TITLE: Woodie Guthrie: My Father, My Partner
SPEAKER: Nora Guthrie
EVENT DATE: 03/29/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 69 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Nora Guthrie recounted her early recollections of family life (which include family gatherings and hootenannies with musicians close to the family), her father Woody's hospitalization with Huntington's Disease, her recognition of her father's growing mythology among artists in the 1960s folk music revival, and the gradual transition of her relationship with her father into one of professional partnership.
Speaker Biography: Nora Guthrie is the daughter of Woody Guthrie and the Director of the Woody Guthrie Archives. For the last twenty years, she has worked with her father's collection to support ongoing research and to create new works from the vast legacy he left behind.
SERIES: Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series