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Ervin Drake collection

 Collection
Identifier: M142

Scope and Content of the Collection

This collection consists of one cassette tape of a song titled "No Restricted Signs in Heaven" sung by the Golden Gate Quartet.

Dates

  • 1946

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

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.

Historical Note

Ervin Drake composed the music and lyrics for "No Restricted Signs in Heaven" in the early 1940s. According to Mr. Drake, the song, which was recorded in 1946 and submitted to Capitol Records, was rejected by one of Johnny Mercer's business partners because its civil rights theme might harm Capitol's business.

Extent

0.02 Linear Feet (in 1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

One cassette tape of a song by Ervin Drake.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Ervin Drake, February 28, 1997.

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 Christopher Ann Paton and Christine de Catanzaro at the item level, March 1997.

Creator

Title
Ervin Drake:
Subtitle
A Guide to His Collection at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
March 1997
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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