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Charles S. Tigerman:

A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library

Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
404-413-2880
archives@gsu.edu

June 20, 2013



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2015-07-17T15:57-0400
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
Creator: Tigerman, Charles S.
Title: Charles S. Tigerman papers
Dates: 1975-1995
Quantity: 0.8 Linear feet (in 2 manuscript boxes)
Abstract:The Charles S. Tigerman Papers contain legal documents and notes related to the copyright of lyricist Johnny Mercer's songs and the estate of his widow, Ginger Mercer, 1975-1995, as well as material related to Mercer festivals, 1994-1995. Charles S. Tigerman is a practicing attorney who has served as the Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Johnny Mercer Foundation.
Identification: M214
Language: English

Scope and Contents of the Papers

The Charles S. Tigerman Papers contain legal documents and notes, 1975-1995, chronologically arranged and organized in two series. Series I, Johnny Mercer Estate, focuses on several transactions on behalf of the Estate of John H. Mercer. The legal transactions focus on the copyright and sale of many of Johnny Mercer's songs, 1976-1980. The papers included are an appraisal of the catalogue, correspondence, legal documents, and notes regarding the sale of copyright, appraisal of the catalogue, and pleadings regarding copyright. Several folders are dedicated to newspaper clippings, biographies, promotional flyers, newsletters, correspondence, and a few other promotional publications regarding press coverage of Johnny Mercer's festivals and other events, 1994-1995. Additionally, long excerpts of Mercer's autobiography are included. Series II, Ginger Mercer Estate, includes documents related to the estate of Mercer's widow, Elizabeth Meltzer Mercer, 1977-1994.


Biography of Charles S. Tigerman

Charles S. Tigerman is a practicing attorney with Mindlin and Tigerman Law Firm located in Los Angeles, California. He represents composers and lyricists and in the sale of compositions and catalogues. He actively serves as the Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Johnny Mercer Foundation (www.johnnymercerfoundation.org). He has participated in representing the Estate of John H. Mercer and Mercer's widow, Ginger (Elizabeth Meltzer Mercer).


Index Terms

Estate planning
Lawyers
Popular music
Popular music--Writing and publishing
Mercer, Ginger (Elizabeth Meltzer), 1909-1994
Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976
legal documents
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Savannah (Ga.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

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


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], Charles S. Tigerman papers, M214, Popular Music Collection. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Johnny Mercer estate records donated by Charles S. Tigerman, March 3, 2010. Ginger Mercer estate records donated separately at a later date.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Elliott, June 20, 2013. Finding aid created by Laura Elliott, June 20, 2013. Addition processed by Hilary Morrish with student assistants, February 2015.


Related Material

Related Materials in This Repository
Johnny Mercer Papers, M002
Johnny Mercer Contracts Collection, M212


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