Guthrie Archive

The new “Woody Guthrie Center” in Tulsa, Oklahoma opened this spring. It’s roots, as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, were in a family archive run by Woody’s daughter, Nora, who welcomed us in for a journey through Guthrie history. Here is the next Fishko Files.

 

 

Coming up this Saturday, June 29th at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts: The Del McCoury Band's new project "Del and Woody," showcasing never-before-heard words from Woody Guthrie, set to music by the Del McCoury Band. 

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

 

 

 

 

WNYC Production Credits...

Executive Producer: Sara Fishko
Associate 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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