Scope and Content
The Jim Liversidge Collection represents over 50 years of collecting (from JFK and Vietnam to George W. Bush, 9-11 and Barack Obama). This walk through “Baby Boom” pop culture history touches upon highlights from politics, television, cinema, theatre, music, sports and day-to-day current events and will continue to grow in scope and content through donation and purchase. Special attention is reserved for “wide screen” promotion and gimmicks of the 1950s and early 1960s (Cinerama, Cinemascope, 3-D, etc.) and ephemera related to the 1963 Stanley Kramer production and cast of “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.” The collection consists of close to ten thousand individual pieces, including autographs, scrapbooks, photos, programs, posters, campaign buttons, sheet music, newspaper clippings, audio recordings, VHS and DVD films, artifacts and approximately 500 books.