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Collection Overview

Woody Guthrie and the Archive of American Folk Song: Correspondence, 1940-1950, contains correspondence from Woody Guthrie written while he lived in New York. Most of the correspondence is between Guthrie and Alan Lomax, who worked in what is now the American Folklife Center. Also included are some essays and illustrations relating to Guthrie's life and activities.

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  • The Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945
  • Postwar United States, 1945-early 1970s

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