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Harry Mackenzie collection

Identifier: M058

Scope and Content of the Collection

This collection consists of an unpublished 1992 manuscript, The Johnny Mercer Chesterfield Music Shop, a revision of the discography by Harry Mackenzie that was published in 1986. Mr. Mackenzie used the Mercer Collection at Georgia State University in the course of his research for this book, and donated a copy of the manuscript to GSU so that other researchers could have access to the information he compiled.

The manuscript contains a short introductory section; a cost sheet; a table of wax information on the AFRS recordings; a program log from 12 June to 8 December 1944; final comments; a guest index; and a title index. In addition, two articles on Johnny Mercer's Music Shop and copies of the disc labels for two of the programs are included at the conclusion of the manuscript.


  • Creation: 1992


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.

Biography of Harry Mackenzie

Harry Mackenzie of Glasgow, Scotland, is a researcher who has compiled extensively discographies of 1940s radio performances.

History of the The Chesterfield Music Shop

The Chesterfield Music Shop was a radio program hosted by Johnny Mercer and featuring Johnny Mercer, Jo Stafford, and the Pied Pipers, with Paul Weston and his orchestra, as well as several guest stars. The fifteen-minute program was heard five nights a week (Monday through Friday) between June and December 1944. The Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) recorded most of the programs.


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Language of Materials



Harry Mackenzie is a resident of Glasgow, Scotland who has researched and written extensively on radio during the 1940s. His collection consists of an unpublished 1992 manuscript, The Johnny Mercer Chesterfield Music Shop, a revision of the discography he published in 1986.

Off-Site Location

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

Acquisition Information

Donated by Harry Mackenzie, April 30, 1992.

Processing Information

Processed by Christine de Catanzaro and Christopher Ann Paton at the file level, 22 February 2000.

Harry Mackenzie:
A Guide to His Collection at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
February 22, 2000
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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