Norah Guthrie

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6:20 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Woody Guthrie Welcomed to Oklahoma with New Archives

Pedestrians walk past the Woody Guthrie Center opening Saturday in Tulsa.
Kurt Gwartney KGOU

Woody Guthrie’s relationship with his home state has always been complicated. The singer-songwriter left dust bowl Oklahoma and traveled the nation, composing some of the best-known songs of his time and ours.

But to many in the state, his progressive political views did not fit with a strong conservative streak during the Cold War period, but his reputation is now closer to a full restoration as Tulsa prepares to host his archives.       

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