Margarette Richards papers, 1908-1989.


Richards, Margarette, 1901-2001. Margarette Richards papers, 1908-1989.

Margarette Richards papers, 1908-1989.

Correspondence, concert and recital programs, newsclippings, miscellaneous documents, and photographs re Richards' personal life and music career, including her piano faculty positions at Winthrop College, Queens College, and Columbia College, from which she retired in 1968 as Professor Emeritus. Includes copies of postcards and letters, 1908-1915, from U.S. Senator Benjamin R. Tillman; samples of Richards' verse compositions; copies of forms and letters to the South Carolina Arts Commission in support of her nominations for the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award, 1982; Music and Dance (MAD) Festival program (Camden, S.C.) 1984, signed by Gian Carlo Menotti. Commemorative scrapbook of letters and photographs presented, 2 May 1967, to Richards by her former Columbia College students. Correspondents include cousin J. McDowell Richards, president, Columbia Theological Seminary; nephew John Richards McCrae, a baritone with whom Richards performed; J.M. Ariail; Earle E. Morris, Jr.; R. Wright Spears; James ["Jamie"] Wyeth; and Richards' former students. Also includes two taped conversations recording Margarette Richards' recollections of family life in the S.C. Governor's Mansion.

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Queens College (Charlotte, N.C.) (corporateBody)

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Winthrop College (corporateBody)

Spears, R. Wright (Robert Wright), 1912- (person)

Richards, J. McDowell (James McDowell), 1902-1986 (person)

Columbia College (Columbia, S.C.) (corporateBody)

Wyeth, Jamie, 1946- (person)

American artist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [postmarked Monhegan Island, Maine], to Francis S. Mason, Jr., [1977 Oct. 20]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584369 ...

Menotti, Gian Carlo, 1911-2007 (person)

Composer. From the description of Papers, 1982-1989. (Ohio State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 21072004 Orlando Cole, American, cellist of the Curtis String Quartet, and educator (cello faculty, The Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, Pa.), was a classmate of Menotti's and Barber's at the Curtis Institute. From the description of [Letter, 1936, summer, St. Wolfgang, Austria, to] Landy [Orlando Cole, Rockport, Me.] / Gian-Carlo ; Sam [Samuel Barb...

Governor's Mansion (Columbia, S.C.) (corporateBody)

Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award. (corporateBody)

Tillman, Benjamin R. (Benjamin Ryan), 1847-1918 (person)

Farmer, governor of South Carolina, 1890-1894, and U.S. senator, 1895-1918; from Trenton (Edgefield Co.), S.C. From the description of Papers, 1894-1897. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20400241 The series title represents "Personal Unprocessed" and was designed as such by staff at the South Caroliniana Library as part of their system of classifying collections. Apparently this part of the Tillman Papers was processed at a later date than the Incoming and Outg...

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Morris, Earle E. (person)

Music and Dance Festival (1984 : Camden, S.C.) (corporateBody)

McCrae, John Richards, 1917-1986. (person)

Richards, Margarette, 1901-2001. (person)

Musician and music educator at various colleges, including Columbia College (S.C.), where she taught piano 1931-1968; native of Liberty Hill, S.C.; daughter of John G. Richards (1864-1941) who served as governor of S.C. during 1927-1931. From the description of Margarette Richards papers, 1908-1989. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 30843781 ...

South Carolina Arts Commission (corporateBody)