New PDF release: 1492: What Is It Like to Be Discovered?

By Deborah Small

ISBN-10: 0853458367

ISBN-13: 9780853458364

World-class paintings and poetry at the colonization of the Americas.

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Still, I thought, it wasn't enough. As head of the museum's Education and Programming Division, it is my job to create programs that complement our exhibits and to develop events that show how and why rock and roll has become one of America's cultural treasures. I thought the best way to accomplish such a mission was to start at the beginning. Along with members of the museum's Education DepartmentKatie Haggerty, Martha Woodruff, Ruthie Brown, and Emily DavidsonI searched for ways to transform the vast importance of rock and roll's early influences into exciting educational programs.

1943. Nora Guthrie Collection. Courtesy of Woody Guthrie Archives. Page xi PREFACE I hope that Woody Guthriewherever his soul restslooks down on Cleveland and approves of what the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum carried out in his name in September 1996. I don't know that he's whooping it up; I suspect the ego of America's greatest folksinger was never so large as any one of his songs. And from what I've read about him, he rarely, if ever, put personal glory over, say, the need to rally workers in song or rail against an unjust Establishment.

Ed Robbin, Woody Guthrie and Me: An Intimate Reminiscence (Berkeley: Lancaster-Miller Publishers, 1979). 4. Woody Guthrie in a letter to Alan Lomax, quoted in Joe Klein, Woody Guthrie: A Life (New York: Knopf, 1980), 167. 5. : Sing Out Corporation, 1991), 86. 6. This material was reissued by MCA Records in 1996 on a CD entitled The Almanac Singers, Their Complete General Recordings (see biblio/discography). 7. Interview with the author, February 1993. 8. Guthrie, American Folksong, 6. 9. Jim Longhi, Woody, Cisco and Me: Seamen Three in the Merchant Marine (Champaign-Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997).

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