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This collection consists of the research papers and recordings compiled by English author Michael Gray during the writing of his book on Georgia blues legend Blind Willie McTell, one of the earliest blues performers to record. Materials range from 1991 to 2010, and include recordings and transcripts of interviews with witnesses and folklorists, images of relevant census records, copies of court records, manuscript drafts, extensive correspondence, and the unissued complete recording of McTell’s last studio session in Atlanta, 1956.

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McTell, Blind Willie -- Archives, Gray, Michael, 1946- -- Archives, Gray, Michael, 1946-, Hand me my travelin' shoes -- Archives, McTell, Blind Willie, Blues musicians -- Georgia -- Archives, African American guitarists -- Georgia -- Archives, African American musicians -- Georgia -- Archives, African American guitarists, African American musicians, Blues musicians, Georgia, Archives


History | Social History | United States History


7 Boxes (3.87 linear feet)

Acquisitions Information

Materials purchased by the Georgia Southern University Foundation from Michael Gray, January 28, 2010, and transferred to Henderson Library.


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Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes collection