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Blues lover's collection donated to Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Scholars of the blues will soon have

another resource for their studies.

The personal correspondence, awards, audio recordings and

photographs of Sidney Foster Graves Jr. have been donated to the

University of Mississippi.

Graves was a librarian in Clarksdale and founded the Delta Blues

Museum in that city. He died in 2005, and his daughter, Abby McCall

of Mobile, Ala., recently donated his collections to the John D.

Williams Library at Ole Miss.

McCall says she hopes the items will help others learn about her

father's legacy.

Ole Miss professor Greg Johnson serves as the university's blues

curator. He says Graves was correct to recognize that the blues are

a strong part of Mississippi's cultural heritage.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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