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Calabretta Collection of 1960s Memorabilia

Identifier: 2019-0038


Fred's long standing interest in his generation and his experiences around the Vietnam War era led to the creation of a personal collection of ephemera, books, audio visual, correspondance, newspapers and magazines from the period. The topics covered in his collection of 1960s material include politics (Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations), the War in Vietnam, the New Left, the anti-war movement, music, fashion, culture, commercialism, labor, and religion. Major news grabbing historical moments are also documented such as: Kent State Shootings, John F. Kennedy assasination, Martin Luther King jr. assasination, Robert F. Kennedy Assasination, Democratic Convention 1968, Charles Manson, British Invasion, and the Moon landing. His collection was amassed largely through online auctions, ephemera shows and second hand bookstores.


  • 1961 - 2002

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Fred Calabretta is Senior Curator and Director of Collections Management at Mystic Seaport, and previously worked for nine years as the Museum's Sound Archivist. In addition to his experience with audio visual materials, he has worked extensively with object, photographic, library, and archival collections since 1980.


18 Linear Feet

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Calabretta Collection of 1960s Memorabilia
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2019 June 11
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Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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