NEW! George Kaiser Family Foundation Digitization Grant
Thanks to a generous digitization grant provided by the George Kaiser Family Foundation, the Woody Guthrie Archives are pleased to announce that previously restricted collections are now available to researchers!
This digitization grant, received by the Archives in 2010, has allowed for the digitization of the Archives' entire collection of previously restricted 1/4" reel-to-reel audio tapes and the entire postcard collection (Correspondence-4). The audio reels consist primarily of home recordings, interviews, radio shows, concerts, and performances by or about Woody Guthrie and family; as well as recordings of musical artists close to Guthrie, and contain never-before-heard material relating to Woody Guthrie and his influence on American music culture. The postcard collection, which spans from 1940 - 1960, consists primarily of postcards written by Guthrie, as well as ultra-rare booking cards, assigned to Woody Guthrie in the 1940s by People's Songs, an artist booking collective. The Woody Guthrie Archives are grateful to the generous support of the George Kaiser Family Foundation, and are pleased to make the entire 1/4? audio reel collection, and the entire postcard collection, accessible to researchers in digital format. More information about the grant can be found by visiting the Woody Guthrie Archives Blog. Researchers interested in consulting these, or any of the collections held at the Woody Guthrie Archives, may complete an online Research Application form.