1950’S LINKS








American History- 1950-1959   http://www.nhmccd.edu/contracts/lrc/kc/decade50.html

Facts about this decade


Rewind the Fifties  http://www.loti.com/

Links to many 50’s fads.


WWW-VL: History; USA 1950-1969   http://www.ukans.edu/history/VL/USA/ERAS/20TH/1950s.html

Links to approximately 200 web sites on 1950’s history.


The Literature & Culture of the American 1950’s  http://www.english.upenn.edu/~afilreis/50s/home.html






CNN Cold War  http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cold.war/  CNN Online presents the Cold War from its beginning during

the early 20th century through the 1980’s.  Interactive maps, archival footage, read recently declassified documents.


Cold War  http://www.pjhealy.com/coldwar/  Eassy by a past student from Purdue University about the Cold

War.  Includes Yalta & Hiroshima, Domestic and Foreign Policy, Arms Race and more.


Cold War Studies at Kansas State University:  Documents  http://www.ksu.edu/history/coldwar/colddocs.htm  Includes

Eisenhower, Truman addresses and Churchill’s Iron Curtin Speech and the Marshal Plan


Cold War: MAD   http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cold.war/episodes/12/


Julius and Ethel Rosenberg     http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/foiaindex_r.htm  This site presents the case of the Rosenberg’s who

were found to be Soviet spies in America.        


Nazi and East German Propaganda  http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/

View propaganda created by the Nazis before and during World War II and by the East Germans during the Cold War.




Blacklist   http://www.moderntimes.com/palace/blacklist.htm  Anti-Communism at its height led to the creation of the Blacklist

 which listed public personalities whose political loyalties were questionable.


The Fight for America:  Senator Joseph McCarthy   http://mccarthy.cjb.net/  Learn about McCarthy’s lie and McCarthyism



McCarthyism   http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAred.htm  Learn about how anti-communism grew in the early part

 of the 20th century up through McCarthyism of the 1950s.  Discover info. about communist spies, historic Court cases,

investigators, informers, blacklisted people, etc.


The Age of McCarthyism:  A brief history with Documents  http://www.english.upenn.edu/~afilreis/50s/schrecker-age.html 


About McCarthyism   http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/mccarthy/mccarthy.htm 


Senator Joseph McCarthy—A multimedia Celebration   http://www.webcorp.com/mccarthy/mccarthypage.htm  A multimedia

 exhibit on Senator McCarthy and McCarthisym


“The Crucible” and McCarthyism   http://projects:edtech.sandi.net/hoover/cruicible/


American Masters:  McCarthyism/PBS  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/database/mccarthyism.html  Paranoid hunt

] for infiltrators was notoriously difficult on writers and entertainers, many of  whom we labeled communist. 





Korean War Project  http://www.Koreanwar.org/   A non-profit corp devoted to study of the KoreanWar which includes

photographs, recollections.


Examining the Korean War  http://mcel.pacificu.edu/as/students/stanley/home.html

Resources for research


The Korean War  http://www.korean-war.com/  Includes War Time Line, Air War Chronology, Special Operations




THE 1960’S


Civil Rights          Cold War             Martin Luther King, Jr.

Apollo Space  Program           John F. Kennedy          Vietnam War

Cuban Missile Crisis



General Resources



Yahoo! Directory 20th century history – 1960’s   http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/History/By_Time_Period/20th_Century?1960s/



WWW-VL: HISTORY:USA 1960-1969   http://www.ukans.edu/history/VL/USA/ERAS/20TH/1960s.html  an excellent collection of links.


American Cultural History 1960-1969—Kingwood College Library  http://www.nhmccd.edu/contracts/lrc/kc/decade60.html


The Sixties Project  http://lists.village.virginia.edu/sixties/ a collection of documents from the 1960s with an emphasis on Vietnam


Google Web Directory 1960’s   http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/History/By_Time_Period/Twentieth_Century/1960s  Contains about 200 links.





American Civil Liberties Union  http://www.aclu.org/   The official Web page for the ACLU—the organization which is the nation’s leading advocate of individual rights.


American Civil Rights Institute  http://www.acri.org/    This is a national organization which was organized in order to educate the public about racial and gender preferences.


Beyond the Playing Field:  Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights Advocate  http://www.archives.gov/digital_classroom/lessons/jackie_robinson/jackie_robinson.html  The National Archives and Records Administration provides insight into Jackie Robinson off the field. 


“To Serve the People”  http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/calheritage/panthers/   The Black Panther Party’s Struggle for Social Change.  This site presents history and information about the Black Panther Party’s activities, their accomplishments and programs that they



Black Panther Party  http://www.bobyseale.com/phototour/  Historic photos and some info. about the Black Panthers.


Little Rock Central High 40th Anniversary   http://www.centralhigh57.org/  Information about the nine African-American

students who participated in the desegregation of their school back in the late 1950s.You can read the high school’s student

newspaper, or see historic video clips of that historic day.


National Civil Rights Museum:  Virtual Tour  http://www.mecca.org/~crights/cyber.html


Short History of American Civil Rights Laws  http://www.withylaw.com/history.htm


Speeches  http://www.nps.gov/malu/documents/speeches_toc.htm   Full text of speeches supporting civil rights, from 1849-to

the present.


Voices of the Civil Rights Era  http://www.webcorp.com/civilrights/index.htm Speeches by John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X and

Martin Luther King


We Shall Overcome: Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement  http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/civilrights/  This site is

sponsored by the National Park Service.






The Apollo Lunar  http://spacelink.nasa.gov/NASA.Projects/Human.Exploration.and.Development.of.Space/Human.Space.Flight/Apollo.Missions/Apollo.Lunar/.index.html   This site gives a history of the Apollo-Lunar missions.


The Apollo Program  http://www.nasm.si.edu/apollo/apollo.htm  From the National Air and Space Museum, this site explores

all twelve of the Apollo flights. 


Apollo Missions http://spacelink.nasa.gov/NASA.Projects/Human.Exploration.and.Development.of.Space/Human.Space.Flight/Apollo.Missions/.index.html   Photos and history of the Apollo Missions.


The Apollo Program  http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/apollo.html

Information about each Apollo Space Mission


Contact Light:  A Personal Retrospective of Project Apollo  http://www.retroweb.com/apollo.html


A Giant Leap for Mankind  http://www.life.com/Life/space/giantleap/    This site explores the Cold War space race. 


Space Race  http://www.nasm.si.edu   This site gives the history behind what we know as the

space race and the goals of both the U.S. and Russia.


Where No Man Has Gone Before:  A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions.  http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/SP-4214/contents.html  Site maintained by NASA.




John F. Kennedy Archive  http://www.marxists.org/history/usa/government/kennedy/index.htm


Biography of John Kennedy  http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/jk35.html


John F. Kennedy:  Biography  http://history1900s.about.com/cs/jfkbiography/   The History Net


John F. Kennedy 35th President (1961-1963)  http://www.americanpresident.org/kotrain/courses/JFK/JFK_In_Brief.htm


John F. Kennedy – Google Directory  Hundreds of links about John F. Kennedy.


Internet Public Lib—John F. Kennedy  http://www.potus.com/jfkennedy.html  Site is loaded with both information and web

links to primary source information and documents.


                    VIETNAM WAR


Battlefield: Vietnam  http://www.pbs.org/battlefieldvietnam/  Discover what air and land tactics the government used in the

battlefields in Vietnam. 


Cold War: Vietnam  http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cold.war/episodes/11/  From CNN online, this site explores the cold

war from the beginning of the 20th century to the present.  This site discusses the Vietnam War. 


The Fall of Saigon   http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/specials/saigon/  This site from the New York Times Online gives

the history behind the war, including interviews with journalists,  also has timelines and maps.


Fall of Saigon: 25 Years Later  http://www.ap.org/Appackages/vietnam.index.html  This site from The Associated Press gives

 both the American View and the Vietnamese View of the war.  Also has timlines, maps and photographs of the war. 


History of Vietnam  http://www.vwam.com/vets/hisintro.html Scroll down the page to checkout all the different options. 

Covers history of Vietnam, the war the different army, marine and air force operations, etc. 


The History Place:  The Vietnam War http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/vietnam/index.html


This Day in Vietnam War History  http://www.historychannel.com/tdih/vietnam.html 


Investigating the Vietnam War   http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/vietnam.html 


Vietnam:  Echoes of War  http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2000/vietnam


War Links/Vietnam    http://www.d230.org/vja/research/eng/war/links.htm


The Wars for Viet Nam: 1945-1975   http://vietnam.vassar.edu/index.html  Vietnam War:  an overview, the documents, other

 Vietnam links.


     Cuban Missile Crisis


Cold War: Cuba  http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cold.war/episodes/10/    From CNN online, this site explores the cold war

 from the beginning of the 20th century to the present.  This site is devoted to exploring Cuba and the 1960s. 


Avalon Project:  The Cuban Missile Crisis    http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/diplomacy/forrel/cuba/cubamenu.htm 

Extensive collection of U.S. Gov. documents from the missile crisis period. 


Cuban Missile Crisis  http://www.personal.psu.edu/staff/r/x/rxb297/CUBA/MAIN.HTML Overview of Cuban Missile Crisis. 


The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962    http://nsarchive.chadwyck.com/cmintro.htm


The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962: 40th anniversary   http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/cuba_mis_cri/

Press releases, selected documents, photographs, audio clips and other material from the historic conference from the National

 Security Archive.


Yahoo! Directory—Cold War>Cuban Missile Crisis   http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/History/By_Time_Period/20th_Century/Cold_War/Cuban_Missile_Crisis/   Many links

 to web pages.