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House of Earth – Original Manuscript on Exhibit

We are pleased to announce that we will have the original typed manuscript, House Of Earth, completed by Woody Guthrie in 1947, on exhibit at the Woody Guthrie Center from March – July 2014. This document is on loan from The University of Tulsa, and we are delighted to partner with them in sharing it […]

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The Woody Guthrie Prize Event- Feeling the Joy!

Last night most of the Woody Guthrie Center staff was in New York celebrating the first Woody Guthrie Prize event honoring Pete Seeger. Here in Tulsa we streamed the celebration in the Center’s theater, which became alive with joy and laughter as each story of Pete was recounted by those who love him so much. […]

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Saying Goodbye to and Old Friend

In memory of Pete Seeger, May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014, we have placed a beautiful bronze bust in the Woody Guthrie Center from the archives. This sculpture was created by Natalie Leventhal, the wife of Harold Leventhal, Woody and Pete’s manager. Some people have a voice that echoes beyond a generation and into […]

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In the Works…Over the Holiday Season

The archives has been very busy preparing some exciting exhibits for the coming new year and also switching out artifacts. Please be sure to come and see two newly installed art pieces by Woody Guthrie, which are on loan from the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. This is a rare opportunity to see […]

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“Who are these friends….”

Woody wrote those words 65 years ago; his response to a tragic plane crash in Los Gatos Canyon near Fresno, California, which took the lives of everyone on board the flight, including 28 farmworkers who were returning home to Mexico. Newspaper accounts of the tragedy identified the U.S. flight crew and immigration officers on board, […]

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