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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.


  • Creation: 1946-1977


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.

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.

Off-Site Storage

Collection is stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Geoffrey Parker, October 8, 1982.

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
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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