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Music and Activism: Home
Library resources for the study of music in political and protest movements.
The UA Libraries can help you create audio projects, such as voiceovers and simple keyboard and acoustic instrumental recordings. Two booths are available by reservation. Schedule a booth using the link below.
Welcome to the research guide for music and activism! This guide provides information on using library and web resources to find books, journal articles, scores, recordings, and digital projects. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask for assistance at the Gorgas Library Help Desk (located on the first floor) or to contact me directly by email or phone.
is a database of rock journalism, including more than 17,000 articles and reviews, all of which are searchable by artist, genre, writer, or keyword. Also included are more than 100 interviews with rock musicians.
is a database of primary source material documenting the history, culture, and politics of the 1960s and early 1970s. Included are diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary.
If an item is not available at the University of Alabama libraries, you may request it through ILLiad, our InterLibrary Loan system. Visit the libraries' ILLiad page and login with your myBama username and password to make a request.