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Stuart Hutchison Collection

Identifier: 11-MWalB02736

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).


  • Estimated dates: 1984-1991

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.


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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.

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Maggie McNeely
Aug 13, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

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The Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department at Brandeis University consists of two collecting units, the University Archives and Special Collections. University Archives documents the history and development of Brandeis University and its faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Special Collections features a broad array of unique primary source materials across a wide range of disciplines that support research, teaching and learning at Brandeis. Learn more about our collections