Diggers’ Oral Histories

How the Deal Really Went Down: Behind the scenes with San Francisco Digger (and counterculture Zelig) HARVEY KORNSPAN (posted July 27, 2022)

“We had a far more profound effect on society than we really understood, and some of us paid for that”: An epic conversation with JANE LAPINER and DAVID SIMPSON of the San Francisco Diggers (posted March 5, 2022)

“I Lucked Out So Many Times, Man”: CLAUDE HAYWARD on his life before, during and after his time with the Diggers (posted Oct. 2, 2021)

“A University of the Streets”: a conversation with JUDY GOLDHAFT (posted Sept. 9, 2021)

“A Guiding Vision”: a conversation with PETER BERG (posted Sept. 16, 2020)

“I Truly Believed”: an in-depth conversation with VICKI POLLACK (posted June 21, 2020)

“Fast Learner”: SIENA CARLTON-FIRESTONE (aka Siena Riffia, aka Natural Suzanne) testifies on her Digger days (posted May 18, 2020)

“We’re Gonna Do Economic Activity—Without Money!”: Inside the criminal glamour of the Diggers with KENT MINAULT (posted Feb. 26, 2020)

“The Do Was the Thing”: a lengthy chat with CHUCK GOULD (posted Feb. 9, 2019)

“For the Duration of Our Parallel Flow”: An epic interview with PHYLLIS WILLNER of the San Francisco Diggers (posted Jan. 1, 2019)