Wednesday, June 15, 2022

A Dozen Historical Newspaper Clippings about Dylan and the Northland

The past couple months I have been periodically doing research at our local public library, the old-fashioned way. That is, I have been asking for help from the Reference Librarians. It may surprise a few people to discover that not everything in the universe can be found by means of a Google search. 
Libraries are a rich repository of all kinds of archival materials. One section I've been scouring is their newspaper clippings. Stored by topic, you can ask for and access newspaper clippings from more than a hundred years ago pertaining to whatever topic you are researching. (In older libraries in other parts of the world you can probably go back centuries.) 

I recently reviewed the history of Central High School for a Business North article I was working on. The folder had clippings from seven years before the school existed when the notion of a new hilltop Central High was a twinkle in the school district's eye.

The images here are from their Bob Dylan files. I'm willing to bet that not everything here is in the Tulsa Bob Dylan Center collection. (Click images enlarge.)

The loss of Zimmy's broke a lot of hearts.


It is interesting to see these newspaper stories about Dylan
from the early days of his emerging fame. 









This is where we gather each year for the DDF Birthday Party




Meantime, life goes on all around you. Get into it.

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