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Miriam Center collection

Identifier: M254

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Miriam Center Collection. 1977-1978, undated, primarily contains materials related to the dedication of the Johnny Mercer Theatre in 1978. It includes 2 pieces of correspondence from Johnny and Ginger Mercer, 1 greeting card from Margaret Whiting, a program from the dedication, newspaper clippings, and a photo card of Miriam Center.


  • Creation: 1977-1978, undated


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

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. Miriam K. Center (born 1926), a Savannah native, had a long career in real estate and politics. She met Mercer in 1963 and later wrote a play, "Johnny Mercer and Me," about their friendship.


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Language of Materials



The Miriam Center Collection primarily contains materials related to the dedication of the Johnny Mercer Theatre in 1978. It includes corrspondence, newspaper clippings, and a program that date from 1977 to 1978.

Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Processing Information

Processed by Brittany Newberry, 2022.

Miriam Center:
A Guide to the Collection at Georgia State University
Georgia State University Library
November 2022
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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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