SF: Council for a Summer of Love, 1967.
4to. Mimeo handbill printed on both sides. First edition. The announcement begins: "This Summer, the youth of the world are making a holy pilgrimage to our city, to affirm and celebrate a new spiritual dawn...The activity of the youth of the nation which has given birth to Haight-Ashbury is a small part of a worldwide spiritual awakening...Already, individuals and groups who have been deeply into the situation are making preparations. Kitchens are being made ready. Food is being gathered. Outlaying ranches have been offered as Summer Camps...The Council for a Summer of Love expects to receive a huge tent, larger than a football field, which will be put up by the Haight-Ashbury community, and will be open all Summer." The text goes on to say that: "There will be small centers for meditation and discussion, and there will be large festivals, such as the festival for the Summer Solstice, for Midsummer's day, the Tolkein Festival of Elves and Hobbits, the Holy Days of the traditional religions, Festivals of Christ, and festivals of Krishna, festivals of the young and festivals of the old, festivals of brothers." The Council for the Summer of Love was a Haight-Ashbury activist group that included members of the Diggers, the Straight Theater, the Oracle, and The Family Dog. An important paper with strong content published in May at the onset of the Summer of Love. Provenance: the archive of Ralph Gleason. Irregular offsetting to both sides, old creases where folded for mailing, else very good plus. Rare.