Musician, Author, and Historian
Dr. Guy Logsdon grew up in Ada, Oklahoma and attended the local high school. After graduating from East Central State University, he earned his master’s degree and EDD in education administration at the University of Oklahoma. He went on to become director of libraries and professor of education at the University of Tulsa.
Logsdon became a leading authority on Woody Guthrie’s life and music, and western swing music including its principle performers Bob and Johnnie Lee Wills. He became an avid collector of cowboy songs from working cowboys and a fellow at the Smithsonian Institute.
His long list of publications includes Woody’s Road co-authored with Woody Guthrie’s sister, Mary Jo Guthrie Edgmon. His many honors include induction into the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame (Oklahoma Historical Society) in Oklahoma City.
Interview with Guy Logsdon
Müllerhaus Legacy Website Team
Date Created: February 16, 2010
Date Published: December 8, 2016
Notes: Recorded by John Erling in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Digital Audio Sound Recording, Non-Music.
Tags: David Carradine, Tommy Allsup, Johnnie Lee Wills, Bob Wills, KVOO, Pat Thompson, Woody Guthrie, Folk Music, Dust Bowl, Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Huntington’s Disease, Sons of the Pioneers