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Johnny Mercer Oral History Project

 Collection
Identifier: M-OH_JM

Scope and Contents of the Project

The Johnny Mercer Oral History Project includes interviews with family members, friends, and colleagues of Johnny and Ginger Mercer.

Dates

  • 1995-2002

Creator

Restrictions on Access

All interviews are available online or in the Reading Room.

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 Johnny Mercer

John Herndon Mercer (1909-1976), a native of Savannah, Georgia, began writing songs at the age of fifteen and eventually became one of the foremost figures of 20th century American popular music. His catalog includes many numbers that have become American classics, and his activities as lyricist, composer, performer and businessman span a period of nearly five decades.

Extent

23 item(s) (23 interviews)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Johnny Mercer Oral History Project includes interviews with family members, friends, and colleagues of Johnny and Ginger Mercer. John Herndon Mercer (1909-1976), a native of Savannah, Georgia, began writing songs at the age of fifteen and eventually became one of the foremost figures of 20th century American popular music. His catalog includes many numbers that have become American classics, and his activities as lyricist, composer, performer and businessman span a period of nearly five decades.

Acquisition Information

Donated by interviewees and Chris Paton, 1995-2002.

Digital Access

The oral histories from this project are accessable in Georgia State University Digital Collections.

Processing Information

Original Audio cassettes were transcribed and digitized by Special Collections Staff.

Creator

Title
Johnny Mercer:
Subtitle
A Guide to the Oral History Project at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Hal Hansen
Date
October 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)