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Elvis Week is an annual 10-day celebration of the “King of Rock-n-Roll” in Memphis, TN. According to the official Elvis page, Elvis Presley went from a two room shack in Tupelo, MS to become a cultural phenomenon, starring in 33 films, selling a billion records(?!), and breaking records with his sold out live performances regularly. Although he died August 16, 1977, Elvis has remained a global pop icon to this day.
How about checking out a DVD to see the King in action:
Elvis ‘56 http://boisestate.worldcat.org/oclc/45761422
Or some CDs to hear his music:
Elvis Up Close (includes booklet with some awesome Elvis photos) http://boisestate.worldcat.org/oclc/52607109
Albertsons Library also has Elvis’ music in streaming format:
Here’s one of several Elvis books available in the library.
Elvis Presley: The man. The life. The legend. Photos too. http://boisestate.worldcat.org/oclc/55044675
And you can take a virtual tour of Elvis’ home with the app, Hidden Mysteries: Gates of Graceland. Go through Graceland room by room and discover trivia about Elvis while looking for parts of an unrecorded song by him. Enjoy Elvis music and film clips along the way.
Finally, in a little piece of Boise State University history related to Elvis; Dr. Sandra Schackel, who taught History at Boise State University, dressed up as Elvis for her classes. You can see Dr. Schackel with the King and learn more about her in the story Women Making Herstory in a publication from the Women’s History Center available through ScholarWorks: http://scholarworks.boisestate.edu/wmh/5/
Audrey Williams, Elizabeth Ramsey