Bruce Springsteen Memorabilia To Be Housed At Monmouth University

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The world’s largest Bruce Springsteen printed memorabilia collection is "Born to Run" no more.

After a four-year search for a new home, the 14,900-document collection devoted to the Boss and his music will move to Monmouth University in West Long Branch Nov. 1, campus officials said tonight.

Songbooks, tour programs, magazines and other documents from 44 countries are now housed at the Asbury Park Public Library, where they are kept in storage and available for viewing only by appointment. At Momouth University, the collection will be better preserved and more widely available to the public, school officials said.

"The collection not only offers Springsteen fans the chance to explore various aspects of his career, but students, scholars, and journalists will also benefit from the access that Monmouth University will now provide," said Robert Santelli, executive director of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles and a Monmouth graduate who helped broker the deal with the private university.

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