The Summer of Love Turns 50 This Year-Exhibit Items Needed!

By Kevin Shannahan

The Cammie G, Henry Archives and Research Center at NSU needs our community’s help. This summer will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1969 “Summer of Love.” Assistant Archivist Sharon Wolff is planning an exhibition to mark the event.

The archive is looking for materials related to that era. The year of 1969 was an eventful one. Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. The Vietnam War was still raging and the Woodstock concert came to symbolize the era and made an indelible mark on popular culture. These are just a few of the events that made 1969 such a memorable year.

The archive is looking for any materials related to that timeframe for its exhibit. Posters, tickets, newspapers, and magazines. Any material from the summer of 1969 is welcome. Items relating to national, international and local events are sought. The materials will be on loan to the archive and will be returned to their owners after the exhibit’s conclusion. If you have any items to share, please contact asstant archivist Sharon Wolff at 318-357-4585.

6 thoughts on “The Summer of Love Turns 50 This Year-Exhibit Items Needed!

  1. If the summer of 1967 was “The Summer of Love”, then shouldn’t we have done this 2 years ago?

    I was born in ’68. Was I part of the Summer of Love? 😉

    • Maybe you were, ha! The name aside, the exhibit will be about events that happened during 1969 which is why it is this year. The official title of the exhibit, which is not named in the article, is “The Summer of ’69”. Hope to see you there!

  2. 1967 was the “summer of love,” not 1969. Nice try, but anyone with google could have checked that out.

    • Thanks for catching that. The exhibit is called “Summer of ’69” anyway. Hope you come up and see it when it opens in June!

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