Bob Dylan Sells Archives To University of Tulsa
Bob Dylan has sold his personal archives, including more than 6,000 items, to the University of Tulsa.
Bob Dylan Archives
The University of Tulsa in Oklahoma announced Wednesday that they had acquired thousands of items comprising Dylan’s archive from his career, which has thus far spanned six decades, reported the Wall Street Journal. The university further revealed that the Bob Dylan Archive would go on display near the Woody Guthrie Archive.
Guthrie, who was born in Oklahoma, has long been celebrated in a museum in Tulsa. The folk legend was a major influence for Dylan, who penned a song titled “Song to Woody.”
Dylan has released a statement expressing his confidence in the University of Tulsa housing his archives.
“I’m glad that my archives, which have been collected all these years, have finally found a home and are to be included with the works of Woody Guthrie and especially alongside all the valuable artifacts from the Native American nations,” Dylan said. “To me it makes a lot of sense, and it’s a great honor.”
Among the items in the archive is the notebook in which Dylan jotted down the lyrics for tracks for his fifteenth studio album Blood on the Tracks, the leather jacket he wore at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, part of the piano on which he wrote “Like a Rolling Stone, and even an old wallet.