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Woody Guthrie Photographs


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Collection Processed by: Jorge Arévalo Mateus, PhD

Collection Guide Prepared by: Original finding aid was prepared by Jorge’ Arevalo Mateus, PhD; updated by Melissa Kunz, June 2014.

Date Range:

1905-1992 (Bulk 1935-1971)

Extent:

7.5 linear feet (8 boxes of photographs, 1 oversize box of photographs, 3 boxes of negatives)

Provenance:

Marjorie Guthrie & offices of Harold Leventhal

Scope and Content:

Images of Woody Guthrie, including publicity portraits, in performance or studios, informal shots including images with family, friends and other musicians and celebrities; Woody Guthrie “on the road,” in the merchant marine and Army, and in the hospital. Other images include family and friends, events in honor of Woody Guthrie, and places and objects associated with Woody Guthrie.

Language:

No linguistic content.

Access Restrictions:

There are no access restrictions for this collection.

Use Restrictions:

All materials is copyrighted to Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc.

Arrangement:

The photographs and negatives are arranged chronologically into two series. Each series is further divided into sub-series according to the context of the images.

Related Materials:

For related materials please see [X]

List of Series:

Series I: Photos 1- Images with Woody Guthrie

Series I: Subseries 1: Publicity Images (70 images)
Series I: Subseries 2: Informal Shots (10 images)
Series I: Subseries 3: Woody Guthrie in studios (7 images)
Series I: Subseries 4: Performance (20 images)
Series I: Subseries 5: Woody Guthrie with other musicians and celebrities (7 images)
Series I: Subseries 6: Events
Series I: Subseries 7: Woody Guthrie with fans and friends (5 images)
Series I: Subseries 8: On the Road (20 images)
Series I: Subseries 9: Family and Friends (20 images)
Series I: Subseries 10: Woody Guthrie in Army and Merchant Marine (7 images)
Series I: Subseries 11: Woody Guthrie in the Hospital (24 images)

Series II: Photos 2- Family Friends and Events

Series II: Subseries 1: Family and Friends without Woody Guthrie (56 images)
Series II: Subseries 2: Events without Woody Guthrie (106 images)
Series II: Subseries 3: Events: Tribute Concert, Carnegie Hall, 1968 (93 images)
Series II: Subseries 4: Events: Tribute Concert, Hollywood Bowl, 1971 (86 images)
Series II: Subseries 5: Objects (17 images)
Series II: Subseries 6: Places (24 images)
Series II: Subseries 7: Photos from correspondence (5 images)
Series II: Subseries 8: Dust Bowl photos (9 images)

Container List

Series I: Subseries 1: Publicity (70 images)

Box 1 – Folder 1 Publicity photos, Woody Guthrie, 1920s-1930s
Box 1 – Folder 2 Publicity photos, Woody Guthrie, Early 1940s
Box 1 – Folder 3 Publicity photos, Woody Guthrie, ca. 1943, Time Life photos
Box 1 – Folder 4 Publicity photos, Woody Guthrie, 1940s
Box 1 – Folder 5 Publicity photos, Woody Guthrie, Robin Carson photos, 1943
Box 1 – Folder 6 Publicity photos, Woody Guthrie, Sid Grossman, Stechbardt Studios, others, late 1930s-1940s

Series I: Subseries 2: Informal shots (10 images)

Box 2 – Folder 1 Candid Shots

Series I: Subseries 3: Woody Guthrie in studios (7 images)

Box 2 – Folder 2 Woody Guthrie in studios, 1940s

Series I: SubSeries 4: Performance (20 images)

Box 2 – Folder 3 Woody Guthrie in performance, 1930s-1940s
 Box 2 – Folder 4  The Martins and the Coys, 1944
 Box 2 – Folder 5  FDR Bandwagon, 1944

Series I: Subseries 5: Woody Guthrie with other musicians and celebrities (7 images)

 Box 2 – Folder 6  Woody Guthrie with other musicians and celebrities, 1930s-1940s

Series I: Subseries 6: Events (9 images)

 Box 2 – Folder 7  Woody Guthrie and others, Benefit tribute concerts, etc., 1950s

Series I: Subseries 7: Woody Guthrie with fans and friends (5 images)

 Box 2 – Folder 8  Woody Guthrie at Lionel Kilburg’s, 1959

Series I: Subseries 8: On the Road (20 images)

 Box 3 – Folder 1  California, 1939
 Box 3 – Folder 2  California, 1941; Seema Weatherwax photos
 Box 3 – Folder 3 Washington Square Park, 1950s

Series I: Subseries 9: Family and Friends (20 images)

 Box 4 – Folder 1  Woody Guthrie with family members and friends, ca. 1920- ca. 1935
 Box 4 – Folder 2  Woody Guthrie, Mary Jennings Guthrie and children
 Box 4 – Folder 3  Woody Guthrie, Marjorie Mazia Guthrie and children

Series I: Subseries 10: Woody Guthrie in Army and Merchant Marine (7 images)

 Box 4 – Folder 4  Woody Guthrie in Army

Series I: Subseries 11: Woody Guthrie in the Hospital (24 images)

 Box 4 – Folder 5  Woody Guthrie in the hospital

Series II: Subseries 1: Family and friends w/o WG (56 images)

 Box 5 – Folder 1  Guthrie family, without Woody Guthrie
 Box 5 – Folder 2  Marjorie Mazia Guthrie and children w/o Woody Guthrie
 Box 5 – Folder 3  Friends and Associates, w/o Woody Guthrie

Series II: Subseries 2: Events w/o WG (106 images)

 Box 5 – Folder 4  Benefit Party, publication of Robt. Shelton’s book on Woody Guthrie
 Box 5 – Folder 5  Presentation of Interior Dept. Conservation Service Award, 1966
 Box 5 – Folder 6  Party at Local 1199 when CBS issued Woody Guthrie Tribute album
 Box 5 – Folder 7  Filming “Bound for Glory” 1975
 Box 5 – Folder 8  “Bound for Glory” premiere
 Box 5 – Folder 9  Screening of “Bound for Glory” for Farm Workers Union, 1977
 Box 5 – Folder 10  Summerstage O92, Tribute to Woody Guthrie, Carla Gahr photos

Series II: Subseries 3: Events: Tribute Concert, Carnegie Hall, 1968 (93 images)

 Box 6 – Folder 1  Performers on stage
 Box 6 – Folder 2  Backstage
 Box 6 – Folder 3  Audience and fans

Series II: Subseries 4: Events: Tribute Concert, Hollywood Bowl, 1971 (86 images)

 Box 7 – Folder 1  Indoor rehearsal
 Box 7 – Folder 2  Outdoor rehearsal
 Box 7 – Folder 3  Performance

Series II: Subseries 5: Objects (17 images)

 Box 7 – Folder 1  Drawings and Manuscripts by Woody Guthrie
 Box 7 – Folder 2  Art depicting Woody Guthrie

Series II: Subseries 6: Places (24 images)

 Box 7 – Folder 3  Woody Guthrie Substation, Bonneville Power Administration
 Box 7 – Folder 4  Okemah, Oklahoma; Pampa, Texas

Series II: Subseries 7: Photos from correspondence (5 images)

 Box 7 – Folder 5  Photo of man and painting sent by Gerald Gladstone
 Box 7 – Folder 6  Photo of Ellen sent by Nora Guthrie
 Box 7 -Folder 7  Photos sent by Barbie Appleman

Series II: Subseries 8, Dust Bowl photos (9 images)

 Box 7 – Folder 8  Assorted photographs and glass plate negatives depicting the Dust Bowl era, including image by Arthur Rothstein.