Music Video

Letter from Jimmy Davis about "You Are My Sunshine"

February 2016

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Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Date
December 3, 1962
Object number
2011.68.1.2
Description
A typed letter dated December 3, 1962 on State of Louisiana letterhead from Jimmie Davis, the governor of Louisiana, to Charles Sullivan of Sullivan's Enterprises regarding Ray Charles' version of the song "You are My Sunshine".
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Written by
Jimmie Davis, American, 1899 - 2000
Subject of
Ray Charles, American, 1930 - 2004
Topic
African American
Business
Correspondence
Musicians
Rhythm and blues (Music)
Place made
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Place used
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
Type
letters (correspondence)
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