TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The archives of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan have been acquired by the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the University of Tulsa, with plans for curated exhibitions from the trove to be displayed in a Tulsa arts district.
Kaiser Foundation director Ken Levit and university President Steadman Upham announced the acquisition Wednesday. Details of the acquisition were not released.
More than 6,000 items are part of the archives, including recordings from 1959, Dylan’s handwritten lyrics to songs like “Tangled Up In Blue,” his first contract with a music publisher and a wallet that includes the address and phone number of country music singer Johnny Cash.
Dylan said in a statement that he’s glad the archives will be included with the works of Oklahoma native and folk singer Woody Guthrie and alongside artifacts of Native Americans.
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This story has been corrected to clarify that curated exhibitions from the archive will be displayed in a Tulsa arts district. The permanent archive will be housed permanently at the university’s Helmerich Center for American Research.