Minnesota Historical Society Acquires Bob Dylan's High School Poems

January 24, 2018 06:28 PM

A part of Bob Dylan's past is now back in Minnesota.

Recently, the Minnesota Historical Society won two poems in an auction that were written by Dylan while he was a student at Hibbing High School in the 1950s.


RELATED: Dylan's Talent Was Clear Even Back in Minnesota

The poems were saved by a high school friend. It also includes a photo of Bob and a high school buddy on a motorcycle.

"The Minnesota Historical Society is charged with documenting Minnesota culture, not just our history but our culture," Patrick Coleman of the Minnesota Historical Society said. "And I can't think of a bigger cultural giant. We like to concentrate on what make this person a Minnesotan.

RELATED: Bob Dylan Submits His Nobel Prize Lecture

"And these two poems and this photograph - this is Bob Dylan at his most Minnesotan."   

The Minnesota Historical Society paid $10,000 in the auction for the Dylan items. They will be on display starting by the middle of February.  


Joe Mazan

Copyright 2018 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company


Clayton, Wisconsin, shows sympathy and support to families of teens killed in crash

Former St. Paul teacher talks publicly about $525,000 legal settlement with SPPS

St. Albans congregation remembers man shot, killed after bible study

Simley High School homecoming dance cut short due to 'perceived threat'

NFL rushing leader Cook leads Vikes romp past Raiders 34-14

Typical weather on the way for the first day of the fall season