Leonora Gidlund papers
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.
- Creation: 1983-1984
- Gidlund, Leonora (Person)
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use. Access to cassette tapes and duplicates of original manuscript materials are restricted.
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 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.
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Language of Materials
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.
Donated by Leonora Gidlund, August 14, 1984.
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.
Processed by Judy MacLeod and Christopher Ann Paton at the file leve, February 1985.
- Leonora Gidlund:
- A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
- February 1985
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