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Ervin Drake:

A Guide to His Collection at Georgia State University Library

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

March 1997



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created from electronic source, May 2012English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:Drake, Ervin
Title:Ervin Drake collection
Dates: 1946
Quantity: 1 cassette
Abstract:One cassette tape of a song by Ervin Drake.
Identification: M142
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Collection

This collection consists of one cassette tape of a song titled "No Restricted Signs in Heaven" sung by the Golden Gate Quartet.


Historical Note

Ervin Drake composed the music and lyrics for "No Restricted Signs in Heaven" in the early 1940s. According to Mr. Drake, the song, which was recorded in 1946 and submitted to Capitol Records, was rejected by one of Johnny Mercer's business partners because its civil rights theme might harm Capitol's business.


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.

Drake, Ervin
Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976
Lyricists--United States
Popular music--United States
audiocassettes

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], Ervin Drake Collection, M142, Popular Music Collection. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Ervin Drake, February 28, 1997.

Processing Information

Processed by Christopher Ann Paton and Christine de Catanzaro, March 1997.


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