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Joan Clarke Johnny Mercer collection

Identifier: M172

Scope and Content of the Collection

This collection consists of one VHS videotape of the show The Name's the Same (originally aired September 3, 1951) featuring songwriter Johnny Mercer and a young boy named Johnny Mercer. The videotape was recorded off the air and includes commercials; it was recorded over a commercial Frank Sinatra videotape, and the original tape continues after the TV show ends.


  • 1951


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

Joan Clarke is the daughter of Sadie Vimmerstedt, who wrote the song I Wanna Be Around with Johnny Mercer in 1959. "The Name's the Same" was a panel show on the ABC television network that ran 1951-1955. Guests shared the name of a famous person, place, or thing, and celebrity panel members tried to guess it.


0.1 Linear Feet (in 1 box)

Language of Materials



Consists of a videocassette recording of a 1951 episode of the television program The Name's the Same featuring Johhny Mercer.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Joan Clarke, November 25, 1999.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

Separated Materials:

During processing various materials were separated to other Popular Music and Culture Music Collections. Consult the University Library's online catalog or contact Special Collections for access to sheet music. The issue of Sheet Music Magazine has been transfered to the Popular Music Collection Ephemera Files See finding aid for access.

Popular Music Sheet Music Collection

  1. 12 pieces of Johnny Mercer sheet music

Popular Music Ephemera Collecion

  1. Sheet Music Magazine (November 1987)

Processing Information

Processed by Christine de Catanzaro and Christopher Ann Paton at the file level, July 25, 2000.
Joan Clarke:
A Guide to Her Johnny Mercer Collection at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
July 2000
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • August 1, 2008: Finding aid revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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