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Geoffrey Parker collection

Identifier: M007

Scope and Content of the Collection

This collection consists of newsclippings, press releases, programs, an interview transcript and other material relating to Johnny Mercer, which Geoffrey Parker gathered from various sources, including the archives of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. The first folder contains newspaper clippings and budget proposals for a Johnny Mercer Theatre/Restaurant in Savannah; the second consists of a press release, programs, and newspaper clippings concerning Johnny Mercer's appearance in the Lyrics and Lyricists series in 1971 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City; the third includes magazine articles from Cosmopolitan, The Santa Fe Magazine, and other newspapers and magazines; and the fourth contains an undated transcript of an interview of Johnny Mercer by Walter Wager. In addition, this collection contains both audio and video recordings of a GSU Johnny Mercer Tribute concert.


  • 1946-1977


Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Biographical Note on Geoffrey Parker

Geoffrey Parker is a former Assistant Professor in the Commercial Music and Recording Department at Georgia State University.


0.2 Linear Feet (in 4 folders)

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This collection consists of newsclippings, press releases, programs, an interview transcript and other material relating to Johnny Mercer, 1946-1977, which Georgia State University professor Geoffrey Parker gathered from various sources including recordings of a GSU tribute to Johnny Mercer.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Geoffrey Parker, October 8, 1982.

Related Archival Materials

Processing Information

Processed by Christopher Ann Paton and Christine de Catanzaro at the item level, January 1984.
Geoffrey Parker:
A Guide to His Johnny Mercer Collection at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
January 1984
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • July 2000: Finding aid revised.
  • June 2008: EAD finding aid created by William Hardesty.
  • April 2020: EAD revised and AV materials added by Hal Hansen.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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