Bennie Claude Davis Richardson papers

Bennie Claude Davis Richardson papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Richardson, Bennie Claude Davis, 1890-1978
Title: Bennie Claude Davis Richardson papers
Dates: circa 1909-1970
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet (1 flat box)
Coll. Number: ms3299

Biographical/Historical Note

Bennie Claude Davis Richardson was born in Friendship, Georgia on March 7, 1890. 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. She died in 1978 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

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 Xeroxes), and programs (1940-1970) for the Christmas carol service by the Montezuma Music Lovers Club which was founded by Mrs. Richardson in 1915.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bennie Claude Davis Richardson papers. MS 3299. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series 1: Biographical and Personal Materials

11Biographical material
5Programs (Christmas carol service by Montezuma Music Lovers Club), 1940-70

Series 2: Music

All compositions by B. Claude Davis Richardson.
16Ain't Got Nothin'
7Albany Guards' March
8At Eventide
9Benediction / Gracious Lord / Hear Our Prayer
10Billy Possum Rag
11Can't You Hear Me Softly Calling
13Concerto in C Minor for Two Pianos
14Crossing the Bar
15The Dance of the Humming Bird
16The Dance of the Pink Petals
17Dear Little Laddie
18Hide and Seek
19How Do You Like to Go Up in a Swing
20In Winter I Get Up at Night
21Junior Music Club Song
22Lead on O King Eternal
23Little Boy Blue
24The Maid and the Golden Slipper
25Melody in Rhythm
26Moon Flower
27The Night before Christmas
28Spring Morning Call
29Swaying Reeds
30Tango in G Minor
31Tom Tit Tot
32A Wee Lullaby