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Woody Guthrie Manuscripts Collection


arCollection Processed by: Jorge Arévalo Mateus, PhD

Collection Guide Prepared by: Original finding aid was prepared by Jorge’ Arevalo Mateus, PhD; updated by Kate L. Blalack, May 2014.

Date Range:

1935-1958 (1940-1958, bulk)

Extent:

4.6 linear feet (11 boxes)

Provenance:

Marjorie Guthrie & offices of Harold Leventhal (bulk)

Will Geer (Box 8 Folders 17-30)

Scope and Content:

Collection includes unpublished writing and original manuscripts by Woody Guthrie: books, articles, poems, plays, essays, notes, and aphorisms (including items from Brooklyn State Hospital). The manuscripts include autobiographical material; political writings; musings on love, sex, relationships and family; material on Guthrie’s Merchant Marine service during World War II; and writings about music.

Note:

Published versions of manuscripts are not included.

Language:

Material entirely in English.

Access restrictions:

There are no access restrictions for this collection.

Use restrictions:

All materials is copyrighted to Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc.

Arrangement:

Manuscripts are arranged according to provenance. Miscellaneous items are arranged chronologically and then alphabetically.

Guthrie’s completed and unfinished books constitute the major exceptions to strict chronological arrangement.  Segments of each book have been grouped together, even if written over a lengthy period of time. These books include: I Want To Be Right, Bound For Glory (and its earlier version Boomchasers), Silver Mine (originally part of Bound For Glory and precursor to Seeds of Man), House of Earth, Seeds of Man (and its earlier versions, Study Butte and Foolish Gold), and Ship Story.

List of Series:

Series 1: I Want to Be Right

Series 2: Bound For Glory (and its earlier version, Boomchasers)

Series 3: Silver Mine

Series 4: House of Earth

Series 5: Seeds of Man (and its earlier versions, Study Butte and Foolish Gold)

Series 6: Brooklyn State Hospital Manuscripts

Series 7: Plays / Scripts

Series 8: Ship Story

Series 9: Miscellaneous (Merchant Marine, WWII, Family, & other writings)

Container Lists:

Series 1: I Want to Be Right

Box 1 – Folder 4 I Want to Be Right, chapters 1-2; Unnumbered chapter  March 11, 1941
Box 1 – Folder 5 I Want to Be Right, pp.16-70  c.1941-43
Box 1 – Folder 6 I Want to Be Right, pp. 71-121  c.1941-43
Box 1 – Folder 7 I Want to Be Right, pp.122-170  c.1941-43
Box 1 – Folder 8 I Want to Be Right, Sarah Butcher Sec. (Version 1)  c.1941-43
Box 1 – Folder 9 I Want to Be Right, Sarah Butcher Sec. (Version 2)  c.1941-43

Series 2: Boom Chasers & Bound For Glory

Note: Woody Guthrie Artwork Series 15, #16 includes a listing of Bound for Glory

 Box 1 – Folder 15  Boom Chasers- A Synopsis of the Book   c. 1942
  Box 1 – Folder 16  Boom Chasers – Portions of Chapter 1 and 2   c. 1942
 Box 1 – Folder 17  Boom Chasers – Chapter 1 (pages 1-18)  c. 1942
  Box 1 – Folder 18  Boom Chasers – Chapter One   c. 1942
 Box 1 – Folder 19  Extry Selects [sic]  c. 1942
  Box 1 – Folder 20 The London House   c. 1942
  Box 1 – Folder 21  The Boom Chasers Chapter 1- Soldiers in the Dust   c. 1942
  Box 1 – Folder 22  The Boom Chasers, Notes and Assorted Pages  c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 23 Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Chapter One   c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 24  Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Chapter Two  c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 25  Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Chapter Three  c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 26 Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Cyclone and London  House  c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 27  Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Oil Comes to Okemah  c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 28  Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Big Jim  c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 29  Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Gang House War   c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 30
 Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Oklahoma City   c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 31
Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Return to Okemah    c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 32
Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Sick in the Gang House    c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 33
 Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Pampa    c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 34
 Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Trouble Busting   c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 1 Off to California   c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 2 Dam Job   c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 3 Skid Row   c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 4  Stormy Night   c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 5 Soldiers In The Dust   c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 6 Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Chapter 1  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 7 Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Chapter 2, pp. 1-6  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 8 Bound for Glory (carbon 2); remainder of Chapter 2  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 9 Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Chapter 2, various pages  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 10 Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Chapter 3  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 11 Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Cyclone and London House c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 12 Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Oil Comes to Okemah  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 13 Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Big Jim  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 14 Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Ganghouse War  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 15 Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Oklahoma City  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 16 Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Return to Okemah  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 17 Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Sick in the Ganghouse  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 18 Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Pampa  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 19 Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Trouble Busting  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 20 Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Off to California  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 21 Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Dam Job  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 22 Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Skid Row  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 23 Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Stormy Night  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 24 Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Soldiers In The Dust  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 25 Bound for Glory – It’s A Long Ways
Back To The U.S.A.
c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 26 Bound for Glory – Assorted pages c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 27 Bound for Glory – notes and assorted pages c. 1942
Box 3 – Folder 1 Bound for Glory – Assorted pages April 17, 1942 ; c. 1942
Box 3 – Folder 2 Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Title page, contents  Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 3 Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter I – Soldiers in the Dust  Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 4 Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter II – Empty Snuff Cans  Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 5 Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter V – Mr. Cyclone  Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 6 Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter VI – Boomchasers  Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 7 Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter VII – Cain’t No Gang Whip Us Now  Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 8 Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter VIII – Fire Extinguishers  Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 9 Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter IX – A Fast-Running Train Whistles Down  Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 10 Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter X – The Junking Sack  Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 11 Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter XI – Boy in Search of Something  Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 12 Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter XII – Trouble Busting  Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 13 Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapters XIII, XIV – Off to California ; The House on the Hill Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 14 Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter XV – The Telegram That Never Came  Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 15 Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter XVI – Stormy Night  Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 16 Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter XVII – Extry Selects  Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 17 Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter XVIII – Crossroads  Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 18 Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter XIX – Train Bound for Glory  Nov. 30, 1942

Series 3: Silver Mine

Note: Originally part of Bound For Glory and precursor to Seeds of Man

Box 3 – Folder 19 Silver Mine, pp. 1-15c. c. 1942
Box 3 – Folder 20 Silver Mine, pp. 1-80 c. 1942
Box 3 – Folder 21 Silver Mine, pp. 81-160 c. 1942

Series 4: House of Earth

Note: Original Manuscript is held by the University of Tulsa’s McFarlin Library’s Special Collections and University Archives

Box 3 – Folder 39 House of Earth (copy),  scene from novel October 3, 1946
Box 3 – Folder 40 House of Earth (copy), Chapter One – Termites January 10, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 41 House of Earth (copy), original folder containing Chapter One – Termites January 10, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 42 House of Earth – final[?] version
(item received from the Irving Lerner Estate)
c. 1947

Series 5: Seeds of Man (and its earlier versions Study Butte and Foolish Gold)

Note: The following items in Box 3 of Woody Guthrie’s outgoing correspondence (Correspondence-1) are written on the backs of pages from Study Butte: Box 3 – Folder 3 (Mazia, May 6, 1952, Rocky Run, pp. 224-247; Box 3 – Folder 4 (Mazia, 1952, Last Supper, pp. 209-211); Box 3- Folder 24 (Seegers, c. 1952-53, Squawling Fiddle, p. 120).

Box 5 – Folder 1 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Drip Gas, pp. 1-64
 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 2 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Squawling Fiddle, pp. 47-131
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 3 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Last Supper, pp. 132-211
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 4 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Rocky Run, pp. 212-308
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 5 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Windy Road, pp. 309-323
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 6 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Ranch Of The Sun, pp. 324-412
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 7 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Old Man Rio , pp. 450-457
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 8 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Wine Bucket Girl, pp. 458-473
 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 9 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), The Study Butte , pp. 474-485
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 10 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Mud & Sticks, pp. 486-493
 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 11 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Wine Bucket Girl, pp. 458-473 (carbon copy)
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 12 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), The Study Butte , pp. 474-485 (carbon copy)
 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 13 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Mud & Sticks, pp. 486-500 (carbon copy)
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 14 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Leather Books, pp. 501-516
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 15 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), High Rocks, pp, 517-536
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 16 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Moon Walking, pp. 537-556
c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 17 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Salty Peter, pp. 557-594
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 18 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Big New Boss, pp. 595-637
 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 19 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Foolish Gold, pp. 638-675
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 20 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Tight Blanket, pp. 676-699
 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 21 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Long Haul, pp. 700-726
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 22 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Big Visit, pp. 727-748
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 23 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Thorny Days, pp. 749-770
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 24 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Thirsty Nights, pp. 771-801
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 25 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Solid Meat, pp. 802-825
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 26 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Laffing Nuggets, pp. 826-843
 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 27 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings) [photocopy], Chapter 1 – Drip Gas, p. 1; pp. 1-64
 1953
Box 6 – Folder 1 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings) [photocopy], Chapter 2 – Detour (1 of 2), pp. 65 – 134
 1953
Box 6 – Folder 2 Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings) [photocopy], Chapter 2 – Detour (2 of 2), pp. 134A-182
 1953
Box 6 – Folder 3 Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Drip Gas, pp. 1-43  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 4 Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Squawling Fiddle, pp. 43-131  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 5 Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Last Supper, pp. 133-208  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 6 Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Rocky Run, pp. 212-308  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 7 Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Windy Road, pp. 309-324  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 8 Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Ranch Of The Sun, pp. 325-448  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 9 Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Old Man Rio , pp. 449-456  c. 1947-48, 1953
 Note: (see Box 5 – Folders 11-13 for pp. 458-493)  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 10 Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Mud & Sticks, pp. 494-500 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 11 Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Leather Books, pp. 501-516  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 12 Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] High Rocks, pp, 517-536  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 13 Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Moon Walking, pp. 537-556  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 14 Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Salt Peter, pp. 557-594  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 15 Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Big New Boss, pp. 595-637  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 16 Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Foolish Gold, pp. 638-675  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 17 Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Tight Blanket, pp. 676-699  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 18 Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Long Haul, pp. 700-726  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 19 Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Big Visit, pp. 727-748  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 20 Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Thorny Days, pp. 749-770  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 21 Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Thirsty Nights, pp. 771-801  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 22 Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Solid Meat, pp. 802-825  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 23 Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Laffing Nuggets, pp. 826-843  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 24 Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Study Butte , pp. 1-3 c. 1947-48, 1953  c. 1947-48, 1953

Series 5: Brooklyn State Hospital Manuscripts

Note: See also Series 6: Plays/Scripts

Box 7 – Folder 40 Brooklyn State Hospital manuscripts July – August 1952
Box 7 – Folder 41 Brooklyn State Hospital manuscripts August 1952
Box 7 – Folder 42 Brooklyn State Hospital manuscripts August 1952
Box 8 – Folder 1 -3 Brooklyn State Hospital manuscripts August – September 1952
Box 8 – Folder 4 “Dear Woody, Dear Marjorie: Dear Tony:” (pp. 1-124) September 1952
Box 8 – Folder 5 Dear Woody, Dear Marjorie: Dear Tony:” (pp. 125-248) September 1952
Box 8 – Folder 6 “Earth spins below us …” 1952
Box 8 – Folder 7 Tweedle Atcheson & Tweedle Eden November 1952
Box 8 – Folder 9 Florida manuscripts (thirteen items) March – June 1953
Box 8 – Folder 10 Topanga Canyon manuscripts (five items) August – October 1953
Box 8 – Folder 11 Arlo’s Whale; Documentary: French Canadian 1953
Box 9 – Folder 1  Brooklyn State Hospital (Greystone)  1955
Box 9 – Folder 2 Brooklyn State Hospital (Greystone)  1953-1955
Box 9 – Folder 3  The Forsaken Bible 1956
Box 9 – Folder 4  Brooklyn State Hospital (Greystone) 1956-1957
Box 9 – Folder 5  Brooklyn State Hospital (Greystone) pt.1  1958
Box 9 – Folder 6  Brooklyn State Hospital (Greystone) pt.2  1958

Series 6: Plays / Scripts

Box 8 – Folder 12 Buffalo Skinners January 1954
Box 8 – Folder 13 Ranger’s Command January 1954
Box 8 – Folder 14 Harriet Tubman mid-March 1954
Box 8 – Folder 15 Furguson Brothers Killing March 1954
Box 8 – Folder 16 Skybally 1954
Box 8 – Folder 17 Bottom Doller January 23, 1954
Box 8 – Folder 18 Big Super January 1954
Box 8 – Folder 19 Billy The Kid January 1954
Box 8 – Folder 20 Gypsy Davy January 1954
Box 8 – Folder 21 My Whore February 12, 1954
Box 8 – Folder 22 Tom Joad February 14, 1954
Box 8 – Folder 23 Mathew Kimes February 1954
Box 8 – Folder 24 Whaley Tail February 1954
Box 8 – Folder 25 1913 Massacre c. April 10, 1954
Box 8 – Folder 26 Ludlow Massacre mid-April 1954
Box 8 – Folder 27 Axeploited April 1954
Box 8 – Folder 28 Pretty Boy Floyd 1954
Box 8 – Folder 29 Public Debt 1954
Box 8 – Folder 30 Worst Gun Battle 1954
Box 8 – Folder 31 Songs of Struggle and Protest, pp. 1-117 September 1954
Box 8 – Folder 32 Songs of Struggle and Protest, pp. 118-229, 261-267
(see also Manuscripts-2, Box 1 , Folder 28)
September 1954
Box 8 – Folder 33 “I think I listen my hardest and listen my loudest …” October 1954
Box 8 – Folder 34 No Help Known December 11, 1954
Box 8 – Folder 35 Seeds of Man December 11, 1954
Box 8 – Folder 36 My Bible December 31, 1954

Series 8: Ship Story

Box 10 – Folder 1
Ship Story Cover Envelope
Box 10 – Folder 2
 Outline
Box 10 – Folder 3  The Story I will  Tell (pp. 1-12)
Box 10 – Folder 4  Chapter II: Flashback (pp. 44- 122)
Box 10 – Folder 5  Inserts..Hoboken: The Will Bee
Box 10 – Folder 6  Baltimore (pp. 1-40)
Box 10 – Folder 7  Baltimore (pp. 1-13)
Box 10 – Folder 8  New Deal (pp. 1-51)
Box 10 – Folder 9  Baltimore (pp. 1-13)
Box 10 – Folder 10  Old Man (pp. 1-9)
Box 10 – Folder 11  Cactus Apples (pp. 1-30)
Box 10 – Folder 12  insert…Beauty’s Self
Box 10 – Folder 13  Ship Story [carbon copy]
Box 10 – Folder 14  insert…Hoboken
Box 10 – Folder 15  You Talk Soap (pp. 1-7)
Box 10 – Folder 16 Table of Contents
Box 10 – Folder 17  The Story I Will Tell (pp. 1-12)
Box 10 – Folder 18  Shelter Struck (pp. 1-43)
Box 10 – Folder 19  Flash Back (pp. 44- 122)
Box 10 – Folder 20  Seamans Papers (pp. 123-154)
Box 10 – Folder 21 The Will Bee (pp.155-207m)
Box 10 – Folder 22  Inserts…Hoboken: The Willy Bee
Box 10 – Folder 23  The Stuka (pp.1-4)
Box 10 – Folder 24  The Bomb (pp. 2- 15)
Box 10 – Folder 25  Newspaper (1, 3-4, 6)
Box 10 – Folder 26  Pantry Pranks (pp.1-6); Pranks in the Pantry (pp. 1-11)
Box 10 – Folder 27  Torpedoes (pp. 8-14)
Box 10 – Folder 28 Rock of Gib (pp. 1-14)
Box 10 – Folder 29  Eighteen Days (pp.1-10; 37-43); Eighteen Days (pp. 1-15); Eighteen Days (unnumbered)
Box 10 – Folder 30  “It Was a Rough Night”
Box 10 – Folder 31  You Talk Soap (pp. 1-4)
Box 10 – Folder 32  “Pat Walked Out of the Bunk Room…”
Box 10 – Folder 33 Conflicts
Box 10 – Folder 34  A Day on the Mediterranean (pp. 2-4)
Box 10 – Folder 35  “Around this ship…”; A Boy With A Tattooed Heart”
Box 10 – Folder 36  “Around This Ship”
Box 10 – Folder 37 The Story I Will Tell (pp. 11-13) ; sex scene/insert
Box 10 – Folder 38 The Order of the Chapters
Box 10 – Folder 39 Tin Cans and Tin Spoons (pp.50-52)
Box 10 – Folder 40
Sunset (pp. 1-2)

Series 9: Miscellaneous (Merchant Marine, WWII, Family, & other writings)

 

Box 1 – Folder 2 eight items 1940; 1940[?]
Box 1 – Folder 3.1 The Railroad Cricket; The Singing Cricket; Dialogue — Sue and Teeny January 30, 1941
Box 1 – Folder 03.2  “Every single human being…”; “Today is lonesome and sad…” 1941[?]
Box 1- Folder 11 Hard Hitting Songs By Hard Hit People c. 1941
Box 1 – Folder 12 Union Show Troup c. 1941
 Box 1 – Folder 13 Woody Says….The Almanac Singers…. c. 1941
 Box 1 – Folder 14.1 Anybody;The Wide Awakes March 13, 1942March 16, 1942
Box 1 – Folder 14.2
Motor Idling about Women (photocopy)  April 17, 1942
 Box 1 – Folder 14.3 Railroad Cannon Ball Gazette;My Letter to The Dancers About A Letter to the World July, 1942c. 1942
Box 3 – Folder 61 Foolish Gold c. 1947-48
Box 3 – Folder 43 The Reckless Observer; loveless […..] January 1, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 44 The Bowery and Me January 14, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 45
Box 3 – Folder 46 Singing High Balladree January 23, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 47 Passports And Me January 25, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 48 Rozzy The Sea Girl January 26, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 49 My Best Songs February 6, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 50 seven items Feb. 8- March 3, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 51 Midnite Special March 4, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 52 eight items March 5-14, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 53 More Than Places; All of You March 31, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 54 Seaman’s Fone Call March 21, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 55 thirty items May – June 23, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 56.1 Three Ballads by Abraham Lincoln June 24, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 56.2 re: Cathy Guthrie, Phelps-Dodge strike June 29, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 56.3 Mike Quin
Here’s A Tale A Feller Told Me (see also August 31, 1947
Manuscripts 2, Box 1 , Folder 14, Item 1)
August 17, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 57
Box 3 – Folder 58 And More Talk 1947
Box 3 – Folder 59 Cathy Ann Guthrie
Box 3 – Folder 60 1947
Box 3 – Folder 22 War Songs And Work Songs c. 1942
Box 3 – Folder 23 World Hope c. 1942
Box 3 – Folder 24 “Your words of wisdom” June 10, 1943
Box 4 – Folder 1 “Seaman’s Union Radio”; “Hello Readers and Everybody on the Daily Worker Staff”; Dark Lit Wintery Night”; “It Has Always Been”; “People Are Words” [18 pages] Nov. 3-29, 1943
Box 4 – Folder 2 Life¹s Other Side – Chapter 2 1943[?]
Box 4 – Folder 3 “Easy To See”; “Odd Ones”; “For Your Own Good”; “MV John Erickson”; “Washing Dishes”; “What Is The Sea” [seven pages] c. 1943-1944
Box 4 – Folder 4 Words on these Waters; After the Fashion of Walt Whitman: I Go Singing Of Bellies; Gunners Card Game March 11, 1944
Box 4 – Folder 05 re “Songs by Leadbelly”; re Merchant Marine, D-Day; re Merchant Marine living, working conditions; Barn Loft; re folk music, WWII, politics April 16, 1944
Box 4 – Folder 6 Postage Stamp July 19, 1944
Box 4 – Folder07 Folk Music July 25, 1944
Box 4 – Folder 08 Songs For Victory: music for political action August 8, 1944
Box 4 – Folder 09 Singing Troopship August 30, 1944
Box 4 – Folder 10 Train Smoke September 26, 1944
Box 4 – Folder 11 I’ve Got to Write A Wild Axe Handle Blues October 1944
Box 4 – Folder 12 I Went By Myself; Pictures October 1944
Box 4 – Folder 13 Cathy and Dinny November 27, 1944
Box 4 – Folder 14 WNEW – 1st Program December 3, 1944
Box 4 – Folder 15 Write It Right December 14, 1944
Box 4 – Folder 16 eight items 1944
Box 4 – Folder 17 Asch Recordings – liner notes[?] 1944[?]
Box 4 – Folder 18 Britain ‘s Hardwall c. 1944
Box 4 – Folder 19 Folksay Album #1 c. 1944
Box 4 – Folder 20 Folksay: Asch Album Number 432 c. 1944
Box 4 – Folder 21 re the sea c. 1944
Box 4 – Folder 22.1 three items c. 1944
Box 4 – Folder 22.2 Ten Songs c. 1944-45
Box 4 – Folder 23.1 six items 1945; c. 1945
Box 4 – Folder 23.2 Cavalcade of American Song; WWII
Box 4 – Folder “The main thing is fun.”
Box 4 – Folder 24 seven items March 13-17, 1946
Box 4 – Folder 25 Peoples Songs and Its People March 19, 1946
Box 4 – Folder 26 On Ballad Singers March 20, 1946
Box 4 – Folder 27 six items March 25-31, 1946
Box 4 – Folder 28 fifteen items April – May, 1946
Box 4 – Folder 29 Cathy Puts Sandman To Sleep June 1946
Box 4 – Folder 30 Stackabones June 1946
Box 4 – Folder (with related correspondence) July-August 1946
Box 4 – Folder 31 Songs, People, Papers … September 1, 1946
Box 4 – Folder 32 five items Sept – Nov., 1946
Box 4 – Folder 33 Child Sitting Dec. 14, 1946
Box 4 – Folder 34 Me and Ingrid Dec, 30, 1946
Box 4 – Folder 35 Big Papers Dig Own Graves 1946
Box 4 – Folder 36 Hoodis 1946
Box 4 – Folder 37 I Married A Dancer 1946
Box 4 – Folder 38.1 My People 1946
Box 4 – Folder 38.2 love story re dancer c. 1946
Box 7 – Folder 1 “If all of the good things Cathy done…” January 15, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 1 Busting Bubbles January 17, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 2 Comics That Ain’t Funny January 17, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 3 It’s Not Because January 19, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 3 Ranian’s Finbow: A Letter to Pearly Lang. January 25, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 3 Baldness January 24, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 3 Nite of Love January 26, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 3 Pot of Life January 29, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 3 [oversize box The Seed of Man] January 28,1948
Box 7 – Folder 3.1 Love Letters February 25, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 4 High Balladry February 1948
Box 7 – Folder 5 About Marjorie Mazia (Guthrie) (2 versions) c. February 1948
Box 7 – Folder 6 How To Make Up A Balladsong And Get Away With It March 8, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 7 twenty-one items March 15-26, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 8 forty-two items Mar. 30 – May 31, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 9 three items June 1-7, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 10 Us Kids June 8, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 10 (with related correspondence) (July 13, 1948)
Box 7 – Folder 11 fifteen items June 9-17, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 12 eleven items July 7-24, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 13 Songs To Grow On July, August 1948
Box 7 – Folder 14 Ditzy Greenblatt pieces (four pieces by “Ditzy Greenblatt”) July, August 1948
Box 7 – Folder 15 eighteen items August-October 1948
Box 7 – Folder 16 six items 1948
Box 7 – Folder 17 My Ideas About the Use of Peoples Songs in the Progressive Party
Movement to Elect Henry Wallace and Glen Taylor
January 9, 11, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 18 My Ideas About the Use of Peoples Songs in the Progressive Party: Movement to Elect Henry Wallace and Glen Taylor (ms. submitted to Peoples Songs, with editors’ note) [item sent by Pete Seeger to Harold Leventhal, 1990] January 9, 11, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 19 fourteen items Jan. 11 – May 9, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 20 Presidents For Peaceful Peace May 11, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 21 Dirty Dishes May 16, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 22 The Maddox Brothers & Rose May 20, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 23.1 twenty-seven items May 24 – June 1949
Box 7 – Folder 23.2 Ethnic Folkway Library — record reviews May – June 1949
Box 7 – Folder 24 The People Of The United States vs. Woodrow Wilson (Woody) Guthrie in regard to: Obscene Letters mailed to: Mary Ruth Crissman, Orland, California – A Statement Of The Facts July 6, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 25 re “old hurried notes” July 19, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 26 To Emma Lazarus [oversize box My Man; Out of Work July 31, 1949] July 22, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 27 Lock Jaw July 31, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 27 New London Lady August 12, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 28 Cowboy Ranch (with cover letter) (November 24, 1949) September 19, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 29 Little Thoughts About Atoms September 1949
Box 7 – Folder 30 Day Lost 1949
Box 7 – Folder 30 “These are all things I don’t know…” 1949
Box 7 – Folder 31 four items 1950
Box 7 – Folder 32 three items 1951
Box 7 – Folder 33 five items February – March 1952
Box 7 – Folder 34 Funny Money c. April 14, 1952
Box 7 – Folder 35 Damp Eyes April 17, 1952
Box 7 – Folder 36 Seeds of Man April 17, 1952
Box 7 – Folder 37 Some More Alcohol April 26, 1952
Box 7 – Folder 38 Alcohol And Me And All of You Around Okemah April 1952
Box 7 – Folder 39 Kings County Hospital writings July 1952