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Twentieth-century U.S. society and politics

The media and the anti-war movement

Vietnam, the media, and public support for the war History Vault
Duplicates RECAP Microfilm 05642
This collection "documents relations between the White House and the media during the Vietnam War era, revealing how the White House attempted to create and control a favorable perception of the war by the media and the public." The records are held by the Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Texas.

The Johnson Administration's Response to Anti-Vietnam War Activities History Vault

Associated Press: Saigon Bureau Records (1953, 1960-1972) History Vault

Reveal Digital Independent Voices
Collection of magazines, journals, and newspapers of the alternative press from the 1960s, including feminists, anti-war groups, African-Americans, Native-Americans and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

The Sixties

Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960-1974
Contains letters, diaries, oral histories, posters, pamphlets, and audio and video materials documenting the key events, trends, and movements in 1960s America.

Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest: Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975
Interdisciplinary digital resource featuring substantial archival collections of original printed and manuscript sources, visual material, ephemera, and video clips focused on music, politics, fashion, youth culture, consumerism, changing life styles, human rights, equality, and war and peace in the United States and Great Britain, 1950-1975.

The HistoryMakers

Oral history interviews with more than 1,600 historically significant African Americans in fields such as the arts, business, education, entertainment, the law, the military, politics, religion, and science.

U.S. government

Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1963-1969 : official history and documents History Vault
Duplicates RECAP Microfilm 09848
Documents the activities of the HEW during the Johnson administration. See 2267_HEWOfficialHistoryDocs.pdf

COINTELPRO: the Counterintelligence Program of the FBI
RECAP Microfilm 05649
30 reels
Printed guide: none
"The FBI Counterintelligence Program file contains details of the bureau’s attempts to “expose, disrupt, and neutralize” groups that J. Edgar Hoover perceived as threatening to national security. The material in this file, spanning COINTELPRO’s existence from 1956 to 1971, is especially valuable for the view it offers of the U.S. political climate in the 1960s."

FBI Files on the Weather Underground Organization History Vault

President's Commission on Campus Unreast, Part 1: Executive Files History Vault

Records of National Commission on Violence History Vault

Records of President Johnson's Commission on Law Enforcement, Part 1 History Vault

Records of the Department of Justice: The Cabinet Committee on Drug Law Enforcement, 1976-1977 History Vault

Records of the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse, 1970-1973 History Vault

Papers of Dean Markham and the President's Advisory Commission on Narcotics History Vault