Casaelya Festival flier, California social, protest, and counterculture movements ephemera

California social, protest, and counterculture movements ephemera collection

The California Historical Society is proud to announce the availability of our most recently processed ephemera collection California Social, Protest, and Counterculture Movements Ephemera Collection. The materials covers the years 1965 through 1980, a turbulent time in California's more recent history, with brochures, fliers, and newsletters focusing on the Free Speech Movement, the Anti-Vietnam War protest movement, the civil rights movements of Mexican-American and Native American peoples and the women's movement.

Mojo Navigator Rock & Roll News

The wild going-ons of San Francisco’s psych rock scene were recorded in the West Coast’s first rock & roll magazine Mojo Navigator R&R News. Its premier issue, published by teenagers David Harris and Greg Shaw on August 8, 1966, includes a colophon stating the Mojo Publishing Company, at 2707 McAllister Street, San Francisco, would publish weekly. The mimeographed, stapled zine did not stick too closely to this arduous weekly schedule - presumably its young editors were busy attending the many musical performances, light shows, be-ins and happenings that Mojo Navigator covered in its gossip and events columns. Instead, only fourteen issues were published beginning in August of 1966 and ceasing sometime in 1967. But these fourteen issues included interviews with bands that would come to be known as seminal rock & roll artists, and the short-lived zine would be considered a major influence for the creation and publication of Rolling Stone magazine.

San Francisco Viewing Society from the CHS San Francisco Ephemera Collection

Straight Ashbury Viewing Society

The Bay Area has long provided experimental filmmakers with an embracing enclave in which to share their films with eager,...

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