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Letter from Jimmy Davis about "You Are My Sunshine"

Dr. Dwandalyn Reece
Collection Object: 
Letter from Jimmie Davis about the song "You Are My Sunshine"
Topic
African American
Business
Correspondence
Musicians
Rhythm and blues (Music)
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Written by
Jimmie Davis
Subject of
Ray Charles, American, 1930 - 2004
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
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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
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
Date
December 3, 1962
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".
Type
letters (correspondence)
Object number
2011.68.1.2