Item #5466 Beat the Heat

Beat the Heat

[San Francisco]: Communication Company, 1967. 8 1/2 x 11 in. Single sheet printed on recto only. Mimeographed from manuscript and typescript. Horizontal fold line through center and two small closed tears (>1/2 in.) near center; else near fine. Item #5466

Rare broadside produced by the Diggers in 1967, warning of the threat from undercover police officers, with advice on how to avoid a bust. Critical artifact of the fight against state repression - from a time of significant transition in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood and the moment of explosion of the "hippie" into mainstream cultural consciousness.

"As more & more newcomers arrive, such busts will become more & more common... Remember: the City has declared war on hippies."