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Bennie Claude Davis Richardson papers

Bennie Claude Davis Richardson papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Bennie Claude Davis Richardson papers
Creator: Richardson, Bennie Claude Davis, 1890-1978
Inclusive Dates: 1909-1970
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 1 oversized box
Collection Number: ms3299
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Bennie Claude Davis Richardson (1890-1978) was born in Friendship, Georgia. She taught piano in Montezuma, Georgia, for over 50 years and was the organist and choir director at First Baptist Church there for over forty years. Mrs. Richardson also composed a variety of musical pieces including songs, piano music, and children's operettas.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of musical compositions by Bennie Richardson in both published and manuscript form. Also in the collection are a few clippings, a notebook, photographs (original and photocopies), and programs for the Christmas carol service by the Montezuma Music Lovers Club which was founded by Mrs. Richardson in 1915.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bennie Claude Davis Richardson papers, ms3299, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 April 15.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Concert programs -- Georgia.
Montezuma Music Lovers' Club
Music -- Georgia.
Programs (documents)
Richardson, Bennie Claude Davis, 1890-1978 -- Photographs

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Personal

11Biographical material
15Programs (Christmas carol service by Montezuma Music Lovers Club), 1940-1970

2. Music

All compositions by B. Claude Davis Richardson.
16Ain't Got Nothin'
17Albany Guards' March
18At Eventide
19Benediction / Gracious Lord / Hear Our Prayer
110Billy Possum Rag
111Can't You Hear Me Softly Calling
113Concerto in C Minor for Two Pianos
114Crossing the Bar
115The Dance of the Humming Bird
116The Dance of the Pink Petals
117Dear Little Laddie
118Hide and Seek
119How Do You Like to Go Up in a Swing
120In Winter I Get Up at Night
121Junior Music Club Song
122Lead on O King Eternal
123Little Boy Blue
124The Maid and the Golden Slipper
125Melody in Rhythm
126Moon Flower
127The Night before Christmas
128Spring Morning Call
129Swaying Reeds
130Tango in G Minor
131Tom Tit Tot
132A Wee Lullaby