• Page 6 of No Title

    6 the big middle of th' road — a chasin' a boom", he told me. Chasin' th' boom. A chasin' th' boom. I scratched my knob for about a minute, and then I remembered — the booms. Mainly because I'd sold whiskey in every known style and fashion, and slipped it over and under counters and out back doors, and had delivered drinkin liquor ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • [Memo from Alan Lomax to Harold Spivacke, ca. Summer 1942]

    • Contributor: Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1942-06-10
  • Page 1 of [Letter from Duncan Emrich to Woody Guthrie, October 2, 1950]

    October 2, 1950 Dear Mr. Guthrie: We received your letter of September 8, and appreciate the enclosure. I regret, however, to inform you that the Library of Congress does not at the present time have funds for recording any new projects. The budget in the Library has in this respect been strictly limited and we do not anticipate any change in the situation in ...

    • Contributor: Emrich, Duncan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1950-10-02
  • [Letter from Alan Lomax to Woody Guthrie, December 13, 1941]

    • Contributor: Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1941-12-13
  • Page 2 of [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, September 8, 1941]

    This is out on a creek of some kind close to Portland. We just {Begin deleted text}{End deleted text} rambled up, We just blowed in; We'll holler a few, and take off again. Lots of awful pretty female girlis here on these picnic grounds — its all for National pretense. Take it easy. How was S.A.? Woody (Pete) PORTLAND SEP 8 9 AM 5 ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1941-09-08
  • Page 3 of [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, September 19, 1940]

    3 a pretty dam good one over the week end. I know just honky tonk geetar thumpers that can whack out a song a day and a good one out of every 30. The main thing is to set your head on some subject you want to harp on and haul off and start and you can write 25 or 30 or 500 songs ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1940-09-19
  • Page 1 of [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, February 15, 1941]

    A-18 {Begin deleted text}Radio Sta. KFVD 338 South Western Av{End deleted text} e., Los Angeles, Calif. Howdy Alan, How's Javella? Hope she's up and rolling as high wide and handsome as that old Susquehannah River ever did. Tell her hello for all of us; and who is helping you keep house these days, would you be interested in a good, honest, kindhearted outlaw if ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1941-02-15
  • Page 4 of [Vote for Bloat]

    (Introduction) (Which page) The boys and girls down in Oklahoma make as much of a celebration out of election day as they can. Most of them are still full of pep and vinegar and body politics. Wait a second there's a guitar falling off of the wall and I got to run and catch it. A Catholic family just moved in down below us ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1940-09-20
  • The Railroad Cricket

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1941-01-30
  • Page 1 of [Memo from Alan Lomax to Harold Spivacke, January 20, 1942]

    *P* 1?—5079 MEMORANDUM From Archive of American Folk-song Division To The Chief Of The Music Division January 20, 1942 Dear Dr. Spivacke: Woody Guthrie is living in New York City and is in contact with a number of singers of folk-songs. He has a recording machine available to him, and he suggested that we send him some blank records and some cutting needles so ...

    • Contributor: Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1942-01-20
  • Page 1 of [Letter from Duncan Emrich to Woody Guthrie, December 8, 1947]

    December 8, 1947 Dear Mr. Guthrie: In reply to your letter of November 22, we enclose a list of all the songs which you recorded for the Library of Congress. These records are on acetate and have not been duplicated with the exception of "Gypsy Davy" for which you signed a release giving us permission to issue in permanent form. The leaflet which accompanies ...

    • Contributor: Emrich, Duncan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1947-12-08
  • Page 1 of [Memo from Harold Spivacke to Duncan Emrich, ca. March 1946]

    Dr. Emrich {Begin deleted text}Navy{End deleted text} {Begin deleted text}63238{End deleted text} Write to Guthrie that we do know the books he wants. Give him full title checklist etc. etc. etc. Then tell him that we cannot send him one but that we do know why — we haven't any more. Tell him it's out of date anyway. P.S. I asked Alan to reserve ...

    • Contributor: [Spivacke, Harold,]
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1946-03-20
  • Page 2 of [Memo from Alan Lomax to Harold Spivacke, January 26, 1942]

    Alan Lomax Please hold until outcome of current "battle" is decided. H.S.

    • Contributor: Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1942-01-26
  • Page 1 of [Letter from Alan Lomax to Woody Guthrie, July 15, 1940]

    July 15, 1940 Mr. Woodrow Wilson Guthrie c/f Elizabeth Higgins New York City Dear Mr. Guthrie: I lent your piece called "No Title" to Ed. Rosskam of Alliance Press and he was extremely enthuiastic. He wants you to do your autobiography for him and he will pay you cash for same. Let me recommend him as a nice gentleman and I sure hope the ...

    • Contributor: Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1940-07-15
  • [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, February 15, 1941]

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1941-02-15
  • Page 3 of [Vote for Bloat]

    (Page what) Anyhow a page is a page unless you saw something on it in which case you are a columist and you can name your number. Now you might think Im off of the subject but so are the columists. You talk about elections man I seen years go by down there in Oklahoma and you talk about fights I seen years go ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1940-09-20
  • [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Duncan Emrich, September 8, 1950]

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1950-09-08
  • [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, September 25, 1940]

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1940-09-25
  • [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, September 19, 1940]

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1940-09-19
  • Page 4 of No Title

    4 Then I got to a paying attention to the houses and things alongside the railroad track — and I couldn't quite get the whole thing straight in my head. I knew the railroad crossed over into Missouri a little further up, maybe Kansas, too — but I didn't know just exactly where or when. Then I turned around to a big long tall ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • [Letter from Alan Lomax to Woody Guthrie, January 21, 1942]

    • Contributor: [Lomax, Alan,]
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1942-01-21
  • [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, January 22, 1941]

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1941-01-22
  • [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Library of Congress, ca. 1942]

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1942-11-01
  • Page 2 of [Vote for Bloat]

    Of course I been in New York long enought to notice that most everybody runs around either 19 stories above the ground or a couple or three below and so far since February I aint found out just who's on the ground because I couldnt swear that I've seen it sine I been here — anyhow you see some folks up and some folks ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1940-09-20
  • [Letter from Alan Lomax to Woody Guthrie, July 15, 1940]

    • Contributor: Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1940-07-15