Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Ervin Drake collection
One cassette tape of a song by Ervin Drake.
Found in: Special Collections / Ervin Drake collection
Johnny Mercer contracts collection
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
Sadie Vimmerstedt papers
Sadie Vimmerstedt, who was a resident of Youngstown, Ohio, wrote a letter to Johnny Mercer in February of 1957 suggesting that Mercer write a song entitled "When Somebody Breaks Your Heart." Mercer wrote the song, ultimately sharing authorship with her on a 50/50 basis. Mrs. Vimmerstedt's collection includes Mercer's first letter to her, a few Christmas cards from Mercer, and photographs taken at the 1963 Grammy Awards banquet.
Dates: 1959-circa 1970
Found in: Special Collections / Sadie Vimmerstedt papers