Johnny Mercer Exhibit in Library North

Johnny Mercer: The Bard from Savannah

Modifications have recently been made to the Johnny Mercer: The Bard from Savannah exhibit located on the 1st floor of Library North next to the Saxbys Coffee shop.   The exhibit now includes a restored 1946 Wurlitzer Jukebox, an upgraded sound system, display monitors with various photographic images from the Mercer collections, and a revamped theater kiosk for the screening of the Emmy-nominated Johnny Mercer: The Dream’s on Me documentary film.

All items on display in the exhibit were taken from the Johnny Mercer Papers and Johnny and Ginger Mercer Papers, which are housed in the Special Collections and Archives Department located on the 8th floor of Library South.

Questions about the music collection in the Special Collections and Archives Department should be directed to Kevin Fleming, archivist, Popular Music and Culture Collection, at 404-413-2880 or archives@gsu.edu.

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4 Responses to Johnny Mercer Exhibit in Library North

  1. Leandra says:

    You should also add something about Mercer’s recent induction into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame.

  2. Kevin Fleming says:

    Thank you for your comment. The ceremony for Johnny Mercer’s induction to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame was recently held on March 22, 2011. I blogged about his induction when it was first announced last year. That posting can be found via this link http://blog.library.gsu.edu/?p=17287.

  3. Thanks for this piece of information.

  4. Tom says:

    I’ll be looking forward to checking this place out in the near future!