- Series 1: Artwork, undated
- Series 2: Correspondence 1964-1988; undated
- Series 3: Flyers, 1940 – 1979
- Series 4: Magazine Articles, 1944 – 1972
- Series 5: Newspaper Clippings, ca.1942 – 1980
- Series 6: Photographs, ca.1943 – 1966, undated
- Series 7: Programs, 1940 – 1977
- Series 8: Other (includes miscellaneous papers), 1929 – ca.1990
Collection Processed by: Jorge Arévalo Mateus, PhD
Collection Guide Prepared by: Original finding aid was prepared by Jorge’ Arevalo Mateus, PhD; updated by Lisa Iannucci, Intern & Tiffany Colannino, Archivist – Woody Guthrie Archives. August, 2012; updated by Melissa Kunz, June 2014
1929-1990 (1967, bulk)
0.33 linear feet (1 box)
Marjorie Guthrie & offices of Harold Leventhal
Scope and Content:
Scrapbook 5 (five) was assembled in the offices of Woody Guthrie’s manager, Harold Leventhal, during the 1970s or 1980s, and includes original and photocopied correspondence, flyers, periodical articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, artwork, and other miscellaneous papers related to Woody Guthrie’s life and musical legacy.
This scrapbook was assembled for the purpose of documenting the life and artistic legacy of Woody Guthrie, as reflected in his own activities and as documented by the media. Due to acid-migration from original backing papers, the original contents of scrapbook are in fragile condition.
Of note, this scrapbook contains original correspondence written or received by Harold Leventhal and Marjorie Mazia [Guthrie]; articles written by Guthrie; original flyers and programs for theatrical, folk music, and dance performances; magazine and newspaper clippings relating to many aspects of Woody Guthrie’s life, including efforts to preserve his childhood home, and obituaries from a variety of sources. Other materials include items related to Woody Guthrie media projects, proclamations, and yearbook excerpts.
Material entirely in English.
There are no access restrictions for this collection.
All materials is copyrighted to Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc.
The original contents of Scrapbook 5 are in fragile condition. To promote access to the collection, and ensure preservation of original fragile materials, all contents have been removed, photocopied, interfiled in acid free paper, and replaced in their original order in the scrapbook. Interfiled leaves have been assigned page numbers, ranging from 1 – 46, and original page and placement location has been noted on photocopied material. The original order of the scrapbook does not follow any particular theme or chronology.
Photocopied documents have been arranged chronologically by theme and re-housed in file folders alongside the original scrapbook. All photocopied material contains notation of original location, such that original context is not lost.
The Harold Leventhal Collection of Business Papers contains duplicates of some of the material in Scrapbook 5, as well as additional related secondary materials documenting Guthrie’s life and legacy.
All series are arranged chronologically. Undated items are placed at the end of the series and arranged alphabetically.
Scrapbook 5 (access copies) Box 1
SERIES 1: ARTWORK, UNDATED
|Folder 1||Consists of undated photocopies of original Woody Guthrie artwork generated for various projects.|
SERIES 3: FLYERS, 1940 – 1979
|Folder 3||Consists primarily of flyers advertising Woody Guthrie appearances from 1940 – 1979. Of note is flyer promoting the 1940 “Grapes of Wrath” evening at which Guthrie first met Pete Seeger.|