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Bing Crosby Show videotape collection

 Collection
Identifier: M102
Abstract: The collection consists of seven discrete programs of The Bing Crosby Show dating from 1959 through 1962.
Dates: 1959-1962

Charles S. Tigerman papers

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Identifier: M214
Abstract: The Charles S. Tigerman Papers contain legal documents and notes related to the copyright of lyricist Johnny Mercer's songs and the estate of his widow, Ginger Mercer, 1975-1995, as well as material related to Mercer festivals, 1994-1996. Charles S. Tigerman is a practicing attorney who has served as the Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Johnny Mercer Foundation.
Dates: 1975-2017

Come Rain or Come Shine collection

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Identifier: M152
Abstract: One folder, containing one copy of the script, three programs, and one review of the Los Angeles production Come Rain or Come Shine.
Dates: 1997

Emma Kelly collection

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Identifier: M183
Abstract: Emma Kelly was a lifelong resident of Statesboro, Georgia. Having learned to play the piano at the age of six, she continued to perform for civic clubs and special events across the state for the rest of her life. The locally famous "Miss Emma" achieved world-renown when author John Berendt devoted an entire chapter to her in his novel, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The Emma Kelly collection includes documentary materials and artifacts...
Dates: circa 1900-2001; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1999

Ervin Drake collection

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Identifier: M142
Abstract: One cassette tape of a song by Ervin Drake.
Dates: 1946

Gene Lees papers

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Identifier: M060
Abstract: This collection consists of research materials used by Gene Lees when he was writing his Johnny Mercer biography, Portrait of Johnny: The life of John Herndon Mercer. The papers include the correspondence files of both Gene Lees and Johnny Mercer, Mercer family biographical information, page proofs of Portrait of Johnny, as well as an unpublished manuscript entitled Song Lake Summer. Other...
Dates: 1808-2004; Majority of material found within 1990 - 2004

Geoffrey Parker collection

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Identifier: M007
Abstract: This collection consists of newsclippings, press releases, programs, an interview transcript and other material relating to Johnny Mercer, 1946-1977, which Georgia State University professor Geoffrey Parker gathered from various sources including recordings of a GSU tribute to Johnny Mercer.
Dates: 1946-1977

Georgia State University Mercer Stamp Celebration collection

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Identifier: M124
Abstract: This collection consists of fourteen color photo images (28 prints, 2 of each image) of the lobby at the Rialto Theater prior to the Mercer postal stamp celebration in September 1996.
Dates: 1996

Ginger Mercer collection

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Identifier: M003
Abstract: Ginger Mercer was born Elizabeth Meltzer on June 25, 1909 in Brooklyn, New York, one of three daughters born to Anna and Joseph Meltzer. While a member of the cast of the Garrick Gaieties of 1930 Ginger met an aspiring actor named Johnny Mercer, her future husband, who had moved to New York from Savannah, Georgia to try his hand at a show business career. Following her husband's death, Ginger traveled widely and spent much of her time promoting her Johnny...
Dates: circa 1960-1983

Harry Mackenzie collection

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Identifier: M058
Abstract: Harry Mackenzie is a resident of Glasgow, Scotland who has researched and written extensively on radio during the 1940s. His collection consists of an unpublished 1992 manuscript, The Johnny Mercer Chesterfield Music Shop, a revision of the discography he published in 1986.
Dates: 1992

Hugh Mercer, Jr. collection

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Identifier: M145
Abstract: 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.
Dates: circa 1937-1973

Joan Clarke Johnny Mercer collection

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Identifier: M172
Abstract: Consists of a videocassette recording of a 1951 episode of the television program The Name's the Same featuring Johhny Mercer.
Dates: 1951

John and Seymour Rennolds collection

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Identifier: M135
Scope and Content of the Collection The John and Seymour Rennolds Collection covers the time period from 1933 to about 1992. The manuscript portion of the collection includes materials that the Rennolds gathered on twentieth-century lyricist and composer Johnny Mercer (1909-1976). Included in the collection are a brief history of the collection itself, general files, correspondence, clippings and programs, music and lyrics, song magazines, one photograph, and three videotapes.A significant part of the manuscript...
Dates: 1933-circa 1992; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1985

Johnny and Ginger Mercer papers

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Identifier: M002
Abstract: The Johnny and Ginger Mercer Papers contain manuscripts, photographs, sheet music, recordings, printed materials, and memorabilia documenting the early careers (1920s through about 1931) of both Johnny and Ginger Mercer; their courtship and marriage (1930 and 1931); and Johnny Mercer's career as a songwriter, performer, and businessman as it continued after their marriage; Johnny Mercer's work as a lyricist.
Dates: 1925-circa 1992

Johnny Mercer Box Office dedication collection

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Identifier: M140
Abstract: This collection consists of memorabilia from the dedication of the Johnny Mercer Box Office at the McCallum Theatre, March 16, 2001, Palm Desert, Ca.
Dates: 2001

Johnny Mercer contracts collection

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Identifier: M212
Abstract: The collection consists of 24 contracts (dated 1933;1939; 1952-1978) signed by American lyricist Johnny Mercer (1909-1976), some with associated correspondence; and one contract signed by his son after his death.
Dates: 1933, 1939, 1952-1978

Johnny Mercer Foundation records

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Identifier: M141
Abstract The Johnny Mercer Foundation is a charitable organization with a stated mission of supporting the discipline of songwriting in the tradition of the Great American Songbook as exemplified by the life and work of Johnny Mercer. Board meeting minutes, correspondence, legal documents, financial records and audits, and reports from supported charities and initiatives make up their records, dated 1962-2018.
Dates: 1962-2018

Johnny Mercer "Mike" audio collection

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Identifier: M210
Abstract: The collection consists of three compact discs made from audiotapes and a phonograph record. The recordings (circa 1967) feature Johnny Mercer vocals, accompanied by a piano or small combo, for 19 songs he composed for the unproduced musical "Mike," a musical comedy for the stage based on Mickey Spillane's hard-boiled detective Mike Hammer.
Dates: circa 1967

Johnny Mercer Oral History Project

 Collection
Identifier: M-OH_JM
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...
Dates: 1995-2002

Johnny Mercer paintings reproduction collection

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Identifier: M211
Abstract: Prints, slides, transparencies, and digital images of 24 watercolor paintings by the American songwriter Johnny Mercer (1909-1976) plus one image of a manuscript. Subjects include family members and other figures, landscapes, and seascapes.
Dates: 1947, 1965-1966

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Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977 4
Mercer, Ginger (Elizabeth Meltzer), 1909-1994 4
Georgia State University 3
Whiting, Margaret 3
Johnny Mercer Foundation 2