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Center of the Blues Universe
The Blues Archive at the University of Mississippi acquires and
preserves blues and blues-related materials in a variety of formats for
scholars of the blues, African American studies, and southern culture.
With over 60,000 sound recordings, in most audio formats; over 20,000
photographs; more than 1,000 videos; over 6,000 books, periodicals and
newsletters; and numerous manuscripts and ephemera, the Blues Archive
houses one of the largest collections of blues recordings, publications,
and memorabilia in the world. Important collections include B. B.
King's personal record collection, the Jim O'Neal and Amy van Singel/Living Blues
Collection, the Trumpet Records Collection, the Sheldon Harris
Collection, the John Richbourg Collection, and the Percy Mayfield
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