Web Site of the Week: CALISPHERE: The Free Speech Movement
Libraries, museums, and archives in California have been building digital collections for twenty-plus years. Calisphere provides a unified gateway to this digitized cultural heritage, which currently stands at 400,000 and counting images, texts, and recordings. The Free Speech Movement (FSM) is one of a number of themed collections within Calisphere, consisting primarily of photographs from Bancroft Library at UC-Berkeley and documenting the 1964 FSM demonstrations, speakers, and crowds. Examples include Joan Baez singing on the steps of Sproul Hall, and Mario Savio speaking at the Greek Theater. There are also a few images from a 1984 FSM 20th anniversary event. After exploring the FSM collection, it’s worth a trip to the main page of Calisphere, to view additional materials contributed by 10 UC campuses and over 100 statewide partners. Since the Oscars are coming up, a quick test search on academy awards retrieved 480 images, dating from the 1920s to the 2000s. [DS]
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