Contact The Woody Guthrie Archives
125-131 E. Main Street, Suite #200
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
T: (914) 864-1789
F: (914) 864-1790
Tiffany Colannino | Archivist
Research Inquiries, Image Rights & Reproduction,
Email - tcolannino (at) woodyguthrie.org
Tiffany comes to the Woody Guthrie Archives as a recent graduate of Simmons College, where she obtained a Master of Science degree in Library and Information Sciences, with a concentration in Archival Management. A native of Montreal, Quebec, Tiffany has interned and worked in a variety of archival repositories, including the Institute Archives and Special Collections at MIT, the Tufts University Digital Collections and Archives, and the Simmons College Archives.
Overseeing the daily activities of the Woody Guthrie Archives, Tiffany handles researcher requests, image licensing, publication and production agreements, responds to general information inquiries, receives and accessions new materials and donations into the collection, and contributes to projects, such as digitization ventures and outreach events, undertaken by the archives. Tiffany brings to the Woody Guthrie Archives an eagerness to assist scholars with research, and a strong background in technological issues as they relate to the archival setting.
Jorge Mateus Arevalo | Curator
Email - jarevalo (at) woodyguthrie.org
Since arriving to set up the archives at the Woody Guthrie Foundation in 1996, Jorge continues to oversee the administration and management of the Woody Guthrie Collection at the Woody Guthrie Archives. Working closely with staff, he is responsible for ensuring that the Foundation's mission, to maintain, preserve, and share Woody Guthrie's legacy, is thoughtfully and effectively carried out. Jorge focuses on developing the collection through new acquisitions, public outreach, and institutional development and fundraising. Thriving on helping researchers realize their goals through special projects, such as new recordings, documentaries, publications and media, Jorge is highly committed to providing an optimal research environment with access to the information and available services that will enhance and enable you to create and produce the best work possible.
If you have a project, donation, or idea you wish to propose or discuss, please contact Jorge.
Nora Guthrie / Director
Nora Guthrie, Woody Guthrie's daughter, is the Director of the Woody Guthrie Archives, and President of Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. In addition to managing the project to archive and preserve the personal materials and original creative works of her father, Ms. Guthrie develops and produces artistic projects which continue to introduce the public to Woody Guthrie's vast cultural legacy. Ms. Guthrie was executive producer of the Billy Bragg/Wilco collaborative recordings Mermaid Avenue and Mermaid Avenue Vol. II on Elektra Records, which set music to previously unknown Guthrie lyrics. Mermaid Avenue Vol. I received a Grammy nomination in the Best Contemporary Folk Recording category in 1999. Mermaid Avenue Vol. II received a Grammy nomination in 2001 as well. Ms. Guthrie worked with folk artist Kathy Jakobsen on the children's book This Land Is Your Land (1998) for Little, Brown and Company which illustrates and highlights Guthrie's classic lyric. The book, now in its third printing, has won numerous awards and literary praise. In 1998, Ms. Guthrie curated the first major exhibition on her father in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). This Land Is Your Land: The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie opened in May of 1999 at the Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles and toured nationally for three years at major museums throughout the country. It presented previously unseen material including instruments, writings, artwork and song lyrics from the Woody Guthrie Archives and promises a rare and intimate glimpse into the life and legacy of this unique American artist. Nora worked with The Klezmatics to create new CD's of Woody's previous unreleased lyrics, resulting in the release of both Happy Joyous Hanukkah and Wonder Wheel (2007 Grammy winner for Best Contemporary World Music Album) celebrates Woody's experiences living in Coney Island during the early 1940's. Nora's most recent release is The Live Wire: Woody Guthrie in Performance 1949, which received accolades from the music community when it won the 2008 Grammy winner for Best Historical Album. The Live Wire is the first time that audiences can hear Woody perform live! For more information on this special release, please click here.