|Repository:||Atlanta History Center|
|Creator:||Buder, Imogene McAfee, 1912-1999|
|Title:||Imogene McAfee Buder Music Papers|
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.
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.
[identification of item(s)], Imogene McAfee Buder Music Papers, MSS 45F, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.
Gift of Mrs. Billups Kennesbrew Buder, 1971 (1971.114)
Collection reprocessed in 2008
This collection is open for research.
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.