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The Digger Archives is an ongoing Web project to preserve and present the history of the anarchist guerilla street theater group that challenged the emerging Counterculture of the Sixties and whose actions and ideals inspired (and continue to inspire) a generation (of all ages) to create models of Free Association.
History is a cycle: the diggers have re-occupied St. George's Hill in Surrey, England (350 years to the day after the original action). Read updates on this action from our English clan.
And, for a view of where the bioregional (a word they invented) wing of the diggers ended up, check out Planet Drum Foundation's new web page (at last!) with the beginnings of an archive that documents the history which continues from where we leave off. Update on Planet Drum web, April 1999: Peter Berg sent a final dispatch from the Eco-Gathering in Ecuador.
Coming soon! Chuck Gould has donated photos he shot of the diggers from 1966-70. I'll be scanning these soon to open a photo gallery, something we've been sorely lacking. Thanks, Chuck.
Also am redesigning the web site to make it more easily "navigable". Hope to have the new version of the digger web ready in the next few weeks (4/22/99). [And, thanks Arthur for the notes about problems on the web. Hopefully I'll get all those fixed.]
Traveled throughout Ancient Anasaziland last summer. Pics are up at www.bearbytes.com. Anyone interested in planning a vision quest sometime in the next year? The Free City News needs items, send me anything you'd like posted.
Go to the What's New page to find out what's been added to the Archive recently.
|Who were the Diggers? First read an overview of the group, this Archive, this Web. Then delve into the Archives for the story of the Diggers through primary source materials: broadsides, leaflets, pamphlets, and posters, and other items. Several individuals are working on various histories. Free Fall Chronicles are six chapters from Peter Coyote's new book Sleeping Where I Fall. Ramon Sender has contributed Home Free Home, the history of Morningstar, Wheeler's Ranch and the Free Land Movement. Etan Ben-Ami is editing a Digger Oral History project he has been compiling for ten years. Also, check out the Digger Virtual Tour (under construction, 3/98). Upcoming: the Timeline.|
|Links to digger, anarchist, provo-type groups today. Links to other Sixties sites. Links to other Digger history resources.|
|Visit the Digger Virtual Free Store to browse our shelves of Free Stuff. "Create the condition you describe." (Sign up to offer or request something Free.)|
|Search the Digger Archives for any topic or key word. Here's a table of contents page for this site. The digger/comco database is online (experimental interface using ODBC and Microsoft Access). Also experimental: a FrontPage 97 search page for this site.|
|Leave feedback for the Archivist/Webmaster.View or sign the Guestbook, where many long-lost Diggers have become reconnected. Participate in threaded discussions on the Free Frame of Reference BBS.|
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Number of visits 1998: ca. 90,000 (Webcom's hit counter stopped working around July).
Number of visits/day in 1999: 400-700
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Last modified Tuesday, May 11, 1999
(The audio and video recordings now have their own page.)