Below is an online exhibition from Oxford Brookes University and a random sample of images from the Paul Oliver Collection

Maxwell St Jimmy with King David on harp, Maxwell Street, Chicago 1960

Washboard Willie in Detroit 1960

Brother John Sellers

Lightnin’ Hopkins with Chris Strachwitz viewing Paul Oliver’s Story of the Blues Exhibition, London 1964.

Brother John Sellers, Paul Oliver and Little Walter, London 1964

Little Walter, Sunnyland Slim and Little Brother Montgomery in Chicago 1960

Will Shade, guitar and Gus Cannon, Banjo in Memphis Tennessee 1960

‘The Classic Blues’ panel, Paul Oliver ‘Story of the Blues Exhibition’, London 1964

All of our Paul Oliver photos and related material are housed at the Special Collections Library at Oxford Brookes University. To search the database for more details, click on this link: Paul Oliver Archive of African American Music