Stuart Hutchison Collection Edit


11 MWalB02736


  • Estimated dates: 1984-1991 (Creation)


  • 4 Linear Feet (Whole)


  • General

    Selected audio recordings from this collection, including Stuart Hutchison's interviews with Abbie Hoffman and episodes of Dear Abbie: A Celebration of the Words of Abbie Hoffman, have been digitized and may be available to researchers by request.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Stuart Hutchison, or “Hutch” as he was called by friends, was born in Princeton, New Jersey to a middle-class family, and was a second generation Jewish-American. He became involved in leftist politics and radical movements of the 60s, especially the anti-Vietnam War movement, where he first encountered and befriended Abbie Hoffman. He worked as a radio broadcaster, and had small roles in television, film, and the stage; he also wrote plays. He later moved to Vermont and became a founding member of the Total Loss Farm and collective living community. Hutch died in 2012.

  • Scope and Contents

    Files in this collection were created from 1974 through 1991. Materials include Stuart Hutchison’s plays, correspondence, photographs, publicity materials, song lyrics, and proposals for progressive news radio programs. Other subjects in this collection include Abbie Hoffman, particularly focused on Hutchison’s radio series Dear Abbie: A Celebration of the Words of Abbie Hoffman, and radio appearances by Allen Ginsberg (a poet from the beat generation), Philip Agee (a former CIA case officer), John Stockwell (a former CIA officer), and Emilie De Antonio (a leftist film/documentary director and producer).

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