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Johnny Mercer Celebration Concert

Johnny Mercer Celebration Concert

Please join us at the Rialto Center for the Arts in celebrating Johnny Mercer with a concert featuring trumpeter Joe Gransden and jazz vocalist Carmen Bradford with the Georgia State University Jazz Band on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8:00 … Continue reading

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New Faculty Publication – Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World

Glenn T. Eskew of the Department of History has recently published Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World, a new biography on the Georgia native songwriter. “Exhaustively researched, Glenn T. Eskew’s biography improves upon earlier popular treatments of the Savannah, … Continue reading

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The History of Radio Broadcasting in Georgia

An online exhibit is now available that documents the history of radio broadcasting in the state of Georgia over a 50 year period from its inception in 1922 through the 1970s.  The exhibit utilizes materials from the radio broadcasting collections … Continue reading

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Great American Songbook Initiative

Michael Feinstein, a singer, pianist, and dedicated advocate of the Great American Songbook, recently visited the Special Collections and Archives to view the Johnny Mercer Collections and to discuss our educational initiatives supported by The Johnny Mercer Foundation. Michael Feinstein’s Great … Continue reading

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Great American Songbook Competition

On Saturday May 11th, The Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative will host a high school vocal academy and competition dedicated solely to the music from Broadway, Hollywood musicals and the Tin Pan Alley era of the early to mid-twentieth … Continue reading

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Georgia Old-Time Fiddlers Conventions: A Centennial Celebration

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Georgia Old-Time Fiddlers Conventions, Georgia State University is presenting an event that highlights the significance of the conventions and their importance in the development of country music.  The event … Continue reading

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Sheet Music Database

The Special Collections and Archives recently launched a sheet music database online that consists of over 12,000 pieces of 19th and 20th century American popular music.  It includes published piano-vocal sheet music and Tune-Dex cards.  Users may search the database … Continue reading

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Rediscovering “Heaven Bound”

How exciting to discover a box filled with over 90 rolls of film that have been unseen since the 1930s! These previously unknown 35mm negatives offer a remarkable glimpse of life in Atlanta 75 years ago.           Since its acquisition … Continue reading

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90 Years of WSB Radio

March 15th marks the 90th anniversary of the first broadcast by WSB Radio in 1922.  In recognition of this milestone, WSB has created a timeline webpage that includes galleries of photographs and broadcast excerpts from programing throughout the years.  A … Continue reading

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WSB Radio Photographs

WSB Radio microphone

The Special Collections and Archives have recently digitized a portion of the images from the WSB Radio Records and they are now available online as part of the Library’s Digital Collections. WSB (“Welcome South, Brother”) Radio was the first station … Continue reading

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