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ELVIS WEEK: Graceland Opens New Elvis Archives Experience

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WHITEHAVEN, Tenn. (FOX13) - As tens of thousands of Elvis fans descend upon Memphis for Elvis Week 2014, just like in years past Graceland is offering fans something they've never seen before.

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The new Elvis archive exhibit showcases photos of Elvis that some have never seen before. They are part of the vast inventory of over 80,000 photos of Elvis that are archived at Graceland but have not been on display before.

In fact, only a third of all the apparel, photographs and documents have ever been on display. But with the opening of the new Archives Experience and the Archives Studio that will change.

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"We can tell a unique story with the artifacts so you may come one day or see a show and come back the next day and it will be something totally different," said Kevin Kern of Elvis Presley Enterprises. "So it brings great versatility with this and no two shows will be the same. So it's a great new addition to the Graceland experience for our visitors."

Leading into the archives studio is an exhibit of some third party Elvis collections that will go on the auction block later this week.

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"Seventy-two items from private collectors looking to sell their Elvis artifacts and they are authenticated right here by the Graceland archive staff," Kern said.

If you have ever wanted to own something that Elvis might have touched or even worn, autographed photos, you name it, you could be the proud owner of a piece of Elvis history.

If you can pay the price.

So if you want to take part in The Auction at Graceland, the very first auction to ever take place at Graceland, you need to be prequalified in person at Graceland the day before the event. You can prequalify online. There is limited seating in the auditorium.

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