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Pop Culture Universe
Pop Culture Universe is an irresistible yet authoritative digital database on popular culture in America, both past and present—in a package as dynamic as the topic it covers.


The Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas Team

Advisory Board
Edward J. Lordan, PhD
Krister Swanson, PhD
Tiffini Travis, MA

Editorial
Judy Fay, Director, Editorial (Electronic)
Nita Lang, Assistant Managing Editor
Jennifer Hutchinson, Allen Raichelle, Lauren Thomas, Renee Dubie, Zachary Klimecki, Alesandra Rigonati, and Mark Strong, Editors
James Dare, Ellen Rasmussen, Allison Nadeau, and Karen Morris, Media Editors
Catherine M. Lafuente, Acquisitions Editor

Technical
Troy Martin, Vice President, Operations
Susan Basch, Sr. Developer
Terry Buss, Technical Project Manager
Chris Martinich, Developer
Eelco Vrolijk, Sr. Developer
Neal Schaefer, Director, Product and Content Management Systems

Photo Credits: Home Page Carousel
1900s: The Age of Innocence—Library of Congress
1910s: The Age of Opulence—Library of Congress
1920s: The Roaring Twenties—Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
1930s: The Great Depression—Library of Congress
1940s: The War Years—Hulton Archive/Getty Images
1950s: Cold War and Conformity—AP Photo
1960s: Swingin' Sixties—NASA
1970s: The Me Decade—AP Photo
1980s: The Big Eighties—Jan Butchofsky-Houser/Corbis
1990s: The Information Age—Rick Maiman/Corbis Sygma
2000s: Networked Nation—AP Photo/Paul Sakuma

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