• Inauguration 2009 Sermons and Orations Project collection, 2008-2009

    The Inauguration 2009 Sermons and Orations Project collection includes manuscripts (letters, sermons, orations, church programs, etc.), audio and video recordings, photographs, and other graphic materials created by the public in response to the 2009 election and inauguration of President Barack Obama and collected by the American Folklife Center. Includes submissions from over 300 individuals, religious and secular organizations, from 39 states and the District ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • [Letter from Alan Lomax to Mrs. Abbot, September 11, 1940]

    • Contributor: Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1940-09-11
  • [Delivery receipt for John A. Lomax]

    • Contributor: Southeastern Express Company
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-05-26
  • Ox-Driving Song [Textual Transcription]

    • Contributor: Weaver, Herman R. "H.R.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-05-17
  • Page 2 of [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, ca. April 1941]

    Love & kisses to Nick Ray. He's a good mathematician. Got 700 WPA Workers 6 mos salary. Poore schoolin but dam good raisin. Poore figurin but good horse sense. Old Nick. I guess him & Leadbelly will tear old Jerusalem down sine I left them away up there by there self.

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1941-04-01
  • Irish Trot [Textual Transcription]

    • Contributor: Wilson, Ruby
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-05-01
  • [Letter from Harold Spivacke to John A. Lomax; Port Aransas, TX]

    • Contributor: Spivacke, Harold
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-02-07
  • Page 1 of [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, September 19, 1940]

    Woody 31 E. 21 Street on the Top Floor of New York Dear Alan Just thought I'd write you a few more lines tonight on as many different subjects as I can get down in one line. Mainly about a few thoughts that I been thinking about making up songs and stuff like that. A little dog just got run over down below in ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1940-09-19
  • [Letter from Duncan Emrich to Woody Guthrie, December 8, 1947]

    • Contributor: Emrich, Duncan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1947-12-08
  • 1982 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1982

    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of Irish music, Ghanaian music and dance, Japanese koto music, Mexican string band music, Senegalese music, and West Virginia old-time music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, at concerts from April through October 1982, sponsored by the American Folklife Center and ...

    • Contributor: Kouyate, Djimo - Morris, Dave (Vocalist) - Addy, Yacub
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, September 8, 1941]

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1941-09-08
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    2 I guess you wonder how the devil folks could be happier out in a wild and wooly place like Oklahoma was right after it got to being a state. Well folks sometimes are a lot better satisfied a building up somethin, than they are after they get it built up. I dont know why that is. I remember how they use to celebrate. ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • [Receipt for charges collected by John Lomax (addressed to "Dr. Howard Spivacke")]

    • Contributor: Railway Express Agency
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-05-24
  • Page 1 of [Letter from Alan Lomax to Mrs. Abbot, September 11, 1940]

    September 11, 1940 Dear Mrs Abbot: I would very much like a report on the present status of the Woody Guthrie song book, since I have invested a good deal of time and energy on the project. I'm sure you agree with me that the book has got great significance and I believe a large potential market. If I can be of any help ...

    • Contributor: Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1940-09-11
  • [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, ca. January 1941]

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1941-01-01
  • Page 1 of [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, ca. April 1941]

    Howdy Alan — How's old war shit Ton coming? All well here. Been singing around at some few Peace Rallies, Womens Teas, Union Meetings and so forth. Just heard from Pete Bowers. Him & Lee Hays and Mill Lampell are a knocking songs out to beat hell and I hope they beat it. Good old boys. Hows your wife? Too busy to drop us ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1941-04-01
  • Sugar Lump [Textual Transcription]

    • Contributor: Wilson, Ruby
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-05-01
  • [Letter from John A. Lomax to Mr. Broome, San Angelo]

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-03-26
  • [Letter to Adrian J. Dornbush with letter to John A. Lomax on verso]

    • Contributor: Broome, H.W.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-04-27
  • I Got a Home in New Orleans [Textual Transcription]

    • Contributor: Hill, Clyde
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-04-16
  • Page 2 of [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, January 22, 1941]

    2 you caint look out acrost the mountains around here without seeing two or three little old shacks a sticking up on the side of one. Them old boyshas got a little hole drilled back in the mountain and they're up there doing all right with a long handle shoved and a good pick and a wheelbarfow as I was over to a Italian ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1941-01-22
  • [Letter from John A. Lomax to Harold Spivacke]

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-05-12
  • Page 1 of [Letter from Duncan Emrich to Woody Guthrie, April 12, 1946]

    April 12, 1946 Mr. Woody Guthrie 3520 Mermaid Avenue Brooklyn 24, N.Y. Dear Woody: I am very glad to know that you like Washington and the Library of Congress, the Archive and the Recording Laboratory. Your material would be recorded both on microfilm and on discs if you have material to be microfilmed. We would like you and your wife and Cathy to spend ...

    • Contributor: Emrich, Duncan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1946-04-12
  • 1985 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1985

    Manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of African American Piedmont blues music; music of the Andes; bluegrass music; Scottish harp music and Gaelic songs; Omaha Indian music and dance; Spanish flamenco music and dance, and African American gospel music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, at concerts from April through October ...

    • Contributor: Cephas, John - Wiggins, Phil - Hastings, Dennis - Kinnaird, Alison - Primrose, Christine - Martínez, Ana
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Influenza [Textual Transcription]

    • Contributor: Johnson, Ace
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-04-15