Here’s some good news from our friends at the Bruce Springsteen Special Collection: The New Jersey Historical Commission has awarded grant funds to The Friends of The Bruce Springsteen Special Collection, setting the stage for a major expansion of the Collection. Since it opened in 2001, the Collection has been focused primarily on the written history of Bruce Springsteen and members of his bands, providing public access to over 16,000 books, magazines, newspaper articles and other documents.
«The Historical Commission grant allows us to accept and preserve donations of posters, vinyl records, DVDs and videos, and compact discs,» said Christopher Phillips, president of The Friends. «Each of these categories tell a vital part of the Springsteen story, and their addition will add enormously to the research value of the Collection.»
Starting immediately, items in the expanded Collection will be available for use at the Collection, which is housed on the campus of Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
During a concert in Asbury Park in 2001 Bruce Springsteen said: ”The Collection has almost 1,000 books and magazines on myself and the band–more stuff than every place except my mother’s basement!”
For further details on donating CDs, DVDs, videos, vinyl recordings, or posters o the Special Collection, please contact The Friends at: Springsteencollection@aol.com.
For details on using the Collection, please visit http://www.brucespringsteenspecialcollection.net.