Guthrie Archive

Happy 100th Birthday to Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Guthrie. His centenary is Saturday—and he’s the subject of this edition of Fishko Files…

 

The Guthrie Family Reunion concert will celebrate Woody Guthrie's centenary on July 15th in Central Park. For more information, visit this website.

 

 

 

 

Select Woody Guthrie recordings used in this edition of Fishko Files...

 

WNYC Production Credits...

Executive Producer: Sara Fishko
Assistant Producer: Laura Mayer
Mix Engineer: Paul Schneider and George Wellington
Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann

 

Great thanks to the indispensable Guthrie archivist Tiffany Colannino for her assistance in the preparation of this edition of Fishko Files.

 

Check out the slideshow, below, for some visual treasures from the Guthrie Archive.

Woody Guthrie in New York City, ca. 1943.
Woody Guthrie in New York City, ca. 1943. ( Photograph by Al Aumuller. Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives. )
One of Woody Guthrie’s notebooks from Coney Island, New York, 1947.
One of Woody Guthrie’s notebooks from Coney Island, New York, 1947. ( Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives. )
One of Woody Guthrie’s notebooks from New York City, December 1942.
One of Woody Guthrie’s notebooks from New York City, December 1942. ( Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives. )
One of Woody Guthrie’s notebooks from Coney Island, New York, 1945-1949.
One of Woody Guthrie’s notebooks from Coney Island, New York, 1945-1949. ( Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives. )
One of Woody Guthrie’s notebooks from Coney Island, New York, ca. 1946.
One of Woody Guthrie’s notebooks from Coney Island, New York, ca. 1946. ( Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives. )
Watercolor artwork and lyrics by Woody Guthrie, from a 1952 notebook.
Watercolor artwork and lyrics by Woody Guthrie, from a 1952 notebook. ( Photography by Bradly Brown. Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives. )
A page from Woody Guthrie’s notebook. New York City, 1947.
A page from Woody Guthrie’s notebook. New York City, 1947. ( Photography by Bradly Brown. Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives. )
Woody Guthrie’s personal copy of his 1940 record album, “Dust Bowl Ballads.”
Woody Guthrie’s personal copy of his 1940 record album, “Dust Bowl Ballads.” ( RCA-Victor Records, Camden, New Jersey. )
Guthrie wire recordings box.
Guthrie wire recordings box. ( Photo by Bradley Brown. Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives. )
Two wire recordings.
Two wire recordings. ( Photography by Bradly Brown. Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives. )
Close up of wire recording.
Close up of wire recording. ( Photography by Bradly Brown. Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives. )
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