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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This collection consists of an unpublished 1992 manuscript, The Johnny Mercer Chesterfield Music Shop, a revision of the discography by Harry Mackenzie that was published in 1986.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.


  • 1992


Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

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.

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 His collection consists of an unpublished 1992 manuscript, The Johnny Mercer Chesterfield Music Shop, a revision of the discography he published in 1986.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Harry Mackenzie, April 30, 1992.

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. Johnny Mercer Oral History Project, 1970, 1995-1998, 2001-2002

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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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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