The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University has announced a new collaboration with the singer’s hometown of Freehold, New Jersey, to create an exhibition space in the city. The Boss attended the ceremony on Tuesday and gave a brief speech (see below).
“Together, the Springsteen exhibition in Freehold and The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music on the campus of Monmouth University will ensure that the musical legacy of Springsteen and his important role in American music history remain in New Jersey for generations to come,” said Archives director Eileen Chapman.
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The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University became the official archival repository for Springsteen’s written works, photographs, periodicals and artifacts in 2017.
The Archives curated the “Bruce Springsteen Live!” exhibit, on display through March 20 at the Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center in Newark. The exhibit heads to the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, next.
The Archives also partnered with the Monmouth County Historical Association for the “Springsteen: His Hometown” exhibit in Freehold. “Hometown” opened in the fall of 2019 and coincided with Springsteen’s 70th birthday — and the centennial of Freehold Borough.
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