Subsequent Digger News, &c.
Each of the first set of street sheets that appeared in the Fall of
1966 was signed with a distinctive letter spacing, thus: "THE D I G G E
R S" — which caused people to wonder about this new mystery group.
Subsequent to the first flurry of "Digger Papers" (as they were
instantly dubbed in the Berkeley Barb), the original founders (and a
group of like minded individuals who quickly joined in the fray)
continued to issue manifestos, pronouncements, public newsense and Free
News. The Communication Company, with their "beautiful" Gestetner
machines, took on the publishing role starting in January 1967, and Free
City took over when the equipment changed hands in late summer 1967. The
Free City Collective then continued issuing Free News through late
spring 1968. At that point, the Sutter Street Commune began operating
the Free Print Shop which would become a major organ for dispensing