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Bob Dylan: Iconic Singer & Songwriter: Primary Sources: Archives & Records


Bob Dylan Research Collection, collected by Dennis Anderson.
Bibliographies, magazine articles and book excerpts, syllabi, chronologies, student papers, interviews, correspondence, and fan magazines related to the work of a Bob Dylan scholar who taught seminars on Dylan and American culture at German universities during the 1970s and early 1980s. The collection contains English and German language material and provides both American and European commentary on the life and music of Bob Dylan.
MNHS call numberDigital Finding Aid

Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, Subject Files.
Correspondence, clippings, reports, press releases, studies, financial documents, and related materials mainly documenting special events occurring at the Metrodome, including the 1986 Bob Dylan/Grateful Dead concert, the first in the Metrodome. There are 4 boxes in this collection, but not all relate to this topic. Folders relating to Bob Dylan's 1986 performance are in box 120.K.20.1B.
MNHS call number: See the finding aid in the library (Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission)

"Temporary Like Achilles."
Manuscript copies of a Dylan song.
MNHS call number: See finding aid in the library (Res. 14), or view an electronic version of the manuscript (PDF).


Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews, by Bob Dylan, edited by Jonathan Cott.
New York: Wenner Books, 2006.
MNHS call number: ML420.D9 A5 2006b

Chronicles, by Bob Dylan.
Volume 1.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004.
MNHS call number: ML420.D9 A3 2004

"Bob Dylan: the Rolling Stone Interview" by Mikal Gilmore.
In Rolling Stone. Issue 882 (Nov. 22, 2001), p. [56]-58, 61, 63-64, 66, 68-[69].
MNHS call number: FOLIO ML420.D9 G542 2001

"Bob Dylan: the Rolling Stone Interview" by Kurt Loder.
In Rolling Stone. Issue no. 424 (June 21st, 1984), p. 14-[15], 17-18, 23-24, 78 : ill.
MNHS call number: FOLIO ML420.D9 G542 L62

"Bob Dylan at Fifty" by Mikal Gilmore.
In Rolling Stone. Issue 605 (May 30th, 1991), p. 56-57, 59-60 : ill
MNHS call number: FOLIO ML420.D9 G54 1991

"Playboy Interview, Bob Dylan: A Candid Conversation with the Iconoclastic Idol of the Folk-Rock Set" by Bob Dylan & Nat Hentoff.
In Playboy. Vol. 13, no. 3 (Mar. 1966), p. 41-44, 138-140, 142
MNHS call number: ML420.D9 Z99 1966  RESTRICTED ADULTS ONLY

"Playboy Interview: Bob Dylan"  by Ron Rosenbaum.
In Playboy. Vol. 25, no. 3 (Mar. 1978), 61-62, 64,69-74, 80, 82,86,88,90
MNHS call number: ML420.D9Z99 1978


Minnesota Party Tape.   
A recording of Bob Dylan singing and playing the guitar with a group of his friends: Bil Golfus, Bonnie Beecher, Cynthia Fincher (or Fischer?), and Cleve Pettersen.
Recorded by Cleve Pettersen at an apartment in Minneapolis in the fall of 1960.
Note: Copying not permitted
MNHS call number: Audiotape 203

Blonde on Blonde /Bob Dylan
[New York] : Columbia, [1966].
2 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in
MNHS call number:  Sound Disc  #439-A

Blood on the Tracks /Bob Dylan
New York : Columbia, p1974
​1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in
MNHS call number: Sound Disc #324-A

Bringing It All Back Home /Bob Dylan
New York : Columbia Records, [1965]
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo ; 12 in
MNHS call number: Sound Disc #332-A

The Freewheeling' Bob Dylan
New York, N.Y. : Columbia, [1963]
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo ; 12 in
MNHS call number: Sound Disc #438-A

Hard Rain /Bob Dylan
New York : Columbia, p1976
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in
MNHS call number: Sound Disc #130-A

Highway 61 Revisited /Bob Dylan
New York : Columbia Records, 1965
1 sound disc (49 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, mono. ; 12 in
MNHS call number: Sound Disc #441-A

Time Out of Mind /Bob Dylan
New York, NY : Columbia, p1997
​1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
MNHS call number: Sound Disc #435-B

The Times They Are A-Changin' /Bob Dylan
[New York] : Columbia, [1964]
1 sound disc (46 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in
MNHS call number:  Sound Disc #435-A

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