Theatrical Devices
Staging Revolution
It Was Twenty Years
Berkeley in Sixties
The Maze
Revolution (film 1968)

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:

Using Theatrical 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, 19641968. 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, 196583 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
Summer 2012.

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.

Revolution (the 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.


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