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John Mellencamp Donates Archives To University

On Friday (3.03,) Indiana University, President Pamela Whitten confirmed that iconic musician John Mellencamp has decided to donate an archived collection of his life and work to IU.

In a statement about the rocker’s generous decision, Whitten said that the collection includes original creative works, photographs, instruments and other significant memorabilia related to his music, artwork, social activism and philanthropy, adding:

“His collection will be an incredible resource for arts scholars and a clear source of inspiration to our students.”

Symbolize the strong connection Mellencamp has to his southern Indiana roots, a sculpture honoring John’s artistic legacy will be commissioned for the Bloomington campus to reside near the Fine Arts Plaza on the campus.

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Author: Saul Goode

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