History of the 60's classroom recourses
This is the CD-ROM produced by Allen Cohen, editor of the San Francisco
Oracle. It shows and tells the story of the Counterculture in the Haight-Ashbury
from about 1964-1967. The presentation is about two hours long, but it
can be edited down to what ever length you need and you can pick the subjects
covered. Requires a multimedia PC or Mac.
Haight-Ashbury in the Sixties - my review of
Haight-Ashbury of the Sixties - Rockument
The Hippie Temptation
- CBS News special with Harry Reasoner, aired August 22, 1967, 60 minutes,
Allen Cohen's CD-ROM is somewhat biased and the Digger site presents the
other point of view. In the Haight-Ashbury, there was a dispute of how
"open" the community should be. The Diggers wanted to keep a low profile
and not try to attract attention to their bohemian community, while the
Allen Cohen faction wanted to "turn on the world." The Digger papers and
the Communications company broadsides document this dispute.
This is a set of 3 cassettes (also comes on CDs) It contains radio and
television documentaries about the Beats, has readings set to music and
has songs of the era. Since the Beats were the precursors of the Hippies,
some background information in necessary for an understanding of what happened
in the sixties.
The Rhino Beat Generation tapes - my review
This 30 minute documentary compares what the Haight-Ashbury was like in
the 60's to what it's like today. You can buy a cassette of it from the
site. It is produced by Soundprint and is carried on NPR.
I wrote this for a library research class. Then, when I started the web
site, I converted it to an HTML file for this site. It has links when a
book is available on the web. It gets updated regularly.
Bibliography of books about the counterculture
and psychedelic drugs
This is a page of other research sites. It includes sites about the Vietnam
War, The Museum of the City of San Francisco and other 60's related research
What are your favorite resourses?
If you know of any good books, films, recordings or other classroom recourses
on the subject of the sixties that aren't on this list, please let me know
so I can add them.
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