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Woody Guthrie and the Archive of American Folk Song: Correspondence, 1940-1950

Correspondence between Woody Guthrie and staff of the Archive of American Folk Song (now the Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center) at the Library of Congress are at the heart of this new site from the Library of Congress American Memory series. The featured 53 items (84 pages) of material by, about, and to Woody Guthrie were penned mostly in the early 1940s. The collection provides "reflections on [Woody Guthrie's] past, his art, his life in New York City, and the looming Second World War. . . ." Materials on this site are part of the Woody Guthrie Manuscript Collection and the American Folklife Center. Along with the letters themselves, the site also features a well organized finding aid to give users an overview of all Guthrie archival materials at the Library of Congress, a biographical sketch, and a timeline of Guthrie's life.
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Date Issued 2001
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Date of Scout Publication 2001-10-12
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