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
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.