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Joe Klein Interviews Collection

Collection Processed by: Jorge Arévalo Mateus, PhD

Collection Guide Prepared by: Original finding aid was prepared by Jorge’ Arevalo Mateus, PhD; updated by Caleb Bissinger, January 2008; updated by Kate L. Blalack, July 2014.

Date Range:

1976-1979

Extent:

3.25 linear feet (15 boxes)

Provenance:

Joe Klein

Biographical Sketch:

Joe Klein is an American journalist and author. Among other publications, Joe Klein wrote a biography of Woody Guthrie entitled, Woody Guthrie: A Life, published in 1980. These interviews were conducted by Joe Klein while collecting data for this book.

Scope and Content:

Joe Klein interviewed approximately 100 individuals who knew Guthrie during his life. These tapes –which have been digitally transferred from the original audiocassettes onto CD– are a unique source of information not only on Guthrie, but also on those individuals being interviewed. Conducted in the 1980’s, the interviews feature first-hand accounts from those close to Guthrie, many of whom were never interviewed elsewhere.

Language:

Materials Entirely in English

Access restrictions:

There are no access restrictions.

Use restrictions:

All materials are subject to copyright.

Arrangement:

Materials are arranged alphabetically.

Related Materials:

Woody Guthrie Center’s Collection Guides

The Woody Guthrie Papers – Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Woody Guthrie Manuscript Collection, 1935-1950

Container Lists:

B1  2000-38.01
Almanacs 1/2  1978-02-06
B1  2000-38.01
Almanacs 2/2  1978-02-06
B1  2000-38.02 Almanacs 1/2  1978-02-06
B1  2000-38.02 Almanacs 2/2  1978-02-06
B1  2000-38.03
Jackie Alper 1/2  1978-11
B1  2000-38.03
Jackie Alper 2/2  1978-11
B1  2000-38.04
Amalee 1/2  1978-01
B1  2000-38.04 Amalee 2/2  1978-01
B1  2000-38.05
Amalee  1978-01
B1  2000-38.06
Anneka (Anneke van Kirk) 1/2  1979-02
B1  2000-38.06
Anneka (Anneke van Kirk) 2/2 1979-02
B1  2000-38.07
 Moe Asch I (interview one)  1977-12
B1  2000-38.08  Moe Ash II (interview two)  1977-12
B1  2000-38.09
 Cluster Baker 1/2  no date
B1  2000-38.09
 Cluster Baker 2/2  no date
B1  2000-38.10
 Bina Bernard 1/2 1979-11
B1  2000-38.10
Bina Bernard 2/2 1979-11
B1  2000-38.11
Bina Bernard 1979-11
B1  2000-38.12
Bonneville Dam Administration no date
B1  2000-38.13
 Al Brackman  1978-07
B1  2000-38.14
 Oscar Brand 1/2 1978-25-05
B1  2000-38.14
 Oscar Brand 2/2  1978-25-05
B1  2000-38.15
 Mary Boyle 1/2  1978-01
B1  2000-38.15
 Mary Boyle 2/2  1978-01
B1  2000-38.16
  Mary Boyle 1/2   1978-01
B1  2000-38.17
 Mary Boyle 1/2 1978-24-01
B1  2000-38.17
 Mary Boyle 2/2 1978-24-01
B1  2000-38.18
 Mary Boyle 1978-24-01
B2  2000-38.19
 Mrs. Chowning 1977-05-11
B2  2000-38.20
Cowrin/Taylor no date
B2  2000-38.21
Lefty Lou Crissman 1/2 no date
B2  2000-38.21
lefty Lou Crissman 2/2 no date
B2  2000-38.22
Lefty Lou Crissman 1/2  no date
B2  2000-38.22
Lefty Lou Crissman 2/2  no date
B2  2000-38.23
 Sis Cunningham/Gordon Frieson 1/2 1978-05
B2  2000-38.23
 Sis Cunningham/Gordon Frieson 2/2 1978-05
B2  2000-38.24
 Sis Cunningham/Gordon Frieson 1978-05
B2  2000-38.25
 Dill  1977-10-11
B2  2000-38.26
 Mary-Jo Edgmon 1/2  1977-11
B2  2000-38.26
 Mary-Jo Edgmon 2/2  1977-11
B2  2000-38.27
 Mary-Jo Edgmon  1977-11
B2  2000-38.28
 Mary-Jo Edgmon 1/2  1977-11
B2  2000-38.28
 Mary-Jo Edgmon 2/2  1977-11
B2  2000-38.29
 Jack Elliot  1978-25-01
B2  2000-38.30
 Henry Faulk  no date
B2  2000-38.31
Henry Faulk  no date
B2 2000-38.32
Will Geer no date
B2 2000-38.33
Herta Geer 1/2 no date
B2 2000-38.33
Herta Geer 2/2 no date
B2 2000-38.34
Geneva (?) 1/2 1977-07-11
B2 2000-38.34
Geneva (?) 2/2 1977-07-11
B2 2000-38.35
Tom Glazer  1978-10
B2 2000-38.36
 Gleasons 1/2  no date
B2 2000-38.36
 Gleasons 2/2 no date
B2 2000-38.37
Gleasons 1/2 no date
B2 2000-38.37
Gleasons 2/2 no date
B2 2000-38.38
Gigi Gordon 1978-08
B3 2000-38.39
Gigi Gordon and Grace Newbern  no date
B3 2000-38.40
 Marjorie Guthrie  1977-04-11
B3 2000-38.41
 Claude Guthrie 1/2  1977-04-11
B3 2000-38.41
 Claude Guthrie 2/2  1977-04-11
B3 2000-38.42
 George Guthrie 1/2  1978-01-26
B3 2000-38.42
 George Guthrie 2/2   1978-01-26
B3 2000-38.43
 Ann Guthrie  1977-09
B3 2000-38.44
 Marjorie Guthrie  1976-15-12
B3 2000-38.45
  Marjorie Guthrie 1/2  no date
B3 2000-38.45
  Marjorie Guthrie 2/2  no date
B3 2000-38.46
  Marjorie Guthrie 1/2  no date
B3 2000-38.46
  Marjorie Guthrie 2/2  no date
B3 2000-38.47
  Marjorie Guthrie 1/2  no date
B3 2000-38.47
  Marjorie Guthrie 2/2  no date
B3 2000-38.48
  Marjorie Guthrie  1977-28-10
B3 2000-38.49
 Uncle Jeff Guthrie 1/2  1978-01
B3 2000-38.49
  Uncle Jeff Guthrie 2/2  1978-01
B3 2000-38.50
  Uncle Jeff Guthrie 1/2  1978-01
B3 2000-38.50
  Uncle Jeff Guthrie 2/2   1978-01
B3 2000-38.51
 Lee Hays 1/2  no date
B3 2000-38.51
 Lee Hays 2/2  no date
B3 2000-38.52
 Lee Hays 1/2  1977-10
B3 2000-38.52
 Lee Hays 2/2  1977-10
B3 2000-38.53
 Lee Hays 1/2  1978-05
B3 2000-38.53
 Lee Hays 2/2  1978-05
B3 2000-38.54
 Lee Hays 1/2   1978-05
B3 2000-38.54
 Lee Hays 2/2   1978-05
B3 2000-38.55
 Lee Hays 1/2    1978-05
B3 2000-38.55
 Lee Hays 2/2    1978-05
B4 2000-38.56
 Dorthy Healy 1/2  02/1978
B4 2000-38.56
 Dorthy Healy 2/2  02/1978
B4 2000-38.57
 Fred Hellerman  no date
B4 2000-38.58
 Camilla Horn 1/2 1978-07-08
B4 2000-38.58
 Camilla Horn 2/2 1978-07-08
B4 2000-38.59
Leo Hurwitz 1/2  1978-01-07
B4 2000-38.59
Leo Hurwitz 2/2  1978-01-07
B4 2000-38.60
 Mary Jennings  no date
B4 2000-38.61
 Matt Jennings  no date
B4 2000-38.62
 Matt Jennings  1977-10-11
B4 2000-38.63
 Matt Jennings  1977-11-11
B4 2000-38.64
 Matt Jennings  1977-11-11
B4 2000-38.65
 Peter Kameron  no date
B4 2000-38.66
Stetson Kennedy 1/2  1978-08
B4 2000-38.66
 Stetson Kennedy 2/2 1978-08
B4 2000-38.67
 Millard Lampell 1/2  no date
B4 2000-38.67
 Millard Lampell 2/2  no date
B4 2000-38.68
 Millard Lampell  1978-07
B4 2000-38.69
 Millard Lampell  1978-07
B4 2000-38.70
 Pauline Lee 1/2  1978-11
B4 2000-38.70
 Pauline Lee 2/2  1978-11
B4 2000-38.71
 Harold Leventhal 1/2 1978-06-07
B4 2000-38.71
Harold Leventhal 2/2  1978-06-07
B4 2000-38.72
 Bess Lomax 1/2  1978-12-06
B4 2000-38.72
 Bess Lomax 1/2   1978-12-06
B4 2000-38.73
  Bess Lomax 1/2  1978-12-02
B4 2000-38.73
  Bess Lomax 1/2   1978-12-02
B4 2000-38.74
 Alan Lomax  no date
B5 2000-38.75
 Jimmy Longhi 1/2  no date
B5 2000-38.75
 Jimmy Longhi 2/2  no date
B5 2000-38.76
 Jimmy Longhi  no date
B5 2000-38.77
 Sophie Maslow 1/2  1978-07-06
B5 2000-38.77
 Sophie Maslow 2/2  1978-07-06
B5 2000-38.78
 Sophie Maslow and Max Blatt  no date
B5 2000-38.79
 Floyd Moore 1/2  1978-09-08
B5 2000-38.79
 Floyd Moore 2/2  1978-09-08
B5 2000-38.80
 Violet Pipes   1977-08-11
B5 2000-38.81
 Nick Ray 1/2  1978-03
B5 2000-38.81
 Nick Ray 2/2   1978-03
B5 2000-38.82
 Ed Robbin 1/2  1978-02
B5 2000-38.82
 Ed Robbin 2/2 1978-02
B5 2000-38.83
 Ed Robbin 1/2  1978-02
B5 2000-38.83
 Ed Robbin 2/2  1978-02
B5 2000-38.84
 Pete Seeger  1978-16-03
B5 2000-38.85
 Pete Seeger  no date
B5 2000-38.86
 Earl Robinson 1/2  1978-14-01
B5 2000-38.86
 Earl Robinson 2/2  1978-14-01
B5 2000-38.87
 Earl Robinson  1978-14-01
B5 2000-38.88
 Jolly Robinson and Blanche Konkol  no date
B5 2000-38.89
 Jolly Robinson 1/2  1978-04-06
B5 2000-38.89
 Jolly Robinson 2/2  1978-04-06
B5 2000-38.90
 Rozzie 1/2  1978-09
B5 2000-38.90
 Rozzie 2/2  1978-09
B5 2000-38.91
 Waldo Salt and Roy Busbee 1/2  no date
B5 2000-38.91
 Waldo Salt and Roy Busbee 2/2  no date

 

B6 2000-38.92
Irwin Silber 1/2 1978-30-05
B6 2000-38.92
Irwin Silber 2/2 1978-30-05
B6 2000-38.93
Irwin Silber 1978-31-05
B6 2000-38.94
Arthur Stern 1978-05
B6 2000-38.95
Arthur Stern 1/2 1978-05
B6 2000-38.95
Arthur Stern 2/2 1978-05
B6 2000-38.96
Sonny Terry and Browne McGhee  1978-09-02
B6 2000-38.97
Dr. Whittier 1/2  1978-07
B6 2000-38.97
Dr. Whittier 2/2 1978-07
B6 2000-38.98
 Hally Wood 1/2 1978-06-08
B6 2000-38.98
 Hally Wood 2/2 1978-06-08
B6 2000-38.99
 Hally Wood and Camilla Horne  no date
B6 2000-38.100
 Wortis  1978-07