The Sixties Project
The Sixties Project began as a collective of humanities scholars working together on the Internet to use electronic resources to provide routes of collaboration and make available primary and secondary sources for researchers, students, teachers, writers and librarians interested in the Sixties. In 1993, the Sixties Project received a Networked Associate Fellowship from the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH), University of Virginia at Charlottesville. IATH graciously hosts this web site and provides us with technical support.
We are developing a holistic approach to the study of the Sixties, using available technology, and exploiting innovative information technologies--particularly the interactive and multimedia opportunities provided by the Internet. This project has already begun to build a community of scholars who would otherwise have been isolated in a variety of geographically distant institutions. We believe that this cooperative use of technology can help us efficiently and broadly disseminate information about the Sixties. Such dissemination ensures the preservation of information which might otherwise be lost. We intend a resource concerning the Sixties that will encourage immediate end-user access to the broadest possible range of audience--scholars, librarians, teachers, researchers, and students. Moreover, this end-user access to such a complex of interests will be designed to accommodate all levels of inquiry.
It's our philosophy that revolutions are made by those who show up, so if you are interested in us and want to throw your energy into a project, we are interested in you. We're also interested in hearing from you if you have in your possession, or know about, materials which should be included either in the text or image digitizing projects. We intend to be exhaustive in our pursuit and conversion of texts and ephemera.
The coordinator of the Sixties Project is Kalí Tal, a Lecturer in Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies at the University of Arizona.
Updated Thursday, January 28, 1999