Lessons of the Sixties Oral History Project

This volunteer led project is dedicated to collecting and making permanently available information on the efforts and lessons learned by local activists, students, organizers and those who dreamed of building a better world through new ideas, political advocacy, local organization building, and various other means in the Washington, D.C. area in the years 1960-1975. The goal of this project is to make materials easily available for future activists, historians, students, writers, and media producers. Since 2010, the Institute for Policy Studies has served as the organizational home for the Lessons of the Sixties project.,

GW Special Collections makes available for research the following records under the umbrella title Lessons of the Sixties: A history of local Washington, DC activism for peace and justice from 1960-1975:

Materials available on the Lessons of the Sixties website include:

All the video interviews conducted by the Lessons of the Sixties project

Keyword lists of the interviews and document collections