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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 was archived. Now many of the participants have moved on to various social media (a concept barely understood at the time) but the archivist here maintains a WordPress blog. Feel free to check it out.  


The links on the left border show the main sections of the Digger Archives. A one-page summary of the critical texts in the archive (including street sheets, broadsides, manifestos, posters, videos, interviews, histories) is located here: Highlights of the Digger Archive.

The Digger Thesis

The 1960s Counterculture was a pebble in a pond with ripples spreading outward into the larger society. The San Francisco Diggers at the center of that wave embodied the cultural changes still felt and seen today worldwide.

Agents of Change: the Counterculture Prevailed


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Parting philosophy:

"When comes the time to leave this world someday, what you get to keep is what you gave away."

Note on Content Edits:

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.
This page last updated:
January 29, 2016

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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