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Juanelle Barbee Edwards:

A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library

Georgia State University
Georgia State University
Special Collections and Archives
100 Decatur St., SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
Fax: 404-413-2881


Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by Morna Gerrard, 2005.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Edwards, Juanelle Barbee
Title: Juanelle Barbee Edwards papers
Dates: circa 1977-circa 1980
Quantity: .25 linear ft. in 1 box
Abstract: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.
Identification: W006

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.

Index Terms

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, 1923-
Taylor, Mamie K.
Equal rights amendments--Georgia.
Women in community organizations.
Women--Special events.
Black-and-white photgraphs.
Color photographs.


Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Administrative Information


[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.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Juanelle Barbee Edwards, September 13, 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by E. Lee Elzroth, 1995.

Separated Material

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.

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