A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
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Encoded by Morna Gerrard, 2005.
Georgia State University Library,
Special Collections and Archives,
Edwards, Juanelle Barbee
Juanelle Barbee Edwards
circa 1977-circa 1980
.25 linear ft.
in 1 box
Juanelle Barbee Edwards, speaker and
writer for the Democratic Party, was born in Eastman (Dodge County), Georgia in
1923 and attended Middle Georgia College (Cochran, GA). She married John Wiley
Edwards in 1948.
Scope and Content of the Papers
The Juanelle Barbee Edwards Photograph Collection consists of fifteen
photographs (3 black and white; 12 color; 3 1/2" x 5"; 5" x 7"; and 8" x 10")
of activities in which Edwards was involved and/or attended, circa 1977-circa
1980. Images document her work with the Democratic Party and her work for the
passage of the ERA in Georgia. One group of images was photographed at a
tribute dinner given in honor of long-time women's rights activist and
Georgian, Mamie K. Taylor, in about 1977. Taylor was the chair of the first
Commission on the Status of Women established in 1963 and had campaigned for
the ERA since the 1920's.
Biography of Juanelle Barbee Edwards
Juanelle Barbee Edwards, speaker and writer for the Democratic Party,
was born in Eastman (Dodge County), Georgia in 1923 and attended Middle Georgia
College (Cochran, GA). She married John Wiley Edwards in 1948.
A resident of Marietta, Georgia, Edwards has long been active in her
community and in Democratic party politics. She served as treasurer and then
president of the Georgia Federation of Democratic Women. At the 1977 fall
meeting of the GFDW she sponsored a unanimously adopted resolution for
ratification of the ERA. In 1980 she received their President's Award for
outstanding contributions to Democratic Women of Georgia. Edwards traveled as a
spokesperson and was a speech writer for Jimmy Carter during his 1980
presidential re-election campaign, was a delegate to the 1980, 1984, 1988 and
1992 Democratic National Conventions, and was a candidate from Georgia's 7th
District in 1983 to fill Larry McDonald's unexpired term for the U.S. House of
Representatives. In 1990, she was named one of Cobb County, Georgia's "Pioneer
Women," by the Women's Political Caucus of Georgia. In 1995, Edwards was
president emeritus of Cobb County Democratic Women, and a member of the
Governor's Club of the Democratic Party of Georgia, as well as a board member
of several educational and charitable organizations.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the
Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring
materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog
using these headings.
Edwards, Juanelle Barbee,
Taylor, Mamie K.
Women in community
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[item], [folder title], [series title], Juanelle Barbee Edwards
papers, W006, Donna Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special
Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.
Gift of Juanelle Barbee Edwards, September 13, 1995.
Processed by E. Lee Elzroth, 1995.
Separated material: During processing, the
newsletter The Georgia Democrat (November-December
1977) was removed to the Women's Printed Collection -- Pamphlets. See List of
Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.