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Leonora Gidlund:

A Guide to Her Papers 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

February 1985; July 2000



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 from HTML source, June 23, 2009.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:Gidlund, Leonora
Title:Leonora Gidlund papers
Dates: 1983-1984
Quantity: .5 linear ft. (in 1 box)
Abstract: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, 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.
Identification: M030
LanguageEnglish.

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.


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.

Gidlund, Leonora--Archives
Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976
Lyricists--United States--Biography--Sources
Popular music--20th century
audio cassettes
correspondence
mailing lists

Restrictions

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.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], Leonora Gidlund Papers, M030, Popular Music Collection. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Leonora Gidlund, August 14, 1984.

Processing Information

Processed by Judy MacLeod, Christopher Ann Paton; February 1985, revised July 2000.


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, two audio cassette tapes of lectures by Johnny Mercer were separated to the Popular Music Sound Recordings.


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