Author Archives: Kevin S Fleming

“Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” in National Recording Registry

Johnny Mercer at Capitol Records

It was announced today that Johnny Mercer’s “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” was selected for induction into the Library of Congress National Recording Registry.  Each year 25 sound recordings are added to the registry that have been recognized for their cultural, artistic … Continue reading

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New Virtual Exhibits

Students protesting the election of Herman Talmadge from the “Passing the Torch of Activism” exhibit.

Virtual exhibits created by the Special Collection and Archives are now available online. The current exhibit topics include the history of radio broadcasting in Georgia, history of Atlanta women’s organizations, and grass roots activism.  Additional exhibits will be added periodically … Continue reading

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Glass Plate Negatives of Downtown Atlanta, circa 1927

Dixie Sales Company, circa 1927

A collection of glass plate negatives from the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library have been digitized, and are now available in the Georgia State University Digital Collections.  The collection of nearly 100 images consists of downtown Atlanta storefronts and streets before the … Continue reading

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WSB Radio Log Books

Log books from the WSB Radio records have been digitized and are now available online through the Digital Library of Georgia and the Digital Public Library of America .  These program and booking logs cover the time period from WSB’s … Continue reading

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Georgia Hidden Treasures

Johnny Mercer

Atlanta’s WSB-TV Georgia Hidden Treasures program will air a feature on The Johnny Mercer Collection housed in the Georgia State University Library on June 18th at 8:00pm on Channel 2. The feature includes information about the collection, and interviews with … Continue reading

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Great American Songbook Vocal Competition

On Saturday May 10th, The Great American Songbook High School Vocal Competition and Workshop will be held on the Georgia State University campus.  This event is presented by The Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative and is dedicated solely to … Continue reading

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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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