David Letterman’s set from his CBS “Late Show,” along with other memorabilia from the show and from Letterman’s career, will have a home at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.
Rolling Stone reports that Letterman is donating the materials to his alma mater, where it will be housed in the Letterman Building, the home of the university’s telecommunications program.
“The gifts will comprise the David Letterman Experience, and while no specific items were named, the collection will include the retired late-night legend’s Emmys alongside props and set pieces used on both CBS’s ‘Late Show’ and NBC’s ‘Late Night,'” the story reports.
The announcement was made during a Ball State event featuring Letterman along with directors Spike Jonze and Bennett Miller.
“Prior to the chat, Letterman touched on the potential significance of the David Letterman Experience, cracking: ‘So you can sit at a desk and pretend to talk to an actor?'” the story notes.
Ball State President Paul W. Ferguson added his own perspective, saying: “Important to both Dave and Ball State is his continuing legacy for Ball State students, who will learn from his example and impact on the entertainment and broadcast industry.”