre: Declassified U.S. Documents on Mexico and the Events of 1968

Vatican II: Voice of the Church

The Wars for Vietnam: 1945 to 1975  

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American Indian Movement

Assata Shakur Speaks

Baraka in the Archives

Black Panther Party

Black American Feminisms: A Multidisciplinary Bibliography

Brother Malcolm

Chicano Movement: Online Collections

Digital Archive: Brown v. Board of Education

Digital History: Civil Rights Voices

FBI Vault (internal documents made available through the Freedom of Information Act)

Free Speech Movement Archives

Gay Liberation Front: Then and Now

Hard Hat Riots, May 1970

History of Rock 'n' Roll, 1954-1963

James Baldwin Project

Latino/a Education Network Service (Young Lords Partty)

League of Revolutionary Black Workers

The Malcolm X Project at Columbia University

Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project

The Shirley Chisholm Project

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Digital Gateway

SNCC 1960-1966

SNCC Legacy Project

Stonewall and Beyond: Lesbian and Gay Culture        

The Student Voice (SNCC's newspaper)

Television News of the Civil Rights Era

The Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech

Vietnam Veterans Against the War

The Watergate Files

The Whole World Was Watching: An Oral History of 1968

Women's Liberation Movement Print Culture, Duke University Library

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Databases at the campus library

Click here for a link to the library's database webpage.

See especially the following:
- Academic Seacrh Premier (select all databases for starters)
- AllAfrica
- Archive Grid (to find local archives)
- Arts & Humanities Database
- ARTstor
- Black Newspapers
- Digital Commons (search across all repositories)
- Ebrary
- Ethnic News Watch
- Google Scholar
- HeinOnLine (statutes, legal cases, law journals, etc.)
- Historical Abstracts
- Humanities Full-Text
- Index Islamicus
- Lexis-Nexis
- Middle East Online: Arab-Israeli Relations 1917-1970
National Newspapers
- New York Times, ProQuest Historical Newspapers
- OmniFile Full Text
- PAIS Index
- Project Muse
- ProQuest Research Library
- Proquest All Databases
- Religion and the Law
- Women and Social Movements in the United States
- World Constitutions Illustrated
- World Databank
- Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

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Alternative Radio - links to lots of progressive radio stations and on-line programming

AlterNet - archive of news for progressive thinkers

Bitch Media - edgy feminist project

The Black Commentator - progressive news and views, from Glen Ford and Peter Gamble

Bust Magazine - feminist takes on politics and pop culture

Colorlines - online magazine published by Race Forward: Center for Racial Justice Innovation

Common Dreams - links to a host of articles, essays, news services, radio and TV programs, independent weeklies, government documents, etc.

The Daily Activist - useful news for people who care about social justice, civil liberties, and human rights (But it's a commercial site, so you'll have to cope with some annoying ads.)

The Daily Beast - independent, irreverent, intelligent reporting on politics and culture

Daily News from the Feminist Majority Foundation - news and commentary on events around the world

Democracy NOW! - progressive news program from Pacifica Radio; a new broadcast every weekday

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) - hard-hitting critiques of corporate news media; site includes RealAudio for the FAIR's weekly radio show, Counterspin

Flashpoints News Radio - daily investigative radio magazine, from Pacifica's KPFA in Berkeley

Free Speech TV - radical political analysis

Independent Media Center - news stories from independent media organizations, plus free-access discussion boards

Informed Comment - thoughts on the Middle East, history, and religion, from Juan Cole, professor of history at the University of Michigan

Jezebel - feminist takes on politics and pop culture

LaborNet - global communication for a democratic, independent labor movement

Labour Start - international labor news

Left Turn: Notes fom the Global Intifada - radical news and views

Making Contact/National Radio Project - news and much, much more, including first-rate investigative journalism

The Middle East Research and Information Project - news and background on developments in Afghanistan and South Asia as well as the Middle East

MR online - news and views from the Monthly Review Foundation

The Nation - website of the progressive weekly; many online articles that don't appear in print

Pacifica Radio Archives - links to the site and archives of Pacifica stations in san Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, New York and Washington, D.C.

Podcast Republic - gateway to hundreds of podcasts that address a waide range of topics from many different points of view

Salon - pioneer in digital journalism, generally from a progressive point of view

truthout - news and editorials from progressive and mainsteam sources

Ultraviolet - online actiuvist network that campiagns for gender equality "at a higher frequency"

United Nations Women Watch - global news on women and gender issues

Your Call Radio - progressive public affairs show from California, five days a week

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