Woody Guthrie Manuscripts Collection

Woody Guthrie Manuscripts 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.

arCollection Processed by: Jorge Arévalo Mateus, PhD

Collection Guide Prepared by: Original finding aid was prepared by Jorge’ Arevalo Mateus, PhD; updated by Kate L. Blalack, May 2014.

Date Range:

1935-1958 (1940-1958, bulk)

Extent:

4.6 linear feet (11 boxes)

Provenance:

Marjorie Guthrie & offices of Harold Leventhal (bulk)

Will Geer (Box 8 Folders 17-30)

Scope and Content:

Collection includes unpublished writing and original manuscripts by Woody Guthrie: books, articles, poems, plays, essays, notes, and aphorisms (including items from Brooklyn State Hospital). The manuscripts include autobiographical material; political writings; musings on love, sex, relationships and family; material on Guthrie’s Merchant Marine service during World War II; and writings about music.

Note:

Published versions of manuscripts are not included.

Language:

Material entirely in English.

Access restrictions:

There are no access restrictions for this collection.

Use restrictions:

All materials is copyrighted to Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc.

Arrangement:

Manuscripts are arranged according to provenance. Miscellaneous items are arranged chronologically and then alphabetically.

Guthrie’s completed and unfinished books constitute the major exceptions to strict chronological arrangement.  Segments of each book have been grouped together, even if written over a lengthy period of time. These books include: I Want To Be Right, Bound For Glory (and its earlier version Boomchasers), Silver Mine (originally part of Bound For Glory and precursor to Seeds of Man), House of EarthSeeds of Man (and its earlier versions, Study Butte and Foolish Gold), and Ship Story.

List of Series:

Series 1: I Want to Be Right

Series 2: Bound For Glory (and its earlier version, Boomchasers)

Series 3: Silver Mine

Series 4: House of Earth

Series 5: Seeds of Man (and its earlier versions, Study Butte and Foolish Gold)

Series 6: Brooklyn State Hospital Manuscripts

Series 7: Plays / Scripts

Series 8: Ship Story

Series 9: Miscellaneous (Merchant Marine, WWII, Family, & other writings)

Container Lists:

SERIES 1: I WANT TO BE RIGHT

Box 1 – Folder 4I Want to Be Right, chapters 1-2; Unnumbered chapter March 11, 1941
Box 1 – Folder 5I Want to Be Right, pp.16-70 c.1941-43
Box 1 – Folder 6I Want to Be Right, pp. 71-121 c.1941-43
Box 1 – Folder 7I Want to Be Right, pp.122-170 c.1941-43
Box 1 – Folder 8I Want to Be Right, Sarah Butcher Sec. (Version 1) c.1941-43
Box 1 – Folder 9I Want to Be Right, Sarah Butcher Sec. (Version 2) c.1941-43

SERIES 2: BOOM CHASERS & BOUND FOR GLORY

Note: Woody Guthrie Artwork Series 15, #16 includes a listing of Bound for Glory

 Box 1 – Folder 15 Boom Chasers- A Synopsis of the Book  c. 1942
  Box 1 – Folder 16 Boom Chasers – Portions of Chapter 1 and 2  c. 1942
 Box 1 – Folder 17 Boom Chasers – Chapter 1 (pages 1-18) c. 1942
  Box 1 – Folder 18 Boom Chasers – Chapter One  c. 1942
 Box 1 – Folder 19 Extry Selects [sic] c. 1942
  Box 1 – Folder 20The London House  c. 1942
  Box 1 – Folder 21 The Boom Chasers Chapter 1- Soldiers in the Dust  c. 1942
  Box 1 – Folder 22 The Boom Chasers, Notes and Assorted Pages c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 23Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Chapter One  c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 24 Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Chapter Two c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 25 Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Chapter Three c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 26Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Cyclone and London  House c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 27 Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Oil Comes to Okemah c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 28 Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Big Jim c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 29 Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Gang House War  c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 30
 Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Oklahoma City  c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 31
Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Return to Okemah   c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 32
Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Sick in the Gang House   c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 33
 Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Pampa   c. 1942
Box 1 – Folder 34
 Bound For Glory (Carbon 1)- Trouble Busting  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 1Off to California  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 2Dam Job  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 3Skid Row  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 4 Stormy Night  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 5Soldiers In The Dust  c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 6Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Chapter 1 c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 7Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Chapter 2, pp. 1-6 c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 8Bound for Glory (carbon 2); remainder of Chapter 2 c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 9Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Chapter 2, various pages c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 10Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Chapter 3 c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 11Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Cyclone and London Housec. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 12Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Oil Comes to Okemah c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 13Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Big Jim c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 14Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Ganghouse War c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 15Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Oklahoma City c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 16Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Return to Okemah c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 17Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Sick in the Ganghouse c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 18Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Pampa c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 19Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Trouble Busting c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 20Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Off to California c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 21Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Dam Job c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 22Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Skid Row c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 23Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Stormy Night c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 24Bound for Glory (carbon 2); Soldiers In The Dust c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 25Bound for Glory – It’s A Long Ways
Back To The U.S.A.
c. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 26Bound for Glory – Assorted pagesc. 1942
Box 2 – Folder 27Bound for Glory – notes and assorted pagesc. 1942
Box 3 – Folder 1Bound for Glory – Assorted pages April 17, 1942 ;c. 1942
Box 3 – Folder 2Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Title page, contents Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 3Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter I – Soldiers in the Dust Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 4Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter II – Empty Snuff Cans Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 5Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter V – Mr. Cyclone Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 6Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter VI – Boomchasers Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 7Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter VII – Cain’t No Gang Whip Us Now Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 8Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter VIII – Fire Extinguishers Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 9Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter IX – A Fast-Running Train Whistles Down Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 10Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter X – The Junking Sack Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 11Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter XI – Boy in Search of Something Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 12Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter XII – Trouble Busting Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 13Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapters XIII, XIV – Off to California ; The House on the HillNov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 14Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter XV – The Telegram That Never Came Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 15Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter XVI – Stormy Night Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 16Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter XVII – Extry Selects Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 17Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter XVIII – Crossroads Nov. 30, 1942
Box 3 – Folder 18Bound for Glory – “Copy for the Press,” Chapter XIX – Train Bound for Glory Nov. 30, 1942

SERIES 3: SILVER MINE

Note: Originally part of Bound For Glory and precursor to Seeds of Man

Box 3 – Folder 19Silver Mine, pp. 1-15c.c. 1942
Box 3 – Folder 20Silver Mine, pp. 1-80c. 1942
Box 3 – Folder 21Silver Mine, pp. 81-160c. 1942

SERIES 4: HOUSE OF EARTH

Note: Original Manuscript is held by the University of Tulsa’s McFarlin Library’s Special Collections and University Archives

Box 3 – Folder 39House of Earth (copy),  scene from novelOctober 3, 1946
Box 3 – Folder 40House of Earth (copy), Chapter One – TermitesJanuary 10, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 41House of Earth (copy), original folder containing Chapter One – TermitesJanuary 10, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 42House of Earth – final[?] version
(item received from the Irving Lerner Estate)
c. 1947

SERIES 5: SEEDS OF MAN (AND ITS EARLIER VERSIONS STUDY BUTTE AND FOOLISH GOLD)

Note: The following items in Box 3 of Woody Guthrie’s outgoing correspondence (Correspondence-1) are written on the backs of pages from Study Butte: Box 3 – Folder 3 (Mazia, May 6, 1952, Rocky Run, pp. 224-247; Box 3 – Folder 4 (Mazia, 1952, Last Supper, pp. 209-211); Box 3- Folder 24 (Seegers, c. 1952-53, Squawling Fiddle, p. 120).

Box 5 – Folder 1Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Drip Gas, pp. 1-64
 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 2Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Squawling Fiddle, pp. 47-131
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 3Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Last Supper, pp. 132-211
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 4Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Rocky Run, pp. 212-308
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 5Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Windy Road, pp. 309-323
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 6Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Ranch Of The Sun, pp. 324-412
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 7Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Old Man Rio , pp. 450-457
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 8Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Wine Bucket Girl, pp. 458-473
 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 9Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), The Study Butte , pp. 474-485
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 10Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Mud & Sticks, pp. 486-493
 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 11Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Wine Bucket Girl, pp. 458-473 (carbon copy)
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 12Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), The Study Butte , pp. 474-485 (carbon copy)
 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 13Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Mud & Sticks, pp. 486-500 (carbon copy)
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 14Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Leather Books, pp. 501-516
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 15Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), High Rocks, pp, 517-536
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 16Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Moon Walking, pp. 537-556
c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 17Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Salty Peter, pp. 557-594
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 18Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Big New Boss, pp. 595-637
 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 19Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Foolish Gold, pp. 638-675
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 20Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Tight Blanket, pp. 676-699
 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 21Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Long Haul, pp. 700-726
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 22Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Big Visit, pp. 727-748
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 23Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Thorny Days, pp. 749-770
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 24Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Thirsty Nights, pp. 771-801
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 25Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Solid Meat, pp. 802-825
  c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 26Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings), Laffing Nuggets, pp. 826-843
 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 5 – Folder 27Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings) [photocopy], Chapter 1 – Drip Gas, p. 1; pp. 1-64
 1953
Box 6 – Folder 1Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings) [photocopy], Chapter 2 – Detour (1 of 2), pp. 65 – 134
 1953
Box 6 – Folder 2Study Butte/Seeds of Man: typescript
(with editor’s markings) [photocopy], Chapter 2 – Detour (2 of 2), pp. 134A-182
 1953
Box 6 – Folder 3Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Drip Gas, pp. 1-43 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 4Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Squawling Fiddle, pp. 43-131 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 5Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Last Supper, pp. 133-208 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 6Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Rocky Run, pp. 212-308 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 7Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Windy Road, pp. 309-324 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 8Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Ranch Of The Sun, pp. 325-448 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 9Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Old Man Rio , pp. 449-456 c. 1947-48, 1953
 Note:(see Box 5 – Folders 11-13 for pp. 458-493) c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 10Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Mud & Sticks, pp. 494-500c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 11Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Leather Books, pp. 501-516 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 12Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] High Rocks, pp, 517-536 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 13Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Moon Walking, pp. 537-556 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 14Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Salt Peter, pp. 557-594 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 15Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Big New Boss, pp. 595-637 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 16Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Foolish Gold, pp. 638-675 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 17Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Tight Blanket, pp. 676-699 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 18Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Long Haul, pp. 700-726 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 19Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Big Visit, pp. 727-748 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 20Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Thorny Days, pp. 749-770 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 21Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Thirsty Nights, pp. 771-801 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 22Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Solid Meat, pp. 802-825 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 23Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Laffing Nuggets, pp. 826-843 c. 1947-48, 1953
Box 6 – Folder 24Study Butte/Seeds of Man [carbon copy] Study Butte , pp. 1-3 c. 1947-48, 1953 c. 1947-48, 1953


SERIES 5: BROOKLYN STATE HOSPITAL MANUSCRIPTS

Note: See also Series 6: Plays/Scripts

Box 7 – Folder 40Brooklyn State Hospital manuscriptsJuly – August 1952
Box 7 – Folder 41Brooklyn State Hospital manuscriptsAugust 1952
Box 7 – Folder 42Brooklyn State Hospital manuscriptsAugust 1952
Box 8 – Folder 1 -3Brooklyn State Hospital manuscriptsAugust – September 1952
Box 8 – Folder 4“Dear Woody, Dear Marjorie: Dear Tony:” (pp. 1-124)September 1952
Box 8 – Folder 5Dear Woody, Dear Marjorie: Dear Tony:” (pp. 125-248)September 1952
Box 8 – Folder 6“Earth spins below us …”1952
Box 8 – Folder 7Tweedle Atcheson & Tweedle EdenNovember 1952
Box 8 – Folder 9Florida manuscripts (thirteen items)March – June 1953
Box 8 – Folder 10Topanga Canyon manuscripts (five items)August – October 1953
Box 8 – Folder 11Arlo’s Whale; Documentary: French Canadian1953
Box 9 – Folder 1 Brooklyn State Hospital (Greystone) 1955
Box 9 – Folder 2Brooklyn State Hospital (Greystone) 1953-1955
Box 9 – Folder 3 The Forsaken Bible1956
Box 9 – Folder 4 Brooklyn State Hospital (Greystone)1956-1957
Box 9 – Folder 5 Brooklyn State Hospital (Greystone) pt.1 1958
Box 9 – Folder 6 Brooklyn State Hospital (Greystone) pt.2 1958

SERIES 6: PLAYS / SCRIPTS

Box 8 – Folder 12Buffalo SkinnersJanuary 1954
Box 8 – Folder 13Ranger’s CommandJanuary 1954
Box 8 – Folder 14Harriet Tubmanmid-March 1954
Box 8 – Folder 15Furguson Brothers KillingMarch 1954
Box 8 – Folder 16Skybally1954
Box 8 – Folder 17Bottom DollerJanuary 23, 1954
Box 8 – Folder 18Big SuperJanuary 1954
Box 8 – Folder 19Billy The KidJanuary 1954
Box 8 – Folder 20Gypsy DavyJanuary 1954
Box 8 – Folder 21My WhoreFebruary 12, 1954
Box 8 – Folder 22Tom JoadFebruary 14, 1954
Box 8 – Folder 23Mathew KimesFebruary 1954
Box 8 – Folder 24Whaley TailFebruary 1954
Box 8 – Folder 251913 Massacrec. April 10, 1954
Box 8 – Folder 26Ludlow Massacremid-April 1954
Box 8 – Folder 27AxeploitedApril 1954
Box 8 – Folder 28Pretty Boy Floyd1954
Box 8 – Folder 29Public Debt1954
Box 8 – Folder 30Worst Gun Battle1954
Box 8 – Folder 31Songs of Struggle and Protest, pp. 1-117September 1954
Box 8 – Folder 32Songs of Struggle and Protest, pp. 118-229, 261-267
(see also Manuscripts-2, Box 1 , Folder 28)
September 1954
Box 8 – Folder 33“I think I listen my hardest and listen my loudest …”October 1954
Box 8 – Folder 34No Help KnownDecember 11, 1954
Box 8 – Folder 35Seeds of ManDecember 11, 1954
Box 8 – Folder 36My BibleDecember 31, 1954

SERIES 8: SHIP STORY

Box 10 – Folder 1
Ship Story Cover Envelope 
Box 10 – Folder 2
 Outline 
Box 10 – Folder 3 The Story I will  Tell (pp. 1-12) 
Box 10 – Folder 4 Chapter II: Flashback (pp. 44- 122) 
Box 10 – Folder 5 Inserts..Hoboken: The Will Bee 
Box 10 – Folder 6 Baltimore (pp. 1-40) 
Box 10 – Folder 7 Baltimore (pp. 1-13) 
Box 10 – Folder 8 New Deal (pp. 1-51) 
Box 10 – Folder 9 Baltimore (pp. 1-13) 
Box 10 – Folder 10 Old Man (pp. 1-9) 
Box 10 – Folder 11 Cactus Apples (pp. 1-30) 
Box 10 – Folder 12 insert…Beauty’s Self 
Box 10 – Folder 13 Ship Story [carbon copy] 
Box 10 – Folder 14 insert…Hoboken 
Box 10 – Folder 15 You Talk Soap (pp. 1-7) 
Box 10 – Folder 16Table of Contents 
Box 10 – Folder 17 The Story I Will Tell (pp. 1-12) 
Box 10 – Folder 18 Shelter Struck (pp. 1-43) 
Box 10 – Folder 19 Flash Back (pp. 44- 122) 
Box 10 – Folder 20 Seamans Papers (pp. 123-154) 
Box 10 – Folder 21The Will Bee (pp.155-207m) 
Box 10 – Folder 22 Inserts…Hoboken: The Willy Bee 
Box 10 – Folder 23 The Stuka (pp.1-4) 
Box 10 – Folder 24 The Bomb (pp. 2- 15) 
Box 10 – Folder 25 Newspaper (1, 3-4, 6) 
Box 10 – Folder 26 Pantry Pranks (pp.1-6); Pranks in the Pantry (pp. 1-11) 
Box 10 – Folder 27 Torpedoes (pp. 8-14) 
Box 10 – Folder 28Rock of Gib (pp. 1-14) 
Box 10 – Folder 29 Eighteen Days (pp.1-10; 37-43); Eighteen Days (pp. 1-15); Eighteen Days (unnumbered) 
Box 10 – Folder 30 “It Was a Rough Night” 
Box 10 – Folder 31 You Talk Soap (pp. 1-4) 
Box 10 – Folder 32 “Pat Walked Out of the Bunk Room…” 
Box 10 – Folder 33Conflicts 
Box 10 – Folder 34 A Day on the Mediterranean (pp. 2-4) 
Box 10 – Folder 35 “Around this ship…”; A Boy With A Tattooed Heart” 
Box 10 – Folder 36 “Around This Ship” 
Box 10 – Folder 37The Story I Will Tell (pp. 11-13) ; sex scene/insert 
Box 10 – Folder 38The Order of the Chapters 
Box 10 – Folder 39Tin Cans and Tin Spoons (pp.50-52) 
Box 10 – Folder 40
Sunset (pp. 1-2)

SERIES 9: MISCELLANEOUS (MERCHANT MARINE, WWII, FAMILY, & OTHER WRITINGS)

Box 1 – Folder 2eight items1940; 1940[?]
Box 1 – Folder 3.1The Railroad Cricket; The Singing Cricket; Dialogue — Sue and TeenyJanuary 30, 1941
Box 1 – Folder 03.2 “Every single human being…”; “Today is lonesome and sad…”1941[?]
Box 1- Folder 11Hard Hitting Songs By Hard Hit Peoplec. 1941
Box 1 – Folder 12Union Show Troupc. 1941
 Box 1 – Folder 13Woody Says….The Almanac Singers….c. 1941
 Box 1 – Folder 14.1Anybody;The Wide AwakesMarch 13, 1942March 16, 1942
Box 1 – Folder 14.2
Motor Idling about Women (photocopy) April 17, 1942
 Box 1 – Folder 14.3Railroad Cannon Ball Gazette;My Letter to The Dancers About A Letter to the WorldJuly, 1942c. 1942
Box 3 – Folder 61Foolish Goldc. 1947-48
Box 3 – Folder 43The Reckless Observer; loveless […..]January 1, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 44The Bowery and MeJanuary 14, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 45  
Box 3 – Folder 46Singing High BalladreeJanuary 23, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 47Passports And MeJanuary 25, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 48Rozzy The Sea GirlJanuary 26, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 49My Best SongsFebruary 6, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 50seven itemsFeb. 8- March 3, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 51Midnite SpecialMarch 4, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 52eight itemsMarch 5-14, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 53More Than Places; All of YouMarch 31, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 54Seaman’s Fone CallMarch 21, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 55thirty itemsMay – June 23, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 56.1Three Ballads by Abraham LincolnJune 24, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 56.2re: Cathy Guthrie, Phelps-Dodge strikeJune 29, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 56.3Mike Quin
Here’s A Tale A Feller Told Me (see also August 31, 1947
Manuscripts 2, Box 1 , Folder 14, Item 1)
August 17, 1947
Box 3 – Folder 57  
Box 3 – Folder 58And More Talk1947
Box 3 – Folder 59Cathy Ann Guthrie 
Box 3 – Folder 601947 
Box 3 – Folder 22War Songs And Work Songsc. 1942
Box 3 – Folder 23World Hopec. 1942
Box 3 – Folder 24“Your words of wisdom”June 10, 1943
Box 4 – Folder 1“Seaman’s Union Radio”; “Hello Readers and Everybody on the Daily Worker Staff”; Dark Lit Wintery Night”; “It Has Always Been”; “People Are Words” [18 pages]Nov. 3-29, 1943
Box 4 – Folder 2Life¹s Other Side – Chapter 21943[?]
Box 4 – Folder 3“Easy To See”; “Odd Ones”; “For Your Own Good”; “MV John Erickson”; “Washing Dishes”; “What Is The Sea” [seven pages]c. 1943-1944
Box 4 – Folder 4Words on these Waters; After the Fashion of Walt Whitman: I Go Singing Of Bellies; Gunners Card GameMarch 11, 1944
Box 4 – Folder 05re “Songs by Leadbelly”; re Merchant Marine, D-Day; re Merchant Marine living, working conditions; Barn Loft; re folk music, WWII, politicsApril 16, 1944
Box 4 – Folder 6Postage StampJuly 19, 1944
Box 4 – Folder07Folk MusicJuly 25, 1944
Box 4 – Folder 08Songs For Victory: music for political actionAugust 8, 1944
Box 4 – Folder 09Singing TroopshipAugust 30, 1944
Box 4 – Folder 10Train SmokeSeptember 26, 1944
Box 4 – Folder 11I’ve Got to Write A Wild Axe Handle BluesOctober 1944
Box 4 – Folder 12I Went By Myself; PicturesOctober 1944
Box 4 – Folder 13Cathy and DinnyNovember 27, 1944
Box 4 – Folder 14WNEW – 1st ProgramDecember 3, 1944
Box 4 – Folder 15Write It RightDecember 14, 1944
Box 4 – Folder 16eight items1944
Box 4 – Folder 17Asch Recordings – liner notes[?]1944[?]
Box 4 – Folder 18Britain ‘s Hardwallc. 1944
Box 4 – Folder 19Folksay Album #1c. 1944
Box 4 – Folder 20Folksay: Asch Album Number 432c. 1944
Box 4 – Folder 21re the seac. 1944
Box 4 – Folder 22.1three itemsc. 1944
Box 4 – Folder 22.2Ten Songsc. 1944-45
Box 4 – Folder 23.1six items1945; c. 1945
Box 4 – Folder 23.2Cavalcade of American Song; WWII
Box 4 – Folder“The main thing is fun.” 
Box 4 – Folder 24seven itemsMarch 13-17, 1946
Box 4 – Folder 25Peoples Songs and Its PeopleMarch 19, 1946
Box 4 – Folder 26On Ballad SingersMarch 20, 1946
Box 4 – Folder 27six itemsMarch 25-31, 1946
Box 4 – Folder 28fifteen itemsApril – May, 1946
Box 4 – Folder 29Cathy Puts Sandman To SleepJune 1946
Box 4 – Folder 30StackabonesJune 1946
Box 4 – Folder(with related correspondence) July-August 1946 
Box 4 – Folder 31Songs, People, Papers …September 1, 1946
Box 4 – Folder 32five itemsSept – Nov., 1946
Box 4 – Folder 33Child SittingDec. 14, 1946
Box 4 – Folder 34Me and IngridDec, 30, 1946
Box 4 – Folder 35Big Papers Dig Own Graves1946
Box 4 – Folder 36Hoodis1946
Box 4 – Folder 37I Married A Dancer1946
Box 4 – Folder 38.1My People1946
Box 4 – Folder 38.2love story re dancerc. 1946
Box 7 – Folder 1“If all of the good things Cathy done…”January 15, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 1Busting BubblesJanuary 17, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 2Comics That Ain’t FunnyJanuary 17, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 3It’s Not BecauseJanuary 19, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 3Ranian’s Finbow: A Letter to Pearly Lang.January 25, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 3BaldnessJanuary 24, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 3Nite of LoveJanuary 26, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 3Pot of LifeJanuary 29, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 3[oversize box The Seed of Man]January 28,1948
Box 7 – Folder 3.1Love LettersFebruary 25, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 4High BalladryFebruary 1948
Box 7 – Folder 5About Marjorie Mazia (Guthrie) (2 versions)c. February 1948
Box 7 – Folder 6How To Make Up A Balladsong And Get Away With ItMarch 8, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 7twenty-one itemsMarch 15-26, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 8forty-two itemsMar. 30 – May 31, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 9three itemsJune 1-7, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 10Us KidsJune 8, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 10(with related correspondence)(July 13, 1948)
Box 7 – Folder 11fifteen itemsJune 9-17, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 12eleven itemsJuly 7-24, 1948
Box 7 – Folder 13Songs To Grow OnJuly, August 1948
Box 7 – Folder 14Ditzy Greenblatt pieces (four pieces by “Ditzy Greenblatt”)July, August 1948
Box 7 – Folder 15eighteen itemsAugust-October 1948
Box 7 – Folder 16six items1948
Box 7 – Folder 17My Ideas About the Use of Peoples Songs in the Progressive Party
Movement to Elect Henry Wallace and Glen Taylor
January 9, 11, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 18My Ideas About the Use of Peoples Songs in the Progressive Party: Movement to Elect Henry Wallace and Glen Taylor (ms. submitted to Peoples Songs, with editors’ note) [item sent by Pete Seeger to Harold Leventhal, 1990]January 9, 11, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 19fourteen itemsJan. 11 – May 9, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 20Presidents For Peaceful PeaceMay 11, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 21Dirty DishesMay 16, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 22The Maddox Brothers & RoseMay 20, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 23.1twenty-seven itemsMay 24 – June 1949
Box 7 – Folder 23.2Ethnic Folkway Library — record reviewsMay – June 1949
Box 7 – Folder 24The People Of The United States vs. Woodrow Wilson (Woody) Guthrie in regard to: Obscene Letters mailed to: Mary Ruth Crissman, Orland, California – A Statement Of The FactsJuly 6, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 25re “old hurried notes”July 19, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 26To Emma Lazarus [oversize box My Man; Out of Work July 31, 1949]July 22, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 27Lock JawJuly 31, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 27New London LadyAugust 12, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 28Cowboy Ranch (with cover letter) (November 24, 1949)September 19, 1949
Box 7 – Folder 29Little Thoughts About AtomsSeptember 1949
Box 7 – Folder 30Day Lost1949
Box 7 – Folder 30“These are all things I don’t know…”1949
Box 7 – Folder 31four items1950
Box 7 – Folder 32three items1951
Box 7 – Folder 33five itemsFebruary – March 1952
Box 7 – Folder 34Funny Moneyc. April 14, 1952
Box 7 – Folder 35Damp EyesApril 17, 1952
Box 7 – Folder 36Seeds of ManApril 17, 1952
Box 7 – Folder 37Some More AlcoholApril 26, 1952
Box 7 – Folder 38Alcohol And Me And All of You Around OkemahApril 1952
Box 7 – Folder 39Kings County Hospital writingsJuly 1952