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Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975

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Primary sources publisher Adam Matthew has announced the release of new material available as part of its Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975 collection.

This new content has a strong emphasis on popular entertainment, mass media and consumer culture and continues to explore the wide range of political, cultural and social themes introduced in the original release in 2011.

Original video footage of key events and topics of the period are further enhanced with clips featuring key personalities such as Elvis Presley, John. F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

In addition to the existing contributing archives, Adam Matthew has added the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; the Labour Party Archives, the University of Warwick as well as important records on the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland, from the UK's National Archives.

Other materials include:

  • Artist files, record company documents, chart lists, fan magazines, photographs and posters from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame;
  • Press kits for popular feature films (movies) and television from Bowling Green State University;
  • Full colour mail order catalogues;
  • Advertising proofs;
  • Photographic material sourced from the Mirrorpix archives;
  • Documents from the Labour Party archive charting social change;
  • Complete run of Gandalf’s Garden magazine; and
  • Interviews with key figures of the day such as Suzi Quatro, Barry Miles and the co-founder of AustralianOz magazine, Richard Neville.