University Archives’ Sept. 6th Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Books & Sports Auction has 505 Lots



The 505-lot auction features superb items from U.S. presidential, early America, science, literature, music, entertainment, world leaders and sports, many signed by history's brightest luminaries.

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Wilton, CT, USA, August 24, 2023 — Singer Bob Dylan’s handwritten lyrics for the song Subterranean Homesick Blues, a letter typed in German and signed by Albert Einstein regarding clock time and the Theory of Relativity, and a circa 1848 William Stone/Peter Force copperplate engraving printing of the Declaration of Independence are just a few of the many desirable and highly collectible items up for bid in University Archives’ online auction planned for Wednesday, September 6th.

The Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Books & Sports Memorabilia auction will start promptly at 11 am Eastern time. All 505 lots in the catalog are up for viewing and bidding now – on the University Archives website: – as well as on, and Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted.

“This is one of our biggest auctions to date and certainly one of our most diverse,” said John Reznikoff, president and owner of University Archives. “Collectors will find more than five hundred lots of valuable historical items and collectibles. If we have ever put together a sale that has something for everyone, this is it.”

Lot 214 is Bob Dylan’s handwritten lyrics for Subterranean Homesick Blues from his album Bringing It All Back Home, with a certificate of authenticity from Dylan’s manager, Jeff Rosen. Dylan penned the words of the powerful counter-cultural anthem on Norwegian hotel stationery, circa 2013. The lyrics refer to the many cultural flashpoints of the 1960s, like the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement (est. $40,000-$50,000).

For more information about University Archives and the online-only Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Books & Sports Memorabilia auction scheduled for Wednesday, September 6th at 11 am Eastern time, please visit Updates are posted frequently.