• 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 Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, ca. January 1941]

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1941-01-01
  • Page 1 of [Contract between RCA Manufacturing Company and Woody Guthrie, April 24, 1940]

    D-44 RCA MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. A RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA SUBSIDIARY Camden, New Jersey Mr. Woody Guthrie 203 W. Craven Ave., Pampa, Texas, Date April 24, 1940 Dear Sir: ARTISTS LETTER AGREEMENT 1. This Letter Agreement will constitute an agreement between you and RCA Manufacturing Company, Inc. (herein called "the Company") for the rendering of personal services by you in connection with the production ...

    • Contributor: Rca Manufacturing Company, Inc - Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1940-04-24
  • [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, January 15, 1941]

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1941-01-15
  • Page 1 of [Memo from Alan Lomax to Harold Spivacke, January 26, 1942]

    Recording trips. 1942 10-5079 MEMORANDUM From Archive of American Folk-song Division To the Chief of the Music Division January 26, 1942 Dear Dr. Spivacke: In response to your note about the project for recording Woody Guthrie's songs, allow me to say that whether or not some of the Guthrie material will be restricted because of his own plans to use it commercially, the continuing ...

    • Contributor: Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1942-01-26
  • Page 7 of [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, September 19, 1940]

    7 what or where or when somebody will raise up and try to put their foot in my good jungle stew because it is mighty apt to happen and it means so much not only to me but to my friends and relatives that I'll be able to help and my wife and three kids are feeling pretty good for the first time in ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1940-09-19
  • Page 1 of [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Columbia, ca. June 17, 1942]

    WAR SONGS ARE WORK SONGS By Woody Guthrie D-32 The Columbia Recording Co., New York City, N.Y. Dear Sirs: You are rationed, I suppose, a lot like the migratory workers that are trying to get from crop to crop in broke down rattletraps that have been rationed now, both inside the gas tank, on the tires, and under the hood, and in the stomach ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1942-06-17
  • Page 1 of [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, June 7, 1942]

    A - 26 {Begin deleted text} {End deleted text} 330 West {Begin deleted text} {End deleted text} 11 Street, Apartment 14 New York City, N.Y. June 7th, 1942 c/o Almanac Singers Hello Alan and Everybody: While out west a few months ago, I found an old notebook full of my songs. One of the relatives rustled it from under a pile or two of ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1942-06-07
  • [Memo from Alan Lomax to Harold Spivacke, ca. Summer 1942]

    • Contributor: Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1942-06-10
  • [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Columbia, ca. June 17, 1942]

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1942-06-17
  • Page 2 of [Contract between RCA Manufacturing Company and Woody Guthrie, April 24, 1940]

    2 4. Payment of accrued royalties shall be made semi-annually, on the first day of May for the period ending March 31 and on the first day of November for the period ending September 30 of each year. The Company, however, shall have the right to deduct from the amount of any statements, or accounts of royalties due, the amount of royalties previously paid ...

    • Contributor: Rca Manufacturing Company, Inc - Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1940-04-24
  • Page 1 of [Letter from Alan Lomax to Woody Guthrie, January 21, 1942]

    January 21, 1942 Mr. Woody Guthrie 430 Sixth Ave. New York City Dear Woody: I played the Almanac songs the other day for Mrs. Roosevelt, and she thought they were swell, and asked for copies of the records. She is playing them for her OCD staff, and I think their fame will be spread abroad. Besides, the "News and Special Events" men from BBC ...

    • Contributor: [Lomax, Alan,]
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1942-01-21
  • Page 1 of [Memo to Harold Spivacke, ca. Summer 1942]

    Dr. Spivacke: The attached seem to call for your attention: 1. A group of new war songs by Woody Guthrie, which Alan thinks you will be interested in knowing about in connection with the Army and USO work 2. A letter from Guthrie about two manuscript collections of both folk and original songs, which he would be willing to present to the Library in ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1942-06-09
  • Page 6 of [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, September 19, 1940]

    6 registered in California as a democrat and changet it one day to a progressive just because I was passing the ladys house. I done that on a dare more or less from a girl I was out walking. So I wrote back to the columnist and thanked him and I dont care what number he is. Members is like a slot machine the ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1940-09-19
  • Page 1 of [Vote for Bloat]

    I hear that you are interested in politics and elections and stuff like that. Now I dont suppose there has been more fights caused over any other subjects. In fact you just caint hardly find no other subject to have a fight about. Down in Oklahoma they might not go no further than to cuss you out good and proper when they meet you ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1940-09-20
  • Page 1 of [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, ca. January 1941]

    File Columbia, Calif. Gen. Del. Dear Allan, Here we are way out in Columbia Calif. an old gold mining town. I guess we will be here for a week or two. Sure enjoyed our stay at The Tower and hope everyone there is Ok. Tell them hello for us. Allan, I have desided to put the works to the man for {Begin deleted text}using{End ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1941-01-01
  • [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, June 7, 1942]

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1942-06-07
  • [Letter from Alan Lomax to Woody Guthrie, August 7, 1942]

    • Contributor: Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1942-08-07
  • Page 1 of [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, January 15, 1941]

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1941-01-15
  • 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
  • Page 1 of [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Victor, ca. June 17, 1942]

    D-31 WAR SONGS ARE WORK SONGS By Woody Guthrie The Victor Recording Co., Mr. R. P. Weatheral {Begin deleted text} {End deleted text} d , Dear Mr. Weatherald: In these days of a war to the death against fascism, when our whole nation is buckling down to the job of working and fighting the greatest war that ever come over the face of the ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1942-06-17
  • [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, June 17, 1942]

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1942-06-17
  • Page 6 of [Vote for Bloat]

    (More pages) two cement men, and one holiness preacher. The men down there built up a big black board and drawed off some white lines on it for a score board, you know, and every hour a feller with a wet rag in his hip pocket would come out and mark down in each colum what took place in each precinct and they had ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1940-09-20
  • Page 5 of [Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, September 19, 1940]

    5 The last stuff you can sing about is what you saw and if you look hard enough you can see plenty to sing about. As you may of already known me & Cisco sung one week up here on 44 Street in a joint called JImmy Dwyers Sawdust Trail. I didnt see much dust but saw lots of trailing. The big reporters from ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1940-09-19
  • [Contract between RCA Manufacturing Company and Woody Guthrie, April 24, 1940]

    • Contributor: Rca Manufacturing Company, Inc - Guthrie, Woody
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1940-04-24