Johnny Mercer Collections

John Herndon Mercer (1909-1976), a native of Savannah, Georgia, began writing songs at the age of fifteen and eventually became one of the foremost figures of 20th century American popular music. His catalog includes many numbers that have become American classics, and his activities as lyricist, composer, performer and businessman span a period of nearly five decades. The digitized collections include images from the Johnny Mercer Papers, the Johnny and Ginger Mercer Papers, and his unpublished autobiography.

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