Collection A2012-029 - Johnny Mercer Piano

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US.INSON A2012-029

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Johnny Mercer Piano


  • 1942 - ? (Creation)


10 linear feet

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(1909-11-18 - 1976-06-25)

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One Haddorff Verticord upright piano built circa 1935, owned and used by lyricist Johnny Mercer in his West Coast home and later in his New York apartment.

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This item is on display. Consult the Library and Archives staff in advance of your visit to ensure access is available.

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Piano bought and owned by lyricist Johnny Mercer. Donated by his nephew to Georgia State University. The piano is on permanent loan to the Great American Songbook Foundation due to a lack of display space in the GSU archives.

Immediate source of acquisition

Received from Georgia State University on June 21, 2012.

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Johnny Mercer Collection, Georgia State University, Special Collections & Archives, Popular Music and Culture Collection.

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Wikipedia article on Johnny Mercer:
Johnny Mercer Foundation:

Archivist's note

AtoM description created by Ashlee James, December 2017.

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