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Leonora Gidlund papers

 Collection
Identifier: M030

Scope and Content of the Papers

The papers described here consist of correspondence between Leonora Gidlund and the educational institutions, archives, historical societies, book dealers, radio stations and private collectors that she contacted in her search for primary research materials relating to Mercer's life and his activities as one of America's prominent songwriters. Included are a number of copies of original materials (including draft lyrics and Mercer correspondence) that were provided by some of the respondents. These materials have been retained with the correspondence of the holding institution. Mailing lists that were used during the study are filed first; the remaining correspondence is filed alphabetically by name of institution or correspondent. The numbers that appear on the mailing list and some of the correspondence refer to the index numbers of the addressees as listed in Resources of American Music History.

Dates

  • 1983-1984

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Access to cassette tapes and duplicates of original manuscript materials are restricted.

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 Leonora Gidlund

Leonora Gidlund conducted extensive research on resources relating to the life and career of Johnny Mercer while pursuing an M.A. degree in History at Georgia State University. This research resulted in a thesis entitled Johnny Mercer: Resources for the Study of an American Lyricist, which Ms. Gidlund completed at GSU in 1984. The following year, she began a distinguished career at the Municipal Archives of New York City, eventually serving as its director.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (in 6 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Leonora Gidlund conducted extensive research on resources relating to the life and career of Johnny Mercer while pursuing an M.A. degree in History at Georgia State University, resulting in a thesis in 1984. Her papers consist of correspondence with educational institutions, archives, historical societies, book dealers, radio stations and private collectors holding research materials relating to Johnny Mercer, and include a number of copies of original materials (including draft lyrics and Mercer correspondence) provided by respondents.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Leonora Gidlund, August 14, 1984.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Johnny Mercer papers, 1885-1981 (M001)
  2. Johnny and Ginger Mercer papers, 1925-circa 1992 (M002)
  3. Ginger Mercer collection, circa 1960-1983 (M003)
  4. Johnny Mercer Oral History Project, 1970; 1995-1998; 2001-2002
  5. Geoffrey Parker collection, 1946-1977 (M007)
  6. Gene Lees Papers, 1808-2004 (M060)

Separated Materials

During processing, two audio cassette tapes of lectures by Johnny Mercer were separated to the Popular Music Sound Recordings. Please consult Special Collections for access.

Processing Information

Processed by Judy MacLeod and Christopher Ann Paton at the file leve, February 1985.
Title
Leonora Gidlund:
Subtitle
A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
February 1985
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • July 2000: Finding aid revised.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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