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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.


  • Creation: circa 1937-1973


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.

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.

Off-Site Storage

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

Acquisition Information

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

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
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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