Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975

Music, Politics, Fashion, Youth Culture – the period from 1950 to 1975 witnessed dramatic changes in society.  There was the onset of Rock & Roll; the introduction of computers and credit cards; the boom of radio and television; and campaigns for black power, civil rights and women’s liberation. All around the world there were challenges to authority.

By focussing on substantial collections of original archival material – manuscript, typescript and ephemera – from key libraries in Britain and America – we provide the primary sources that will enable students and scholars to examine these issues in detail and at first hand.

Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest