Highlights of the
Over the years, there's been much feedback from visitors to the
Digger Archives web site. Some have used the site for school research,
some for dissertations, some for books, some for media studies, etc.
etc. There is much more in the online archive than is listed below. Just
follow the links on the top entry page. But
the items below are special—at least for the person who built this
Videos (oldest to most recent)
- The Bay Area Television Archive has turned up the earliest
local news footage of the Diggers
filmed in 1966.
- Loren Sears' Gallery of Hippie
Tribal Home Movies (1967+).
- Nowsreal (film by Diggers/Free City,
- The 1968 film Have You Heard of
the San Francisco Mime Troupe?
- Revolution (the
documentary film, 1968) with scenes from Haight Street at the height of
the Summer of Love.
- The Inter-Communal Free Carnival
(1972) featuring the Angels of Light "Peking on Acid" extravaganza.
- Will The Real Emmett
Grogan Please Stand Up? (episode of To Tell The Truth, 1972).
- It Was Twenty Years Ago Today
(1987), the British film retrospective on the Beatles, with Digger
interviews and footage including Death of Hippie.
- Berkeley In The Sixties
(1990), a film that documents the fusion of the radical political and
cultural movements that led to the formation of the Sixties
- Les Diggers
de San Francisco (documentary film by French group, 1997)
- Communal Living (clip
from The Cockettes, 2002, about the Free Inter-Communal Network
Peter Berg, a film that
Lila Talcott Travis put together for Peter's memorial in
- Kent Minnault's performance
piece (2013) on the early Digger food runs.
- The Diggers segment from the NBC
Bay Area documentary (2017) on the Summer of Love features an interview
with Vicki Pollack along with rare footage of the Digger free store
"Trip Without A Ticket" on Cole Street.
issue of the Free City News sheets, distributed in San Francisco, 1967-68.
Shown above is the "1% Free" poster that first appeared as wall sized
posters in the Winter of 1968 and became a Digger trademark for the last
cycle of street events. Various interpretations of the poster's cryptic symbology
evolved. One interpretation which gained a certain infamy/popularity was
that merchants and rock bands were expected to contribute 1% of their receipts to the
City Bank to fund various activities such as the Free Food Distribution