Trial – Subculture Archives (until 17 May 2024)

Oxford users have trial access to Subculture Archives from the Museum of Youth Culture until 17 May 2024.

To log in: Click on ‘Log in via your University or Institution’. Select ‘University of Oxford’ and enter your SSO.

This resource provides online access to a multimedia archive of primary sources which documents 100 years of youth culture through the scenes, styles, sounds and signifiers of different youth movements. It contains over 75,000 images and photographs; recorded and transcribed oral histories, podcasts and playlists; 15,000 flyers and ephemera; and many examples of fashion, graphic design and printed publications. It illustrates Britain’s evocative subculture and counterculture, as expressed through Mods, Skins and Punks and the rave scene.

This resource is useful for the study of social and cultural history, visual culture, and more generally, the lived experience of the British youth in the 20th century.

Please send feedback to Isabel Holowaty.