Frequently Asked Questions

Collage of three images of a young Bob Dylan.

About the Center

A: From this Vanity Fair article, written by Doug Brinkley:

“When news broke in 2016 that Bob Dylan had given his vast archive of recordings and artifacts to the George Kaiser Family Foundation of Tulsa, people were taken aback. Why was this cultural trove going there, of all places?

Now we know the answer. That initial cache of Dylanalia has become the cornerstone of an entire museum: the Bob Dylan Center®. Recently I asked the singer-songwriter, who is 80, why he’d chosen Tulsa. ‘There’s more vibrations on the coasts, for sure,’ he explained. ‘But I’m from Minnesota and I like the casual hum of the heartland.’”

A: If you are having difficulties reserving your visit online, please email info@bobdylancenter.com. You may also visit the center in person to purchase a ticket, however please note tickets are for a reserved entry time and may not be available for the time you arrive at the center.

A: Yes. To reschedule or cancel please email info@bobdylancenter.com and we’d be happy to assist you.

A: Tickets are available now.

Members receive free admission to the center. To become a member, visit our Memberships page.

A: Prior to booking tickets, members will need to log in: https://secure.americansongarchives.org/account/login

If you have never logged in, but are a member, you will need to click “Reset Password” and follow the prompts. You must use the email you used to sign up for your membership, otherwise it will make a separate account and will not have your membership linked to the account.

If you have already created a member account, you do not need to create a new account. Please use your already existing account, as it will be tied to your membership. If you’ve forgotten the password, you may reset it to gain access to your already existing account.

Our system requires all transactions create an account, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

A: The center is open to the public, as of May 10, 2022.

A:  The archive consists of more than 100,000 items, including essays, poems, liner notes, correspondence, philosophical musings, never-before-seen photos and more, spanning nearly the entire length of Bob Dylan’s career.

A: Metered parking in the district is enforced Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Free parking is generously offered by Bank of Oklahoma in the parking lot at the corner of North Boston Avenue and East Archer Street, Fridays from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. and Sundays noon until 9 p.m. 

If you have any issues not addressed on this Frequently Asked Questions page, please send an email to info@bobdylancenter.com.

Reserve your tickets to visit the Bob Dylan Center today.