New database: Popular Culture in Britain and America

May 5, 2017
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The changes popular music went through between 1950 and 1975 in Great Britain and the United States of America were significant and plentiful. Mills Music Library is pleased to announce that the UW-Madison Libraries have subscribed to Popular Culture in Britain and America, a database offering original primary sources on music, politics, fashion, and youth culture from 1950 to 1975. Photos, video, music, fanzines, magazines, press kits, ads and other archival material from the time document the dramatic changes in society. The archival material is sourced from key libraries and organizations in Britain and America, including:

  • The Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University
  • The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
  • The National Archives, Kew
  • The University of Sussex Library, Special Collections
  • MusicDayz Archive
  • The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Library + Archives
  • The University of Warwick, Modern Records Centre

Interested in researching the onset of Rock & Roll? Get to it! Let us know what you think.