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Greg Johnson
Blues Curator and Professor
J. D. Williams Library

My role:

Greg Johnson is Blues Curator and Professor in the department of Archives and Special Collections.  He oversees the library’s large collection of blues sound recordings, videos, photographs, posters, books, magazines, and ephemera.   He works to obtain collections and organize, preserve, and make them accessible to the public.  Part of this entails digitizing analog audio formats.  He also gives talks on how to use archival resources as well as introductions to the blues.


A.A. Meridian Community College

B.M. University of Southern Mississippi

M.L.I.S. University of Southern Mississippi

Selected Publications and Presentations:

Johnson, Greg and Edward Komara. 100 Books Every Blues Fan Should Own. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.