Bob Dylan Archive to be featured on 'CBS Sunday Morning'
It was announced earlier this year that the archives, comprising more than 6,000 items spanning nearly 60 years of the icon's artistic career, had been purchased by the University of Tulsa and the George Kaiser Family Foundation.
Items in the collection, including the newest Nobel Laureate in Literature's hand-written lyrics, notebooks, photos and other memorabilia, will make their way to Tulsa over the next two years. The archive is being housed at the Helmerich Center for American Research next to Gilcrease Museum with plans for subsequent public exhibition in the city's Brady Arts District.
Dylan has expressed awe at receiving the Nobel Prize in literature and thanked the Swedish Academy for including him among the "giants" of writing.
He was absent from Saturday's award ceremony and banquet in Stockholm. But in remarks read by the U.S. ambassador, he alluded to the debate about whether the award should go to a songwriter.
Dylan said when Shakespeare wrote "Hamlet," he probably was thinking about which actors to pick and where to find a skull.
In his words: "I'm sure the farthest thing from Shakespeare's mind was: ‘Is this literature?'"