Willie Nelson Donates Archives to Texas University

05/13/2014
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(Radio.com) The University of Texas at Austin will become the home of a major Willie Nelson archive. According to a press release, Nelson has donated a major portion of his collection of correspondence, song manuscripts, records and awards to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the university.

"Willie Nelson is an iconic American and an iconic Texan, so it's fitting that the Briscoe Center for American History should help safeguard his archives," said University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers.

"Because of his generous gift, scholars for decades to come will have access to the inner workings of his creativity and will better understand his influence on American culture. It's a great day for UT's Briscoe Center."

The collection will also include posters, illustrations, portraits. platinum records, certificates and awards, signed books, screenplays and many personal items, including Indian headdresses, dream catchers and numerous gifts and tributes from Nelson's fans. more on this story

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