Bob Dylan has picked the University of Tulsa as the permanent home to a massive collection of archives, reports The Star Tribune.
The university announced the acquisition of the 6,000-item Bob Dylan Archives on Wednesday morning with a long list of what’s in it, including: unreleased studio and concert recordings; decades of never-before-seen films; photographs and artwork; handwritten manuscripts and notebooks; plus memorabilia, personal documents, and even musical instruments.
With philanthropic support estimated as a $15 to $20 million investment, the archive materials will permanently go on display in a museum in the Tulsa’s Brady Arts District.
Dylan pointed to his late idol, Woody Guthrie, who also has archival materials stored at TU, and to Oklahoma’s rich Native American culture as his reasons for choosing the university.
[H/T Star Tribune]