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Hugh Mercer, Jr. collection

Identifier: M145

Scope and Content of the Collection

This collection consists of one folder of correspondence and greeting cards from the files of Hugh Mercer, Jr. The correspondence includes several letters from Johnny Mercer to both the senior and junior Hugh Mercer; the greeting cards include several Christmas cards from Johnny and Ginger Mercer and their children. Many of the cards and letters are undated. A second folder contains the text of an address given at the dedication of George A. Mercer Junior High School in Savannah in 1962, as well as the text of a response to the address, given by Johnny Mercer. A photograph from a 1973 party given in honor of Johnny Mercer at the home of Jean Bach in New York City completes the collection.


  • circa 1937-1973


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.

Biographical Note

Hugh Mercer, Jr. was the nephew of Johnny Mercer and son of Johnny Mercer's half-brother Hugh Mercer.


0.2 Linear Feet (in 3 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of one folder of correspondence and greeting cards from the files of Hugh Mercer, Jr., son of Johnny Mercer’s half-brother.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Ann Mercer Klein, cousin of Hugh Mercer, Jr., and niece of Johnny Mercer, October 4, 2001.

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 file level, February 7, 2002.
Hugh Mercer, Jr.:
A Guide to His Collection at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
February 2002
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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