Below are the Finding Aids which contextualize and inventory the collections at the Woody Guthrie Center Archives. The Woody Guthrie Archive was originally processed by Musicologist and Archivist Jorge’ Arevalo Mateus, Phd, and is the largest collection of Woody Guthrie primary resource materials in the world.
The archives was transferred to Tulsa from Mount Kisco, New York, with the help of Archivist Tiffany Colannino. Colannino (who managed and headed the archives while they resided in New York) was consulted for the design of the research room, the vault, and she also ensured safe travel for the artifacts and manuscripts to their new home.
The archives research room is open for researchers M-F, 9-5, and not open on weekends or holidays. A research application must be submitted and approved prior to scheduling an appointment with the archivist. For questions about this process please contact our archivist, Kate L. Blalack, MLIS, CA.
Woody Guthrie Archives Small Accessions Collection
Since its inception in 1994, the archives has received over 2000 donations. Small donations (less than 1 linear foot) are dispersed into the Woody Guthrie Archives Small Accessions Collection.
These donations include both published and unpublished materials including (but not limited to); correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, books, miscellaneous printed materials, ephemera and realia. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this collection.
If you have an item you may be interested in donating to the Woody Guthrie Archives, or for more information about donations please see: