Center for the Study of the 1960s

With thanks to the generosity of alumni Stephen R. McKiernan as well as Kent and Barbara Turner, Binghamton University Libraries will be launching the Center for the Study of the 1960s in fall 2017.  The Center for the Study of the 1960s will be the nation’s first virtual center promoting excellence in research, scholarship, teaching and programs in the social, cultural and political history of the United States during the 1960s.

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The Center for the Study of the 1960s is the nation’s first virtual center promoting excellence in research, scholarship, teaching and programs in the social, cultural and political history of the United States during the 1960s.
The focus of the Center is research and scholarship, which it collects, organizes, disseminates, and generates in collaboration with faculty and students at the University and beyond. An intellectual forum for academic discourse, the Center offers innovative programming (e.g., conferences, colloquia, exhibits, and workshops) and publications in both virtual and traditional formats.
An innovation hub, the Center is breaking new ground in its approach to applying technology to research, scholarship and pedagogy. The Center is a public resource with its website presenting the best scholarship on one of our nation’s most significant eras.
The Libraries have already begun to draw together items from our collections to comprise part of the Center.   Browse the Libraries' 1960s collection in the Library Catalog.
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Summer of Love Exhibit 

Summer of Love

In advance of the Center, the Libraries will be hosting an exhibit commemorating the 50th  anniversary of the Summer of Love.

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As the Beatles noted in 1967, “it was twenty years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play …” Well, 1967 was the Summer of Love, and that was fifty years ago today. A long time ago, yes, but an important time for us to remember today, for what was happening put a lot in motion that still affects our world today. We’ve decided to put together an educational (and fun) exhibit to help teach our students and younger faculty, and perhaps remind some other members of the University community about some of the social, cultural and political movements that started or were advanced during the year of 1967, and also to go back in time and present an archival perspective of what was happening at the University back in those days. Please join us for the exhibit opening on May 11, 2017 from 4 – 5 pm. If you are unable to attend the opening, be sure to visit the second floor of Bartle Library some time this summer, the exhibit runs through October 8, 2017.
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Last Updated: 4/19/17