bob-dylanBob Dylan collection of over 6000 items including personally written lyrics of Tangled Up in Blue and his maiden contract with music publisher was found at an Oklahoma home near the museum in honor of Woody Guthrie, a renowned folk singer. The memorabilia was acquired over a period of six decades. The collections were acquired by the University of Tulsa and George Kaiser Family Foundation that is worth a whopping $15 to $20 million. These also comprise of early recording (1959), including a wallet with Johnny Cash personal contact details of address and contact number.

bob-dylan (1)Dylan is from Minnesota, and it is good news for him that his collections have stayed in his home town and Tulsa location. It also makes good sense that it is added to the collections of Woody Guthrie and not to forget the valuables from Native American Nations. In a statement, Dylan said it was a great honor. There are few items on display at the Gilcrease Museum consists of stained cigarette lyrics of Chimes of Freedom written on the stationery supplied by Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Toronto, Canada. The damage to the writings was only from cigarette stains and Bob Coffee stains.

The good news is around 1000 items arrived from the Helmerich Center for American Research. This is affiliated to the Gilcrease Museum. The transfer of the archives took about two years. The collections will be housed permanently at the museum. Note that the curated exhibits will be showcased at the Tulsa’s Brady Arts District located close to the museum. This will be in honor of Guthrie born in Oklahoma. It was inaugurated in the year 2013.

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