Imogene McAfee Buder Music Papers
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Imogene McAfee Buder Music Papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Atlanta History Center
Creator: Buder, Imogene McAfee, 1912-1999
Title: Imogene McAfee Buder Music Papers
Dates: 1966-1971
Quantity: 4.0 items
Identification: ahc.MSS45F

Biographical/Historical Note

Imogene McAfee Buder (1912-1999) was born on August 21, 1912 in Cobb County, Georgia. She lived in Little Five Points in Atlanta, Georgia and in Decatur, Georgia. In 1941, she married Billups Kennebrew Buder. She wrote music and poetry including “April in Atlanta,” an early Atlanta Dogwood Festival theme song, and “Walk With Me Into Paradise,” a popular wedding song. She was also a member of the Atlanta Writer’s Club. On her music and poetry compositions, she is often credited as “Gene Buder.” Imogene McAfee Buder died January 9, 1999.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a typewritten copy of the poem “Easter on Kennesaw” (1971), the sheet music for “Walk With Me Into Paradise” (1966), and a phonograph record (45 rpm) of “Walk With Me Into Paradise” and “April in Atlanta,” performed by Joe Dickey.

Index Terms

American poetry--Georgia
Buder, Imogene McAfee, 1912-1999
Dickey, Joe
Sheet music

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[identification of item(s)], Imogene McAfee Buder Music Papers, MSS 45F, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Billups Kennesbrew Buder, 1971 (1971.114)

Processing Information

Collection reprocessed in 2008


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.