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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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In the Spotlight

We had a busy week at the Center last week, including a visit from artist Jim James, writer, vocalist, guitarist, and lead singer for My Morning Jacket, and we also have Gustavus Stadler, Professor of English at Haverford College, visiting and researching in the archives.   Related to this topic, in an abstract way, let’s […]

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With a Bold Brush

We have some new permanent additions to the Woody Guthrie Center, and we couldn’t be more pleased! Artist Patrick Geary has donated six large acrylic portraits of Woody Guthrie to the archives. These portraits were created in December 2011 as part of the celebration of Woody’s 100th birthday. They were on display at the Gilcrease […]

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All the Places We’ve Been…

It’s been an incredibly busy week for everyone at the Woody Guthrie Center. Last week I was gone at the Society of American Archivists annual meeting in New Orleans, and I have a lot of catching up to do…almost there! Since the team here at the Center is entirely new (only a few months under […]

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