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Posted on Thu. May. 16, 2013 - 12:01 am EDT

New Woody Guthrie Center now open in Tulsa

Exhibits focus on the legendary singer-songwriter's life and the Dust Bowl

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TULSA, Okla. — The new, 12,000-square-foot Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa features exhibits on Guthrie's life and includes Oklahoma's only permanent exhibit on the Dust Bowl.

The Guthrie exhibit features original items from the Woody Guthrie Archives, including lyrics, artwork, photographs, personal notebooks, letters and musical instruments. It also includes objects from musicians influenced by Guthrie, including Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp and Pete Seeger.

Guthrie died in 1967.

The Woody Guthrie Archives were brought to Tulsa by the George Kaiser Family Foundation, which purchased them in 2011 from Woody Guthrie Publications in New York.

Monuments and exhibits honoring Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers and songwriters, were scarce in Oklahoma as attitudes about his perceived leftist allegiances lasted more than a generation.


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