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Primary sources documenting popular culture in the US and Britain, 1950-1975, including manuscripts, video, photos, underground magazines and more.
Under Visual Resources, see Mirrorpix Photographic Archive for photos from Daily Mirror newspaper. Try searching video titles on YouTube to avoid Flash requirement.
Personal diaries, surveys, questionnaires, photos and printed research done about everyday lives of ordinary British people. Try browsing the Popular Searches list for topics of interest.
Social research organization Mass Observation was founded in 1937 by anthropologist Tom Harrisson, film-maker Humphrey Jennings and poet Charles Madge, who recruited a team of observers and a panel of volunteer writers to document their experiences as evidence for a study of the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain.
Summary of details about British periodicals with archive of cover images - use this to identify possible sources, then check Internet Archive, UNLV Libraries holdings, or other web sites to track down copies.
Stock photo collections
These collections allow you to preview images (sometimes with a watermark) that are available for purchase from the rightsholder. They can be viewed but not downloaded or reused without payment.
YouTube is a gold mine for searching film footage. You might try searching for a year and a broad term like "men's fashion". Aim for primary sources like footage from newsreels or films - but remember that sources created for entertaining audiences can't always be taken at face value.
Journal articles, news items and book reviews about design and arts fields.
DAAI covers both new designers and the development of design and the applied arts since the mid-19th century, surveying disciplines including ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood, metalsmithing, graphic design, fashion and clothing, textiles, furniture, interior design, architecture, computer aided design, Web design, computer-generated graphics, animation, product design, industrial design, garden design, and landscape architecture