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Finding aid to the Hippies Collection 1965-1975 (bulk 1967)
SFH 60  
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance
  • Related Materials
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement

  • Title: Hippies Collection
    Date (inclusive): 1965-1975
    Date (bulk): 1967
    Collection Identifier: SFH 60
    Physical Description: 2 boxes (2.0 cubic feet)
    Contributing Institution: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library
    100 Larkin Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 557-4567
    info@sfpl.org
    Abstract: Correspondence, newspapers, little magazines, poetry, monographs, and ephemera documenting the counterculture movement of the mid 1960s in San Francisco, the "Summer of Love" of 1967, and to a lesser degree, local anti-war, racial equality, and New Age movements into the mid 1970s.
    Physical Location: The collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Hippies Collection (SFH 60), San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.

    Provenance

    The material comes from several sources. Deborah Wolf donated San Francisco Oracle issues and Communication Company street raps. Some ephemera was originally in the possession of Doug Charlsen. Allen Cohen donated the correspondence in Box 1. The layouts for Steve Walzer and Allen Cohen's photographic essay, Childbirth Is Ecstasy, are in the San Francisco History Center collection; both layouts and correspondence probably came to us from the same donor.

    Related Materials

    Researchers interested in newspapers listed in this guide should check San Francisco History Center periodical holdings; researchers interested in literary works, poetry and 'zines should see the Book Arts and Special Collections Center Little Maga/Zines Collection. The San Francisco Oracle is available in both facsimile edition and on CD-ROM in the San Francisco History Center.
    Two oversize volumes of San Francisco newspaper clippings about hippies, the Diggers, and Haight-Ashbury (1965-1970) that were compiled by library staff are also available from the San Francisco History Center stacks.

    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence, newspapers, little magazines, poetry, monographs, and ephemera documenting the counterculture movement of the mid-late 1960s in San Francisco, the "Summer of Love" of 1967, and to a lesser degree, local anti-war, racial equality, and New Age movements into the mid 1970s. Most of the material was produced or published in San Francisco, though some counterculture publications from outside San Francisco and California are included.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged in three series: Series 1: Correspondence; Series 2: Ephemera; and Series 3: Publications.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hippies
    Counterculture--California--San Francisco
    Haight-Ashbury (San Francisco, Calif.)