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American Politics & Society in the 1970s

Primary and secondary sources available at the WU Libraries

Contact Info

contact special collections

Archive, Manuscript & Rare Book collections are accessed in Olin Library at the Special Collections reading room.

HOURS:  Monday - Friday 9:00-5:00 by appointment

LOCATION:  Olin Library, 1st floor, Danforth Campus


*collections stored offsite require advance notice for retrieval and use

Questions about a specific topic? Contact:

University Archives: Sonya Rooney

Rare Books: Cassie Brand

Manuscript: Joel Minor 

Local History: Miranda Rectenwald

Dowd Illustration Research Archive: interim curator

Film & Media Archive: Andy Uhrich

American History Librarian

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Michael Schaefer
Washington University in St. Louis
John M. Olin Library
Research Center, 1st floor, Room 128
p. 314-935-7365

Finding Aids to Primary Sourcest: 1970s America

This guide contains an overview of archive collections that include primary sources that are broadly related to the American history, politics, and culture in the 1970s. Topics include Earth Day, environmentalism, urban decay and renewal, sexual revolutions, national politics, disco, and more.

Collections below are located at Special Collections in Olin LIbrary.  Click each title for more information:

Collections below are from the Modern Graphic History Library,  contact  slacerte@WUSTL.EDU for more information.

Periodicals at Olin Library

Online Primary Sources

More Resources

Collections at other local / regional archives. Please contact each listed organization for more info: