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Ed Sullivan rehearses with the Beatles before their appearance in the United States.
Kelly Wallace, July 16, 2014

Fifty years ago, the United States was still recovering from the assassination of John F. Kennedy. President Lyndon Johnson began to build his vision of a “Great Society.” Young men burned their draft cards as the Vietnam War escalated.


Kelly Wallace, July 01, 2014

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see."


Alma B., March 06, 2014

I can’t quite put my finger on it.  Maybe it’s because of my love for all things 1960’s or because I treasured my family’s Friday nights at Lamppost Pizza as a kid.  It might be the simultaneous bombardment of lights and sounds, compounded with the tactile quality of the flippers and th


Replica of Boat
Deborah Savage, January 21, 2014

The archeaologist Howard Carter toiled in Egypt for three decades with little success. Under the sponsorship of Lord Carnarvon, he spent seven years searching the Valley of the Kings for the tomb of the young pharaoh Tutankhamen. Yet by November of 1922, Carter's luck was running out.


Dignitaries unveiled the John F. Kennedy plaque on the floor of the L.A. Coliseum
Cindy McNaughton, November 19, 2013

I know exactly where I was the afternoon of Friday, November 22, 1963.  I imagine most Americans 55 or older today remember where they were that day.  At 12.30 p.m. Central Standard Time, John F.


Ernest Hemingway Poses with Water Buffalo
Deborah Savage, June 26, 2013

Literary giants like Ernest Hemingway and Charles Dickens usually reside
upstairs in the Literature and Fiction Department. However, many notable
novelists have written travelogues documenting a particular country at a


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