Charles S. Tigerman papers
Scope and Contents of the Papers
The Charles S. Tigerman Papers contain legal documents and notes, 1975-1995, chronologically arranged and organized in two series. Series I, Johnny Mercer Estate, focuses on several transactions on behalf of the Estate of John H. Mercer. The legal transactions focus on the copyright and sale of many of Johnny Mercer's songs, 1976-1980. The papers included are an appraisal of the catalogue, correspondence, legal documents, and notes regarding the sale of copyright, appraisal of the catalogue, and pleadings regarding copyright. Several folders are dedicated to newspaper clippings, biographies, promotional flyers, newsletters, correspondence, and a few other promotional publications regarding press coverage of Johnny Mercer's festivals and other events, 1994-1996. Additionally, long excerpts of Mercer's autobiography are included. Series II, Ginger Mercer Estate, includes documents related to the estate of Mercer's widow, Elizabeth Meltzer Mercer, 1977-1994.
- Tigerman, Charles S. (Creator, Person)
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Collection is open for research use.
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Biography of Charles S. Tigerman
Charles S. Tigerman is a practicing attorney with Mindlin and Tigerman Law Firm located in Los Angeles, California. He represents composers and lyricists and in the sale of compositions and catalogues. He actively serves as the Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Johnny Mercer Foundation (www.johnnymercerfoundation.org). He has participated in representing the Estate of John H. Mercer and Mercer's widow, Ginger (Elizabeth Meltzer Mercer).
0.8 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)
Language of Materials
The Charles S. Tigerman Papers contain legal documents and notes related to the copyright of lyricist Johnny Mercer's songs and the estate of his widow, Ginger Mercer, 1975-1995, as well as material related to Mercer festivals, 1994-1996. Charles S. Tigerman is a practicing attorney who has served as the Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Johnny Mercer Foundation.
The papers are arranged into two series:
- Series I: Johnny Mercer Estate, 1975-1995
- Series II: Ginger Mercer Estate, 1977-2017
Johnny Mercer estate records donated by Charles S. Tigerman, March 3, 2010. Ginger Mercer estate records donated separately at a later date.
Processed by Laura Elliott, June 20, 2013. Addition processed by Hilary Morrish, February 2015.
- Charles S. Tigerman:
- A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
- 20 June 2013
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