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Welcome to the Digger Archives

What is the Digger Archives?

First time here? The Overview page explains who the Diggers were (are) and the intent of this site. The What's New page highlights additions to this web so returning visitors might check there first. The old Digger Forum Discussion Group has morphed into a WordPress blog. Feel free to check it out.  

The links on the left border show the main sections of the Digger Archives. This web first emerged in 1993 and the content changes at varying rates depending on how much time the Archivist can devote to the coding. The list below are some of the site highlights.

Highlights of the Digger Archives:


bulletNowsreal (film by Diggers/Free City, 1968)
bulletLes Diggers de San Francisco (documentary film by French group, 1997)
bulletCommunal Living (clip from The Cockettes, 2002, about the Free Inter-Communal Network in 1972)
bulletWill The Real Emmett Grogan Please Stand Up? (episode of To Tell The Truth, 1972)
bulletIt Was Twenty Years Ago Today (1987), the British film retrospective on the Beatles, with Digger interviews and footage including Death of Hippie


bulletEarly Digger Sheets (text trove for anyone delving the Diggers)
bulletCommunication Company Archives (Anderson Papers)
bulletThe Digger Papers (the final 1968 compilation)
bulletThe (original) English Diggers (Gerrard Winstanley, 1649)
bulletTrip Without A Ticket (important Digger manifesto)
bulletMutants Commune (Digger ideology of world history)
bullet Post-Competitive Comparative Game of Free City (blueprint for collective future)

Photo Galleries

bullet Digger Family Photos (Gould Gallery)


bulletChronology of the Digger Movement
bulletHome Free Home by Ramon Sender Barayon
bulletFree Fall Chronicles by Peter Coyote
bulletDeep Tried Frees (story of Kaliflower and the Free Print Shop)
bullet Digger Guestbook Redux (reader comments, 1995-2004)
bulletThe Final Word (Guestbook postings of Steve Boyd, 2004)

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Agents of Change: the Counterculture Prevailed

Animation showing (1) Free City News sheet (2) invitation button to Emmett Grogan's wake (3) 1% Free poster (4) cover for the August '68 Digger Papers publication (5) Free City Collection #1 (6) Free Acid (7) Survival School broadside (8) Police Chief Warns Hippies (9) Free Lettuce
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August 22, 2015

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