|Mar. 15, 1999. Stand Up,
Diggers All! Celebrate 350th anniversary of the original Digger planting on
St. George's Hill, starting April 1st, 1999. Read about it here.
15, 1999. Peter Berg is sending
dispatches from the Eco-Gathering in Ecuador that I've posted on the
Planet Drum website.
Sept. 20, 1998. Added an article to the Archives about the
1983 Digger Resonance.
June 15, 1998. Information about and directions to the upcoming
1998 Annual Rainbow Gathering in the Apache National Forest in
May 24, 1998. Tom Lance sent a scanned page from the Morningstar
Scrapbook showing an aerial photo of Morningstar Ranch. I put it on the main
contents page for
Scanned a photo of the Kaliflower Board which I took at the California
Historical Society. The scan appears on the main contents page for
May 19, 1998. Figured out how to put audio recordings on the web
site after Celine and Alice, the two French women who are in town working on
their Digger documentary, asked about the
Digger Song. Also moved the video clip and Emmett's rap to a new
Recordings page from the Welcome page (should make loading the home page
Tom Lance answered my query about Jane Quattlander, with a phone number,
and on a most auspicious day. Happy Birthday, Jessica! Thanks, Tom.
April 30, 1998. Added a new discussion forum,
Amazing Digger Tales, to the Free Frame of Reference, in part due to a
request from Arthur Lisch.
April 21, 1998. Added the Morning Star graphic and Manifesto Two
cover scan to the
Morningstar ... Free Land page.
April 19, 1998. Pam Hanna (Read) has contributed two chapters from
Infinite Points of Time: Morningstar Chronicles, another perspective on
Free Land movement. Pam: if you read this, I'm anxiously awaiting the
next chapter. Blessings.
April 4, 1998. Ramón Sender Barayon
sent the final chapters (16–25) of
Home Free Home (the story of Morningstar and the Open Land Movement),
and with some gentle prodding, I finally got to putting them up. Read and
March 4, 1998. Created a link for the North Beach Beats to Levi
March 3, 1998. Added links to Anarchy Online in the
February 27, 1998. Added a link to the
Black Panther Party web site under the
Sixties page (and included a pertinent passage from David Hilliard's
autobiography that illuminates Emmett's relations with the Panthers.)
February 16, 1998. Put together an idea that's recurred ever since
I wrote about "create the condition" and this Web. Announcing the
Digger Virtual Free Store.
January 30, 1998. Finished transcribing
Mutants Commune. Next up: scan the original appearance of this most
remarkable essay on Free from the Berkeley Barb.
January 25, 1998. Figured out how to get streaming audio on these
pages. First audio clip for the Archive:
Emmett's rap on Free City from the Nowsreal film. All attempts at
transcribing the hard-to-understand clip will be much appreciated. I'll post
January 11, 1998. Added a page on
Olompali Ranch and the Free Oven.
December 7, 1997. Finished the transcription of, and re-scanned
all, pages of
The Digger Papers (August 1968). Hope people like the new design.
November 4, 1997. Re-designed the
Free City News page.
October 29, 1997. All Ringolevio pages now have their page number
in the document title. Therefore, a
search of Ringolevio will return the page number in the hypertext link.
This should be very useful for researchers.
October 27, 1997. Tom sent a couple photos from the
Morningstar gathering at the Gathering.
October 27, 1997. Some news about Radio Free San Francisco on the
Free City News page.
October 20, 1997. My photo essay on the
30th Anniversary of the Human Be-In/Summer of Love is online.
October 19, 1997. Transcribed Peter Berg's
remarks at the SOL 30th Celebration. Have been working on redesigning
the ComCo pages to make it easier to pull up individual sheets. Note: some
people have been having trouble accessing Peter Coyote's chapters. Please
use the main digger archive page to get to the Free Fall Chronicles section.
Perhaps someone has an out-of-date URL. Everything is working on this end.
September 9, 1997. Published an article by Peter Berg about the
Turtle Island Bioregional Gathering held last year in Mexico.
August 15, 1997. Created an experimental FrontPage 97
search page for this site.
July 23, 1997. My
digger/comco database is online (experimental interface using ODBC and
June 21, 1997. Pages 209-498 of Ringolevio are now
June 17, 1997. Uploaded chapters 8 to 15 of
Home Free Home which Ramon had finished laboriously converting to Web
documents. Check out these next installments of the wild story of
Morningstar and Wheeler's Ranch.
June 16, 1997. Uploaded a new
Oral History page, with Etan Ben-Ami's first interview of
June 7, 1997 I'm putting up the newly designed Digger Archive web
site, having spent the past two months working on various different ideas.
Hope this works! The new address for the Web site is
January 3, 1997 Welcome to a new year (although for many of us the
new year started two weeks ago at the Solstice!) Ramon sent the next four
Home Free Home (sorry it took a few weeks to get these up, Ramon)
including one of the funniest truest accounts of Acid that I've read (Slim's
First Acid Trip...)
I also learned (finally!) how to scan large posters (in several passes
which are then pasted together.) Check out the
Invisible Circus poster, the
Psychedelic Shop poster, the
What Was That poster, the Artists Liberation Front
Free Fair poster, and the
Summer Solstice '68 poster.
December 1, 1996 Added a page for the
November 8, 1996 The first three chapters of
Home Free Home, a salutary history of Morningstar and Wheeler's Ranches,
October 27, 1996 Ramon Sender converted the
July, 1996 issue of The Most (Morningstar) Newsletter and uploaded it.
This issue is a memorial to Lou Gottlieb.
October 18, 1996 Finally brought myself to put up the
Artists Liberation Front article, half-done as it is (and will be for
October 18, 1996. Here's the oldest archived version of Yahoo!
(when it was a "searchable, browsable hierarchical index of the Internet")
and its listing of historical 1960s websites in 1996. Note the location of
the Digger Archives (when it was hosted by Webcom).
Click on image for larger version. [From
September 29, 1996 Breaking news about the
Jefferson Stone Action upcoming Oct 6 1996 on the Washington Mall.
September 27, 1996 Another of Coyote's chapters is ready.
Approaching Terminal Velocity tells the story of the digger caravan
'cross country in 1971.
September 3, 1996 Don Monkerud sent his report of the
1987 Black Bear Reunion with photographs.
August 2, 1996 Emilia sent two reports (by Claude and Jasmine) of
Hearth School (Hearthshire) 25th anniversary at the land June 21-23,
July 28, 1996 Finally got around to putting up the first attempt
Links page with listings of other Diggers (and related) Resources
July 15, 1996
Lou Gottlieb passed away this past Thursday (7/11/96). Ramon Sender has
sent a notice with information about Lou's life, and the memorial
get-together (Sunday, July 28.)
July 1, 1996 Peter Coyote uploaded a new chapter:
June 8, 1996 Another chapter is ready from Coyote's
work-in-progress. This is
Elsa's Story about one of the Diggers whose life intersected many of the
events that defined that period.
May 19, 1996 In response to a query from Ramon Sender, I
transcribed the recipe for
Digger Bread and wrote a little about its history.
May 17, 1996 Coyote sent another chapter:
Crossing the Free Frame of Reference, which is about one of the Diggers'
May 10, 1996 Added a
feedback form to send email to Peter Coyote about his work-in-progress.
April 18, 1996 Coyote sent up another chapter from Free-Fall
Ron Thelin and the Red House is a memoir of one of the more famous
Digger collective houses.
April 17, 1996 Added Peter Coyote's chapter,
Playing for Keeps, about Emmett Grogan from his new book, the Free-Fall
April 16, 1996 Put up photos and handouts from
Ron Thelin's Memorial held this past Sunday.
March 29, 1996 Set up the new WebComBBS scripts to implement an
online, interactive Digger BBS:
Free Frame of Reference.
March 23, 1996 Changed the
Digger Papers (free and Realist editions) pages. Adopted the index
format that I used for Communication Company.
March 3, 1996 Put up the
Communal Archaelogy issue of
February 24, 1996 Added a page about
Kaliflower and the Free Print Shop to the
Digger Archives. Transcribed the KF publication,
Deep Tried Frees, which offers an excellent view of the Digger
February 8, 1996 Participated in the 48-hour protest of the
Telecommunications Act of 1996. Read about this
fascist attempt to destroy the Bill of Rights.
December 8, 1995 Many thanks to all who've written with feedback
on the Digger Archives. Currently, I'm finishing an article that I'll post
when it's done -- eric.
October 1, 1995 We've moved the Arte Maya Tz'utuhil Gallery to a
new site (to keep our Free and Commercial offerings separate). Come visit
the new site:
June 21, 1995 Solstice Gathering! Today! NOW! (For Diggers
Mayo 28, 1995 Ahora, tenemos las paginas,
Galería de Artistas en Español.
May 25, 1995 Added two more Diggers articles from 1966, these
about the Intersection game on Halloween that ended with the cops busting
five of the participants, which ended with the famous photo on the steps of
the San Francisco Jail.
May 22, 1995 Put up two early Barb articles by the Diggers, very
important formulations of the Digger philosophy: "The
Ideology of Failure" and "In
Search of a Frame."
May 21, 1995 Added the lyrics to the
Digger folk songs on the English Diggers page (thanks to
Miriam Bobkoff for the suggestion.) Joe added three new paintings to the
Arte Maya Gallery.
May 20, 1995 Finished transcription of the first Earth/Life
Defense Commune manifesto. Transcribed the earliest Berkeley Barb articles
about the Diggers beginnings.
May 19, 1995 Added a page for
Articles By and About the Diggers.. Many thanks to Sarah Phillips for
her encouragement and interest in seeing this feature.
May 18, 1995 Added the Living Here: Outer Space Views page. [Not
available as of 1/98.]
April 30, 1995 Put up the
Earth/Life Defense Commune page with the first of three broadsides they
published from 1970-72.
Easter, 1995 Added a new painting of Lorenzo González Chavajay to
Exhibition of New Paintings. Joe also edited the Arte Maya pages.
Mar. 17, 1995 Added the
Early Digger Papers. I believe this is the first compilation and
publication of these early manifestos of the Digger movement. More to
come... And, oh thanks to all who've signed the
Guestbook and left encouraging comments. It really inspires me to
continue this work!
Mar. 16, 1995 Added the
Text Search form on the home page. This should be especially useful for
users of the Digger Archives for doing a full-text search of the broadsides.
Eventually plan to have separate search forms for each of the local
projects (Diggers, Arte Maya). Also will implement full search page for
user-modified default search values.
Mar. 4, 1995 Added a new Arte Maya Gallery page:
Exhibition of New Paintings to display some very beautiful new works
Mar. 3, 1995 Put up
The Trips Festival page with the Program notes full text, and a scan of
the rare Merry Pranksters' "ACID TEST" card.
Feb. 24, 1995 Began scanning the first
Communication Company broadsides, with full text online. These comprise
the first of hundreds of manifestos published by the Diggers in 1967.
Feb. 5, 1995 Added a link to the Encyclopedia Brittanica article
English Diggers of the 1640s.
January 28, 1995 Joseph Johnston re-designed the
Arte Maya Tz'utuhil Gallery pages. Check 'em out!
January 21, 1995 Designed and tested the Pick-A-Page Picklist on
the top page.
January 17, 1995 Changed the table of contents for the
January 15/16, 1995 Added all page scans for
Free City Collection #1. Re-designed home page.
January 1, 1995 Writing the history of the Artists Liberation
Front (will have first part soon.)
December 25, 1994 First of the Free City Collection scanned.
October 15, 1994 Added more articles from The Digger Papers.
October 1, 1994 Added the CUI Catalog submit form. Added the
pointers to the online reference works.
September 24, 1994 Added the Trip Without A Ticket to the Diggers
had invented a new Internet technology
(which he called "the
World Wide Web
project") in 1989. He then introduced the first version of HTML
(hypertext markup language) in 1993, and at the 1993 CALI Conference in Chicago,
Cello, the first graphical web browser.
Upon returning from the conference (which I had attended as a law school
staff person), I began
to teach myself HTML and set out to create a web presence for the
Here is a graphic showing the total number of WWW sites in those early
Click on image for larger version. Source:
Internet Live Stats