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Juanelle Barbee Edwards papers

Identifier: 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 longtime 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 1920s.


  • circa 1977-circa 1980


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.

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.


0.25 Linear Feet (in 4 folders)

Language of Materials



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.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Juanelle Barbee Edwards, September 13, 1995.

Separated Materials

During processing, printed materials were separated to other Women's Printed Collections.

Separated to Women's Printed Collection -- Pamphlets

  1. The Georgia Democrat, November-December 1977

Processing Information

Processed by E. Lee Elzroth at the file level, 1995.
Juanelle Barbee Edwards:
A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
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Revision Statements

  • 2005: EAD created by Morna Gerrard.
  • 2006: EAD edited by Amanda Brown.
  • 2007: EAD edited by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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