Bruce Springsteen Archive Coming to Monmouth University
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 Bruce Springsteen’s private collection of writings, photographs, periodicals, and artifacts from throughout his life will be house at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey, The New York Times reports. The university is establishing the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music in an effort to promote the legacy of Springsteen and American music legends like Woody Guthrie and Robert Johnson.
Paul R. Brown, the university’s president, said in a statement, “The establishment of the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music celebrates and reinforces the Jersey Shore’s legacy in the history of American music, while providing a truly transformative experience for our students.”
Monmouth was already the home of the Bruce Springsteen Special Collection—around 35,000 items compiled in part by fans.
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — While it takes Bruce Springsteen close to four hours to effectively revisit the four-plus decades of his career in concert, the Boss needed just 90 minutes to chronicle his life story at New Jersey's Monmouth University. The 67-year-old Garden State-born rocker spoke...