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Mary Alice Montgomery Music Collection (MC 350)


Biographical Note

Mary Alice Chitty Montgomery is an accomplished pianist living in Harris County and Columbus.  Her formal training started at age 6, ending with her graduation from Shorter College with an Honor of Music Award.  She took summer scholarship classes at both the Cincinnati Conservatory and Julliard School of Music.  She returned to Shorter to teach for 2 years.  After marriage to George Montgomery, she taught private piano lessons in Columbus, Midland and Harris County, Georgia while raising four children.  Mrs . Montgomery also performed several times with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.  She continued teaching until the summer of 2013.  She passed away July 16, 2017.

Scope and Content

The contents of this small collection include many individual pieces of sheet music , a program from Reinhart College and three church music hymn books, one of which is a shaped-note edition.

1913-1980s                                                     1 box (.33 l.f.)


Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Mary Alice Montgomery Music Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University.  Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Mary Alice Montgomery Music Collection (MC 350)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


This collection was donated to the Schwob Music School and then to the CSU Archives by the family of Mary Alice Montgomery, led by Eve Coulliette, her daughter, in October 2014.

Box and Folder List

Box 1

Folder 1 -- Mortal Flesh by Robert Mann, poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Folder 2 -- My Georgia Land by G. Terrell and H. Hodgson, 1944
     Adopted as state song by the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs

Folder 3 -- Ninna Nanna by T. Gargiulo, 1965

Folder 4 -- The President's Song by Eusebia Simpson Hunkins, 1957

Folder 5 -- Revival Praises No. 2 hymn book

Folder 6 -- Songs for the Sunday School, Methodist Episcopal, 1921

Folder 7 -- To a Locomotive in Winter, Recitative and Aria for Coloratura

     Written for Martha Thrailkill by Stephen Park, Feb 2, 1956

Folder 8 -- Welcome, Dear little One and Lullaby, Little One by Leila Cheney Freeman, 1987

Folder 9 -- The World Evangel, Shaped note edition hymn book, 1913

Folder 10 -- Obituary