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Knee Deep in Phil Ochs Processing

With the Phil Ochs Collection out of isolation and now acclimated to the environment, my intern, Elizabeth Dahl, and I have begun the intense task of preserving and making sense of it all. We have stabilized the 78s, LPs, cassettes, VHS, Beta, U-Matic, and various other audio and film reels, and we are now preparing […]

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“Woody Sez”

During his time in California Woody favored himself a newspaper columnist. His dry wit and skill with an artist’s pen added to the popularity of his column “Woody Sez,” in the People’s Daily World, a progressive newspaper of the time. Here in the archives we have a bound volume from 1939 of this newspaper, which features […]

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Announcing the 12th Annual BMI Fellowship

We are please to announce our continued partnership with BMI Foundation to encourage and support academic research in our archives. The filing period for proposals is now open until Wednesday, February 1, 2017. First established in 2005, the Woody Guthrie Fellowship seeks to encourage unique exploration into the life and legacy of one of the most […]

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Woody Guthrie Prize Guitar Auction

A beautiful Alvarez acoustic guitar, donated by Guitar House in Tulsa, signed by all the artists who performed at the 3rd Annual Woody Guthrie Prize, Kris Kristofferson, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Rodney Crowell, John Flynn, Danny Timms, and Scott Musick. [wpauction id=”1″ /]

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Newly Donated Items to the Archives

We are especially pleased to announce our recent acquisitions to the Woody Guthrie Center Archives. Since our inception, we have been continually growing our research materials and adding historically-relevant contextual information to strengthen our base. We find so much value in learning more about how Woody’s contributions to the realms of social justice, music, and […]

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What Would Woody Be Writing About Today?

What Would Woody Be Writing About Today? We are often asked this question, and we are positive that Woody would have many things to say about the situations that face us in today’s world. The division between the haves and the have-nots continues to grow, so we are confident he would be writing, drawing, and singing about […]

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