Monmouth University Announces Official Bruce Springsteen Archival Center

Bruce Springsteen’s work and memorabilia will be housed at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. The Bruce Springsteen Archives And Center For American Music was announced during “A Conversation With Bruce Springsteen,” held last night at Monmouth’s Pollak Theatre.

“Monmouth University is excited by the opportunity to grow our relationship with Bruce Springsteen,” Monmouth University president Paul R. Brown said. “Our partnership has been a natural one — just steps from Springsteen’s birthplace and the site where ‘Born To Run’ was written, Monmouth University’s location brilliantly captures the essence of Springsteen’s music while providing the academic heft of one of only nine university affiliates of the GRAMMY Museum. 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.”

In addition to The Boss, fellow American musicians such as Robert Johnson, Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams and Frank Sinatra will also be part of the newly established repository. Monmouth University is also currently home to The Bruce Springsteen Special Collection featuring “nearly 35,000 items from 47 countries, ranging from books and concert memorabilia to articles and promotional materials” that “serves the research and informational needs of music fans, scholars, authors and others with a serious interest in The Boss’s life and career.”

The University live tweeted last evening’s “A Conversation With Bruce Springsteen,” few the messages below:

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