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Finding Aid for the Charles Sawyer Collection (MUM00257)

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Finding Aid for the Charles Sawyer Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles Sawyer Collection
Dates: 1978
Collector: Sawyer, Charles
Physical Extent: 1 box (.417 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00257
Location: Blues Archive
Language of Material: English
Abstract: Contains a photocopy of the typescript to Charles Sawyer’s The Arrival of B. B. King (1978).

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

This typescript was donated to the Blues Archive by B. B. King’s manager Sidney A. Seidenberg, 3 May 1985.

Processing Information

Collection received by Suzanne Flandreau Steel. Processing by Greg Johnson, Blues Curator and Assistant Professor.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Subject Terms

King, B. B.
Sawyer, Charles
Blues (Music)



Biographical Note

Charles Sawyer teaches blues history at the Harvard Extension School.

Scope and Content Note

This one-box collection contains a photocopy of the typescript to Charles Sawyer’s The Arrival of B. B. King from 1978. Sections are divided into separate folders. This work was later published as a book of the same title by Doubleday in 1980 [Cataloged: ML420.K473 S3] and released in paperback by Da Capo in 1982 [Cataloged: ML420.K473 S3 1982].

User Information

Prefered Citation

Charles Sawyer Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Charles Sawyer Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Related Material

Resources at the University of Mississippi

The arrival of B. B. King : the authorized biography / Charles Sawyer. Cataloged: ML420.K473 S3

Container List

1 Preface and table of contents
2 Part One: A View through the Microscope
3 Part Two: Black Horatio Alger
4 Part Three: A View through the Kaleidescope [sic]
5 Postscript: An Ode to Jim Crow: The Author’s Odyssey in Search of the Blues Boy