Woody Guthrie Typed Letter Signed. One Page, 7.5" x 9.75", ruled page from a writing tablet, Brooklyn, New York, March 19, 1946. When he typed this letter to his record producers, Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (1912-1967) had recently completed a hitch with the U.S. Army after being drafted during the waning days of World War II. (He originally had enlisted in the Merchant Marine but had been discharged due to his "communist" connections.) Opening his missive, Guthrie writes "Dear Moe: Asch's Crashes", referring to Moses ("Moe") Asch, founder of Folkways Records, whom the legendary singer-songwriter had met in 1944. Guthrie's signature song, "This Land is Your Land," was first recorded by Asch. The letter has excellent content, with Guthrie referring to his album Ballads from the Dust Bowl and the songs "Pastures of Plenty" and "Rambling Blues." He follows his typed name with the signature "Woody Guthrie". The letter is in very good condition with folds, slight bends to the corners and some tiny nicks on the right edge.

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