Hugh Mercer, Jr. collection

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Hugh Mercer, Jr.:

A Guide to His Collection at Georgia State University Library

Georgia State University
Georgia State University
Special Collections and Archives
100 Decatur St., SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
404-413-2880
Fax: 404-413-2881
archives@gsu.edu

7 February 2002



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 from HTML source, June 25, 2010.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Hugh Mercer, Jr.
Title: Hugh Mercer, Jr. collection
Dates: circa 1937-1973
Quantity: .2 linear ft. (in 1 box)
Abstract:Thiecollection consists of one folder of correspondence and greeting cards from the files of Hugh Mercer, Jr., son of Johnny Mercer’s half-brother.
Identification: M145
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Collection

This collection consists of one folder of correspondence and greeting cards from the files of Hugh Mercer, Jr. The correspondence includes several letters from Johnny Mercer to both the senior and junior Hugh Mercer; the greeting cards include several Christmas cards from Johnny and Ginger Mercer and their children. Many of the cards and letters are undated. A second folder contains the text of an address given at the dedication of George A. Mercer Junior High School in Savannah in 1962, as well as the text of a response to the address, given by Johnny Mercer. A photograph from a 1973 party given in honor of Johnny Mercer at the home of Jean Bach in New York City completes the collection.


Biographical Note

Hugh Mercer, Jr. was the nephew of Johnny Mercer and son of Johnny Mercer’s half-brother Hugh Mercer.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976
Popular music--United States
Savannah (Ga.)
Correspondence
photographs

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

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.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], Hugh Mercer, Jr. Collection, M145, Popular Music Collection. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Ann Mercer Klein, cousin of Hugh Mercer, Jr., and niece of Johnny Mercer, October 4, 2001.

Processing Information

Processed by Christopher Ann Paton and Christine de Catanzaro, February 7, 2002.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: See the Johnny Mercer Collection page on the Popular Music and Culture Collection Website


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