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‘Woody at 100’ Exhibit Closes April 15

Loaned exhibit concludes first visit to Oklahoma

April 5, 2013

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -“Woody at 100: A Centennial Exhibit” is now on display at the Edmon Low Library, OSU-Stillwater. This is the exhibit’s first presentation in Oklahoma. It remains on display until April 15.

“Woody at 100” conveys a wealth of information about Guthrie’s early life in Okemah, Okla., and his enduring legacy. The exhibit is on loan from the Woody Guthrie Foundation in New York.

Guthrie’s story is told through 15 panels featuring hundreds of images including original lyrics, artwork, illustrations and photos. Topics include his life in Texas, California and New York, his family, and his career as a folk singer, writer, poet, entertainer and radio performer.

Karen Neurohr, OSU Librarian, has lead the OSU Library’s efforts to collaborate with the Stillwater Public Library on a series of programs, exhibits and book discussion based on Guthrie’s novel “Bound for Glory.”

“Woody accepted cultural, social, religious and political differences in people,” Neurohr said. “His influence is strong even today. In addition to hundreds of letters, pieces of art, and thousands of pages of manuscripts, he left more than 3,000 never-recorded song lyrics, which musicians such as Wilco, Johnatha Brooke, the Klezmatics, Billy Bragg, have set to music and recorded.”

“Woody at 100: A Centennial Exhibit” is free and open to the public during the Library’s normal hours of operation. It is located on the second floor of Edmon Low Library. This exhibit is co-sponsored by the OSU Center for Oklahoma Studies.

“One Book, One Community: Stillwater Reads Woody Guthrie” is a collaborative effort open to all ages designed to foster a sense of community through a shared reading experience and to broaden and deepen an appreciation of Woody Guthrie as an Oklahoma musician, writer and artist. For more information on the series, call 405-744-7331 or email lib-pub@okstate.edu.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange.  Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all.  As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality  teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 37,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/spr13/Woody100.htm
Last Updated: 5 April 2013

Media Contact:

Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood, APR
Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
Phone: (405) 744-7331

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