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.
The Woody Guthrie Archives holds a total of seven scrapbooks related to the life and legacy of Woody Guthrie. These scrapbooks fall into one of three categories: Scrapbooks created by Woody Guthrie; Scrapbooks created by Guthrie family members; and Scrapbooks created by Guthrie’s management office, Harold Leventhal Productions.
Below is a list of scrapbooks in the Woody Guthrie Archives Collection
Scrapbook 1 – “Bound for Glory,” 1943
Scrapbook 2 – Guthrie Family Scrapbook, 1911 – 1945