Joe Klein Interviews Collection

Joe Klein Interviews Collection

Below is the finding aid that contextualizes and inventories this special collection at the Woody Guthrie Center Archives. Interested researchers must fill out an application prior to scheduling an appointment with the archivist.

Collection Processed by: Jorge Arévalo Mateus, PhD

Collection Guide Prepared by: Original finding aid was prepared by Jorge’ Arevalo Mateus, PhD; updated by Caleb Bissinger, January 2008; updated by Kate L. Blalack, July 2014.

Date Range:

1976-1979

Extent:

3.25 linear feet (15 boxes)

Provenance:

Joe Klein

Biographical Sketch:

Joe Klein is an American journalist and author. Among other publications, Joe Klein wrote a biography of Woody Guthrie entitled, Woody Guthrie: A Life, published in 1980. These interviews were conducted by Joe Klein while collecting data for this book.

Scope and Content:

Joe Klein interviewed approximately 100 individuals who knew Guthrie during his life. These tapes –which have been digitally transferred from the original audiocassettes onto CD– are a unique source of information not only on Guthrie, but also on those individuals being interviewed. Conducted in the 1980’s, the interviews feature first-hand accounts from those close to Guthrie, many of whom were never interviewed elsewhere.

Language:

Materials Entirely in English

Access restrictions:

There are no access restrictions.

Use restrictions:

All materials are subject to copyright.

Arrangement:

Materials are arranged alphabetically.

Related Materials:

Woody Guthrie Center’s Collection Guides

The Woody Guthrie Papers – Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Woody Guthrie Manuscript Collection, 1935-1950

Container Lists:

B1  2000-38.01
Almanacs 1/2 1978-02-06
B1  2000-38.01
Almanacs 2/2 1978-02-06
B1  2000-38.02Almanacs 1/2 1978-02-06
B1  2000-38.02Almanacs 2/2 1978-02-06
B1  2000-38.03
Jackie Alper 1/2 1978-11
B1  2000-38.03
Jackie Alper 2/2 1978-11
B1  2000-38.04
Amalee 1/2 1978-01
B1  2000-38.04Amalee 2/2 1978-01
B1  2000-38.05
Amalee 1978-01
B1  2000-38.06
Anneka (Anneke van Kirk) 1/2 1979-02
B1  2000-38.06
Anneka (Anneke van Kirk) 2/21979-02
B1  2000-38.07
 Moe Asch I (interview one) 1977-12
B1  2000-38.08 Moe Ash II (interview two) 1977-12
B1  2000-38.09
 Cluster Baker 1/2 no date
B1  2000-38.09
 Cluster Baker 2/2 no date
B1  2000-38.10
 Bina Bernard 1/21979-11
B1  2000-38.10
Bina Bernard 2/21979-11
B1  2000-38.11
Bina Bernard1979-11
B1  2000-38.12
Bonneville Dam Administrationno date
B1  2000-38.13
 Al Brackman 1978-07
B1  2000-38.14
 Oscar Brand 1/21978-25-05
B1  2000-38.14
 Oscar Brand 2/2 1978-25-05
B1  2000-38.15
 Mary Boyle 1/2 1978-01
B1  2000-38.15
 Mary Boyle 2/2 1978-01
B1  2000-38.16
  Mary Boyle 1/2  1978-01
B1  2000-38.17
 Mary Boyle 1/21978-24-01
B1  2000-38.17
 Mary Boyle 2/21978-24-01
B1  2000-38.18
 Mary Boyle1978-24-01
B2  2000-38.19
 Mrs. Chowning1977-05-11
B2  2000-38.20
Cowrin/Taylorno date
B2  2000-38.21
Lefty Lou Crissman 1/2no date
B2  2000-38.21
lefty Lou Crissman 2/2no date
B2  2000-38.22
Lefty Lou Crissman 1/2 no date
B2  2000-38.22
Lefty Lou Crissman 2/2 no date
B2  2000-38.23
 Sis Cunningham/Gordon Frieson 1/21978-05
B2  2000-38.23
 Sis Cunningham/Gordon Frieson 2/21978-05
B2  2000-38.24
 Sis Cunningham/Gordon Frieson1978-05
B2  2000-38.25
 Dill 1977-10-11
B2  2000-38.26
 Mary-Jo Edgmon 1/2 1977-11
B2  2000-38.26
 Mary-Jo Edgmon 2/2 1977-11
B2  2000-38.27
 Mary-Jo Edgmon 1977-11
B2  2000-38.28
 Mary-Jo Edgmon 1/2 1977-11
B2  2000-38.28
 Mary-Jo Edgmon 2/2 1977-11
B2  2000-38.29
 Jack Elliot 1978-25-01
B2  2000-38.30
 Henry Faulk no date
B2  2000-38.31
Henry Faulk no date
B2 2000-38.32
Will Geerno date
B2 2000-38.33
Herta Geer 1/2no date
B2 2000-38.33
Herta Geer 2/2no date
B2 2000-38.34
Geneva (?) 1/21977-07-11
B2 2000-38.34
Geneva (?) 2/21977-07-11
B2 2000-38.35
Tom Glazer 1978-10
B2 2000-38.36
 Gleasons 1/2 no date
B2 2000-38.36
 Gleasons 2/2no date
B2 2000-38.37
Gleasons 1/2no date
B2 2000-38.37
Gleasons 2/2no date
B2 2000-38.38
Gigi Gordon1978-08
B3 2000-38.39
Gigi Gordon and Grace Newbern no date
B3 2000-38.40
 Marjorie Guthrie 1977-04-11
B3 2000-38.41
 Claude Guthrie 1/2 1977-04-11
B3 2000-38.41
 Claude Guthrie 2/2 1977-04-11
B3 2000-38.42
 George Guthrie 1/2 1978-01-26
B3 2000-38.42
 George Guthrie 2/2  1978-01-26
B3 2000-38.43
 Ann Guthrie 1977-09
B3 2000-38.44
 Marjorie Guthrie 1976-15-12
B3 2000-38.45
  Marjorie Guthrie 1/2 no date
B3 2000-38.45
  Marjorie Guthrie 2/2 no date
B3 2000-38.46
  Marjorie Guthrie 1/2 no date
B3 2000-38.46
  Marjorie Guthrie 2/2 no date
B3 2000-38.47
  Marjorie Guthrie 1/2 no date
B3 2000-38.47
  Marjorie Guthrie 2/2 no date
B3 2000-38.48
  Marjorie Guthrie 1977-28-10
B3 2000-38.49
 Uncle Jeff Guthrie 1/2 1978-01
B3 2000-38.49
  Uncle Jeff Guthrie 2/2 1978-01
B3 2000-38.50
  Uncle Jeff Guthrie 1/2 1978-01
B3 2000-38.50
  Uncle Jeff Guthrie 2/2  1978-01
B3 2000-38.51
 Lee Hays 1/2 no date
B3 2000-38.51
 Lee Hays 2/2 no date
B3 2000-38.52
 Lee Hays 1/2 1977-10
B3 2000-38.52
 Lee Hays 2/2 1977-10
B3 2000-38.53
 Lee Hays 1/2 1978-05
B3 2000-38.53
 Lee Hays 2/2 1978-05
B3 2000-38.54
 Lee Hays 1/2  1978-05
B3 2000-38.54
 Lee Hays 2/2  1978-05
B3 2000-38.55
 Lee Hays 1/2   1978-05
B3 2000-38.55
 Lee Hays 2/2   1978-05
B4 2000-38.56
 Dorthy Healy 1/2 02/1978
B4 2000-38.56
 Dorthy Healy 2/2 02/1978
B4 2000-38.57
 Fred Hellerman no date
B4 2000-38.58
 Camilla Horn 1/21978-07-08
B4 2000-38.58
 Camilla Horn 2/21978-07-08
B4 2000-38.59
Leo Hurwitz 1/2 1978-01-07
B4 2000-38.59
Leo Hurwitz 2/2 1978-01-07
B4 2000-38.60
 Mary Jennings no date
B4 2000-38.61
 Matt Jennings no date
B4 2000-38.62
 Matt Jennings 1977-10-11
B4 2000-38.63
 Matt Jennings 1977-11-11
B4 2000-38.64
 Matt Jennings 1977-11-11
B4 2000-38.65
 Peter Kameron no date
B4 2000-38.66
Stetson Kennedy 1/2 1978-08
B4 2000-38.66
 Stetson Kennedy 2/21978-08
B4 2000-38.67
 Millard Lampell 1/2 no date
B4 2000-38.67
 Millard Lampell 2/2 no date
B4 2000-38.68
 Millard Lampell 1978-07
B4 2000-38.69
 Millard Lampell 1978-07
B4 2000-38.70
 Pauline Lee 1/2 1978-11
B4 2000-38.70
 Pauline Lee 2/2 1978-11
B4 2000-38.71
 Harold Leventhal 1/21978-06-07
B4 2000-38.71
Harold Leventhal 2/2 1978-06-07
B4 2000-38.72
 Bess Lomax 1/2 1978-12-06
B4 2000-38.72
 Bess Lomax 1/2  1978-12-06
B4 2000-38.73
  Bess Lomax 1/2 1978-12-02
B4 2000-38.73
  Bess Lomax 1/2  1978-12-02
B4 2000-38.74
 Alan Lomax no date
B5 2000-38.75
 Jimmy Longhi 1/2 no date
B5 2000-38.75
 Jimmy Longhi 2/2 no date
B5 2000-38.76
 Jimmy Longhi no date
B5 2000-38.77
 Sophie Maslow 1/2 1978-07-06
B5 2000-38.77
 Sophie Maslow 2/2 1978-07-06
B5 2000-38.78
 Sophie Maslow and Max Blatt no date
B5 2000-38.79
 Floyd Moore 1/2 1978-09-08
B5 2000-38.79
 Floyd Moore 2/2 1978-09-08
B5 2000-38.80
 Violet Pipes  1977-08-11
B5 2000-38.81
 Nick Ray 1/2 1978-03
B5 2000-38.81
 Nick Ray 2/2  1978-03
B5 2000-38.82
 Ed Robbin 1/2 1978-02
B5 2000-38.82
 Ed Robbin 2/21978-02
B5 2000-38.83
 Ed Robbin 1/2 1978-02
B5 2000-38.83
 Ed Robbin 2/2 1978-02
B5 2000-38.84
 Pete Seeger 1978-16-03
B5 2000-38.85
 Pete Seeger no date
B5 2000-38.86
 Earl Robinson 1/2 1978-14-01
B5 2000-38.86
 Earl Robinson 2/2 1978-14-01
B5 2000-38.87
 Earl Robinson 1978-14-01
B5 2000-38.88
 Jolly Robinson and Blanche Konkol no date
B5 2000-38.89
 Jolly Robinson 1/2 1978-04-06
B5 2000-38.89
 Jolly Robinson 2/2 1978-04-06
B5 2000-38.90
 Rozzie 1/2 1978-09
B5 2000-38.90
 Rozzie 2/2 1978-09
B5 2000-38.91
 Waldo Salt and Roy Busbee 1/2 no date
B5 2000-38.91
 Waldo Salt and Roy Busbee 2/2 no date
B6 2000-38.92
Irwin Silber 1/21978-30-05
B6 2000-38.92
Irwin Silber 2/21978-30-05
B6 2000-38.93
Irwin Silber1978-31-05
B6 2000-38.94
Arthur Stern1978-05
B6 2000-38.95
Arthur Stern 1/21978-05
B6 2000-38.95
Arthur Stern 2/21978-05
B6 2000-38.96
Sonny Terry and Browne McGhee 1978-09-02
B6 2000-38.97
Dr. Whittier 1/2 1978-07
B6 2000-38.97
Dr. Whittier 2/21978-07
B6 2000-38.98
 Hally Wood 1/21978-06-08
B6 2000-38.98
 Hally Wood 2/21978-06-08
B6 2000-38.99
 Hally Wood and Camilla Horne no date
B6 2000-38.100
 Wortis 1978-07