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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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Woody Guthrie’s Wardy Forty

We encourage all of our followers to consider donating to the Kickstarter campaign to publish Phil Buehler’s new project Woody Guthrie’s Wardy Forty: Greystone Hospital Revisited. This project was done in collaboration with Nora Guthrie and the Woody Guthrie Archives and provides insight into Woody’s years with Huntington’s as seen through his letters, family photos, […]

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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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Turning the Pages of the Scrapbook

One of the best ways to search out a unique view of family memories is through a scrapbook. In addition, many organizations and clubs keep scrapbooks. Not only do scrapbooks display photos in a historical context, moving through the years along side newspaper clippings, ribbons, and other bits of ephemera, but they can also be […]

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