Preserving Abbie Hoffman

Posted on: Wednesday, February 13 2013

by Moriah Ulinskas, BAVC Preservation Director

We’ve been working all week on the preservation of some video reels Larry Rivers shot of Abbie Hoffman debating, then getting, a vasectomy.

Abbie Hoffman

It’s a bit silly and endearing, how much these two men struggled with this idea and how they felt it was such a radical notion for MEN to be proactive about birth control. So much so that they made a video of the entire procedure and presented it at a Kiwanis men’s club meeting. Here’s a few of Abbie’s many emotions expressed in these conversations.

Video stills used with permission by the Larry Rivers collection at Fales Library and Special Collections and Larry Rivers Foundation. Learn more about BAVC Preservation >

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