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[What shall I tell Alan?]

[What shall I tell Alan?]

Title from Harper's. (DLC/PP-1932:0040). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "The Quicksand" by Edith Wharton, Harper's magazine, 105:18 (June 1902).

Lady Alan Johnstone, Amos Pinchot

Lady Alan Johnstone, Amos Pinchot

Photo shows Lady Alan Johnstone (Antoinette Pinchot) with her brother, politician Amos Pinchot (1872-1944). (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)

Lady Alan Johnstone, Amos Pinchot

Lady Alan Johnstone, Amos Pinchot

Photo shows Lady Alan Johnstone (Antoinette Pinchot) with her brother, politician Amos Pinchot (1872-1944). (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)

[Portraits of people (including Mary Elizabeth Barnicle in first frame and Alan Lomax in second frame); people dancing, Frederica, Georgia, 1935]

[Portraits of people (including Mary Elizabeth Barnicle in first frame...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back: "Alan ... more

[Nassau harbor, people on docks(?), Alan Lomax sitting near boat at dock(?), from Georgia, Florida and Bahamas expedition, 1935]

[Nassau harbor, people on docks(?), Alan Lomax sitting near boat at do...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on back of seco... more

[Woman standing in distance, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Woman standing in distance, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Groups of people dancing (Alan Lomax is seen making a film in one shot). Photos probably from the Georgia, Florida and Bahamas expedition, 1935]

[Groups of people dancing (Alan Lomax is seen making a film in one sho...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos probably taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on bac... more

[Groups of people dancing, (Alan Lomax is seen making a film in one shot). Photos probably from the Georgia, Florida and Bahamas expedition, 1935]

[Groups of people dancing, (Alan Lomax is seen making a film in one sh...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos probably taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Handwritten on bac... more

[Man standing, half-length, with pipe, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man standing, half-length, with pipe, possibly from the visit by Alan...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Child sitting in window, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Child sitting in window, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Ma...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Man standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Man holding child, standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man holding child, standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Woman standing outside two houses, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Woman standing outside two houses, possibly from the visit by Alan Lo...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Rear view of woman entering house, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Rear view of woman entering house, possibly from the visit by Alan Lo...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Man holding child, standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man holding child, standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photo taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collect... more

[Man holding child, standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man holding child, standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Child standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Child standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax a...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Man wearing tie, standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man wearing tie, standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by A...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Man sitting in doorway, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man sitting in doorway, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mar...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos possibly taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lom... more

[Man standing at door of house, looking out, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Cat Island in the Bahamas]

[Man standing at door of house, looking out, possibly from the visit b...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Man standing next to road, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man standing next to road, facing front, possibly from the visit by A...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Two men walking down road, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Two men walking down road, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and ...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Lou Ambers with a large bag over his shoulder, mounting the ladder of a train car] / Staff photo by Alan Fisher.

[Lou Ambers with a large bag over his shoulder, mounting the ladder of...

NYWT&S staff photograph. Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

[Man, woman and child standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man, woman and child standing, facing front, possibly from the visit ...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photo taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collect... more

[Two men in doorway, one sitting, one standing, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Two men in doorway, one sitting, one standing, possibly from the visi...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Lou Ambers tips his hat as he accepts a sandwich from a hand reaching out of a doorway] / Staff photo by Alan Fisher.

[Lou Ambers tips his hat as he accepts a sandwich from a hand reaching...

NYWT&S staff photograph. Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

[Woman standing, facing  front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Woman standing, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax ...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Woman standing outside house, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Woman standing outside house, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax a...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Woman standing, facing front, two houses in background, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Woman standing, facing front, two houses in background, possibly from...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Grange & Zeller tackle] / World Telegram & Sun photo by Alan Fisher.

[Grange & Zeller tackle] / World Telegram & Sun photo by Alan Fisher.

Photograph shows Chicago Bears teammates practicing as Joe Zeller tries to tackle Red Grange. NYWT&S staff photograph. Title from Football Nation inventory. Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Ne... more

[Man sitting in doorway, possibly taken during the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man sitting in doorway, possibly taken during the visit by Alan Lomax...

Title and date devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lom... more

[Woman standing, full-length, facing front, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Woman standing, full-length, facing front, possibly from the visit by...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Man standing in front of house, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man standing in front of house, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Woman standing, facing right, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Woman standing, facing right, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax a...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photo taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collect... more

[Two men and a girl posed standing in foreground, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Two men and a girl posed standing in foreground, possibly from the vi...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photo taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collect... more

[Woman and boy standing in road, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Woman and boy standing in road, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Two men, one sitting, one standing, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Two men, one sitting, one standing, possibly from the visit by Alan L...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

[Man walking down road, at a distance, possibly from the visit by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle to Andros Island in the Bahamas]

[Man walking down road, at a distance, possibly from the visit by Alan...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle recording expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. Forms part of: Lomax collec... more

["Soda jerk" passing ice cream soda between two soda fountains] / staff photo by Alan Fisher.

["Soda jerk" passing ice cream soda between two soda fountains] / staf...

NYWT&S staff photo. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection. World-Telegram magazine.

[Painting "War" by Sakari Suzuki, exhibited at the American Artists Congress, 1937] / World Telegram & Sun photo by Alan Fisher.

[Painting "War" by Sakari Suzuki, exhibited at the American Artists Co...

NYWT&S staff photograph. Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

[Alan Lomax (left) with Richard Queen of Soco Junior Square Dance Team at the Mountain Music Festival, Asheville, North Carolina]

[Alan Lomax (left) with Richard Queen of Soco Junior Square Dance Team...

Title and date devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Photos taken during the Asheville Mountain Music Festival. Handwritten on back: "Alan Lomax (left)"; "Richard Queen"; "A... more

[Walt Disney shakes hands with Robert Taylor, three-quarter length portraits] / World-Telegram photo by Alan Fisher.

[Walt Disney shakes hands with Robert Taylor, three-quarter length por...

NYWT&S staff photo. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection.

[Large group, mostly men, surrounds couples jitterbug dancing on a dance floor, with a photographer in the foreground and the audience in raised seating on the left] / photo by Alan Fisher.

[Large group, mostly men, surrounds couples jitterbug dancing on a dan...

Title devised by Library staff. NYWT&S staff photo. Date stamped on verso: Jun 13 1938. Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

[Elizabeth Arden (neé Florence Nightingale Graham), three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front] / photo by Alan Fisher.

[Elizabeth Arden (neé Florence Nightingale Graham), three-quarter leng...

NYWT&S staff photo. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

Letter from Alan Lomax to Woody Guthrie, November 1, 1940

Letter from Alan Lomax to Woody Guthrie, November 1, 1940

Sorry Guthrie's not on "Back Where I Come From"; requests that he write a ballad about National Art Week. External display permitted by Guthrie family

Letter from Alan Lomax to Mrs. Abbot, September 11, 1940

Letter from Alan Lomax to Mrs. Abbot, September 11, 1940

Lomax asks for report on the present status of the Woody Guthrie songbook, supposedly in preparation. External display permitted by Guthrie family

Letter from Alan Lomax to Woody Guthrie, July 15, 1940

Letter from Alan Lomax to Woody Guthrie, July 15, 1940

Recommends Alliance Press as publisher for Guthrie's autobiography. External display permitted by Guthrie family

Essay from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, ca. November 1940

Essay from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, ca. November 1940

Essay about elections in general, with some personal notes, written on tissue paper used in wrapping goods. External display permitted by Guthrie family

Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, ca. late July 1940

Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, ca. late July 1940

Guthrie acknowledges receipt of July 15, 1940 letter from Lomax, and will look up the representative of Alliance Press. External display permitted by Guthrie family

Letter from Alan Lomax to Woody Guthrie, July 26, 1940

Letter from Alan Lomax to Woody Guthrie, July 26, 1940

All Guthrie's letters are being filed for posterity; regrets "Pretty Boy Floyd" omitted from Guthrie's Victor album. External display permitted by Guthrie family

Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, September 17, 1940

Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, September 17, 1940

Account of doings and odds and ends. External display permitted by Guthrie family

October 25, 1941, letter from John Work to Alan Lomax

October 25, 1941, letter from John Work to Alan Lomax

Reproduced with the permission of the family of John Wesley Work III.

Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, ca. December 1941

Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, ca. December 1941

Supplies names of Bonneville Power Administration contacts, and requests blank aluminum discs. External display permitted by Guthrie family

Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, ca. January 1941

Letter from Woody Guthrie to Alan Lomax, ca. January 1941

Written from Columbia, California, an old gold mining town; has decided he wants to "put the works to the man for printing the Tom Joad song." (Downes and Siegmeister, A Treasury of American Song, published Nov... more

Letter from Alan Lomax to Woody Guthrie, February 4, 1941

Letter from Alan Lomax to Woody Guthrie, February 4, 1941

Misses Guthrie on "Back Where I Come From"; asks permission to use several songs [for Ballad Hunter records]; doesn't know how he can help re. the Tom Joad business [which Guthrie wrote about ca. January 1941].... more

Letter from Alan Lomax to Woody Guthrie, December 2, 1941

Letter from Alan Lomax to Woody Guthrie, December 2, 1941

Requests name of the individual in the Department of Interior who made the records of Guthrie's Bonneville Dam songs, in order to get permission to copy them for the Library of Congress. External display permit... more

July 24, 1941, letter from John Work to Alan Lomax

July 24, 1941, letter from John Work to Alan Lomax

Reproduced with the permission of the family of John Wesley Work III.

Letter from Alan Lomax to Woody Guthrie, December 13, 1941

Letter from Alan Lomax to Woody Guthrie, December 13, 1941

Thanks Guthrie for list of informants in West Texas; says the Department of Interior people may pay for a 15 minute transcription of Guthrie's Bonneville songs, with a fee for Guthrie included. External display... more

Memo from Alan Lomax to Harold Spivacke, ca. Summer 1942

Memo from Alan Lomax to Harold Spivacke, ca. Summer 1942

Undated memo inquiring if the Library of Congress would be interested in copying Guthrie's songs as suggested by Guthrie in June 7, 1942 letter. External display permitted by Guthrie family

Memo from Harold Spivacke to Alan Lomax, January 22, 1942

Memo from Harold Spivacke to Alan Lomax, January 22, 1942

Memo wondering about usefulness of, and restrictions on, recordings by and of Guthrie. External display permitted by Guthrie family

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