Other Accounts, Histories and Various Renderings of Sixties Chronicles
There have been several students over the years who've made their way
to the Digger Collection and written accounts based on access to the
primary source materials. This section of the Digger Archive will serve
to collect and post the results of those who stumbled across the Diggers
and have written their interpretations and researches as well as other
texts and accounts of the period.
So far, we have:
Devices To Counter Culture, a partial history of the San Francisco
Diggers in the Heyday of Haight-Ashbury. By Marcus Del Greco.
"It's Free because It's Yours": The Diggers and the San Francisco
Scene, 1964–1968. By Dominick Cavallo. [Chapter Five from A Fiction of the Past: The Sixties in American
History, by Dominick Cavallo. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999.]
Staging the Revolution: Guerrilla Theater as a
Countercultural Practice, 1965-1968 by Michael William Doyle. [First published in
Imagine Nation: The American Counterculture of the 1960s
and '70s, New York: Routledge, 2002]
Manhood in the Age of
Aquarius: Masculinity in Two Countercultural Communities, 1965–83 by
Tim Hodgdon. [Columbia University Press, 2008]. Three chapters with the
Diggers as central focus with bibliography and index.
The Final Word: Last Posts of
Steven Robert Boyd On The Digger Forum Guestbook, Feb.-Oct., 2004.
[With selected photos from Steve's scrapbook.]
Outrageous Pamphleteers: A History Of The
Communication Company, 1966-1967
By Evan Edwin Carlson, San Jose State University. Thesis, Master of
Library and Information Science (MLIS) Department
It Was Twenty Years Ago Today,
a film memorial to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
album and the Sixties in general, including archival footage of the
Diggers in 1967.
Berkeley In The Sixties,
a film produced and directed by Mark Kitchell, 1990. Historical account
of the rise of the New Left and counterculture movements in one of the
centers where the Sixties was born.
The Maze was a
25-minute film produced by KPIX-TV and broadcast first in February 1967.
It featured Michael McClure introducing the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood
with its newly arrived long-haired residents.
documentary film) was not well received when it debuted in 1968, a year
after it was shot on the streets of Haight-Ashbury at the height of the
Summer of Love. Nevertheless, for any student of the period, this film
is a classic.