Bertrand’s New and “Groovy” Database

Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest: Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975 contains color digital images of archival material sourced from key libraries and organizations in Britain and America.

The collection includes:

  • A wide range of Printed and Manuscript material – pamphlets, letters, government files, and eye witness accounts covering key events of the period
  • The renowned Social Protest Collection from University of California, Berkeley
  • A wide range of Underground magazines including OZ and IT; as well as an impressive collection of American fanzines and alternative press titles from Bowling Green State University
  • Striking visual material – thousands of indexed photographs depicting the people and events of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s
  • Ephemera and Memorabilia – posters, pins and artifacts
  • Video – a collection of carefully selected video footage that brings the sights and sounds of the period to life!

The resource will enable students and scholars to examine key issues and events of the period, and can be accessed here:


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