Collecting Woody

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Woody Guthrie would have turned 100 on July 14. The folksinger’s life is being celebrated around the country, with concerts, conferences, and exhibitions. Here in Colorado, if you want to learn about Woody Guthrie, the man to see is Barry Ollman. He’s amassed the largest collection of Woody Guthrie memorabilia in private hands - song manuscripts, letters, notebooks, photographs, drawings, you name it. He speaks with Ryan Warner.

Visit Barry Ollman's website. Hear his song about Guthrie, "See Ya' in Okemah."

[Photo of Barry Ollman by Thom Adorney]

[Photo of Woody Guthrie, taken March 8, 1943, by Al Aumuller. Courtesy Woody Guthrie Archives]