A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University
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February 1985; July 2000
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Georgia State University Library,
Special Collections and Archives,
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conducted extensive research on resources relating to the life and career of
Johnny Mercer while pursuing an M.A. degree in History at Georgia State
University, resulting in a thesis in 1984. Her papers consist of correspondence
with educational institutions, archives, historical societies, book dealers,
radio stations and private collectors holding research materials relating to
Johnny Mercer, and include a number of copies of original materials (including
draft lyrics and Mercer correspondence) provided by respondents.
Scope and Content of the Papers
The papers described here consist of correspondence between Leonora
Gidlund and the educational institutions, archives, historical societies, book
dealers, radio stations and private collectors that she contacted in her search
for primary research materials relating to Mercer’s life and his
activities as one of America’s prominent songwriters. Included are a
number of copies of original materials (including draft lyrics and Mercer
correspondence) that were provided by some of the respondents. These materials
have been retained with the correspondence of the holding institution. Mailing
lists that were used during the study are filed first; the remaining
correspondence is filed alphabetically by name of institution or correspondent.
The numbers that appear on the mailing list and some of the correspondence
refer to the index numbers of the addressees as listed in Resources of American Music History.
Biographical Note on Leonora Gidlund
Leonora Gidlund conducted extensive research on resources relating to
the life and career of Johnny Mercer while pursuing an M.A. degree in History
at Georgia State University. This research resulted in a thesis entitled
Johnny Mercer: Resources for the Study of an American
Lyricist, which Ms. Gidlund completed at GSU in 1984. The following
year, she began a distinguished career at the Municipal Archives of New York
City, eventually serving as its director.
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.
Restrictions on Access
Access to cassette tapes and duplicates of original manuscript
materials are restricted. 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.
[item], [folder title], Leonora Gidlund Papers, M030, Popular Music
Collection. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University,
Donated by Leonora Gidlund, August 14, 1984.
Processed by Judy MacLeod, Christopher Ann Paton; February 1985,
revised July 2000.
Separated material: During processing, two
audio cassette tapes of lectures by Johnny Mercer were separated to the Popular
Music Sound Recordings.