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Atlanta Jazz and Blues Show collection

Identifier: M240

The Atlanta Jazz and Blues Show was a television program created in 1988 to showcase live performances of talented jazz and blues musicians in the South. These materials focus on the program's broadcasts dated from 1999 to the show's end in 2018.

Dates: 1999-2019

Bing Crosby Show videotape collection

Identifier: M102

The collection consists of seven discrete programs of The Bing Crosby Show dating from 1959 through 1962.

Dates: 1959-1962

Charles S. Tigerman papers

Identifier: M214

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

Identifier: M152

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

Don Kennedy papers

Identifier: M223
Abstract: Don Kennedy is an Atlanta-based radio and television station founder, manager, broadcaster, and actor, known for playing Officer Don on children’s television as well as creating and hosting the radio program Big Band Jump. The Don Kennedy papers, 1956-2013, contain writings, audio recordings, photographs, printed materials, and awards related to Kennedy’s television and radio broadcasting career. The bulk of the materials relate to the production of the ...
Dates: 1956-2013

Emma Kelly collection

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

Identifier: M142

One cassette tape of a song by Ervin Drake.

Dates: 1946

Gene Lees papers

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

Identifier: M007

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 Roux photograph collection

Identifier: M180

George A. Mercer (father of songwriter Johnny Mercer) built the home at Vernon View, Savannah, Georgia that was used by the family as a summer home. The collection consists of four color photographs of the house, donated by longtime resident Georgia Roux.

Dates: undated

Georgia State University Mercer Stamp Celebration collection

Identifier: M124

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

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

Hugh Mercer, Jr. collection

Identifier: M145

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

Jazz and Swing Foundation records

Identifier: M069

The Jazz and Swing Foundation was a non-profit organization that existed 1986-1988, in order to collect and preserve jazz and swing sound recordings and information about jazz and swing music and musicians. Its records contain board and organizational information as well as various subject files.

Dates: 1986-1988

Joan Clarke Johnny Mercer collection

Identifier: M172

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

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

Identifier: M002

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

Identifier: M140

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

Identifier: M212

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 "Mike" audio collection

Identifier: M210

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

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