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Bob Dylan’s Secret Archive Purchased for an Academic Study

According to the New York Times, Bob Dylan’s private trove, which had been little more than a rumor, has been acquired for an estimated $15 million to $20 million.

There have long been rumors that Mr. Dylan had stashed away an extensive archive. It is now revealed that he did keep a private trove of his work, dating back to his earliest days as an artist, including lyrics, correspondence, recordings, films and photographs. That archive of 6,000 pieces has recently been acquired by a group of institutions in Oklahoma for an estimated $15 million to $20 million, and is set to become a resource for academic study.

In a preview of the Bob Dylan Archive by The New York Times, it is clear that the archives are deeper and more vast than even most Dylan experts could imagine, promising untold insight into the songwriter’s work.

See more images from Bob Dylan’s secret archive in the original New York Times article.