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Introduction

This page includes links to web sites that can serve as reference to events in the 1960s. The web sites range in topics covering the whole span of the decade, from the politics, to the social history, the Civil Rights Movement and the War in Vietnam.

Please Note: the audio files of some the '60s most defining speeches are originally located at the The Authentic History Center. For this pupose they were subdivided thematically and are linked to the files on Authentic History Center site.

As well all audio files need to have Windows Media Player installed.

Web Sites on the 1960s

President John F. Kennedy

  • John F. Kennedy Library - This is Kennedy's presidential library site. The Library is apart of the the National Archives and Records Administration. The site includes some primary source materials as well as audio, but also has information on the library's archival holdings relating to the Kennedy Administration.


  • The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection (National Archives) - This web site has primary source material on the events surrounding President Kennedy's assasination.


  • Cuban Missile Crisis - from George Washington University. Prepared for the 40th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Includes a chronology, primary documents and historians' analysis of the Crisis.


President Lyndon B. Johnson

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum - This site Johnson's presidential library site. The Library is apary of the the National Archives and Records Administration. The site includes some primary source materials, but also has information on the library's archival holdings, photos and other resources relating to the Johnson Presidency.


  • LBJ in the Oval Office (sound files from History Out Loud) - This site has links to audio files from Johnson's important speeches and some recorded conversations in the Oval Office.


President Richard M. Nixon

  • The Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace - This site is Nixon's presidential library website. Although not a part of NARA, due to his resignation, the library and its site is the has a lot of information and links about Nixon and his political career.


The Civil Rights Movement



The Vietnam War



The New Left and Youth Culture



Primary Sources on the Internet

President John F. Kennedy



President Lyndon B. Johnson



President Richard M. Nixon

  • Gubnatorial Concession Speech - Richard M. Nixon, Concession Speech (Governor of California election) Nixon announces an end or long sabbatical to his political career, Los Angeles, California, November 7, 1962. (audio file)


  • Inaugural Address 1969 - An excerpt from Richard M. Nixon's Inaugural Address, Washington D.C., January 20, 1969 (2:15) (audio file)


The Civil Rights Movement



The New Left and Youth Culture

  • The Port Huron Statement - Students for a Democratic Society- 1962.


  • Mayor Richard Daley - Press Conference in response to the Riots at The Democratic Convention, Chicago, Illinois, August 28, 1968 (:16) (audio file)


  • Jerry Rubin - Address to the Yippie Convention, Chicago, Illinois, August 28, 1968 (4:47) (audio file)