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Identifier

Accession 241

Inclusive Dates

1931-1978

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

13,000 pieces, 6.5 linear feet

Language

English;

Historical Note

Johnette Green Edwards (1926-1977) was a social worker, club woman, and first African-American member of the Winthrop College Board of Visitors. A few of her distinctions are: she served as Executive director of the Trident forum for the Handicapped; the Johnette Edwards Scholarship was established at the College of Charleston; she served as President of the S.C. Federations of Women’s Clubs; she served as President of Girl’ Clubs, Inc.; she was also an Executive Council member of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs.

Scope and Content Note

Johnette Green Edwards (1926-1977) was a social worker, club woman, and first African-American member of the Winthrop College Board of Visitors. The collection consists of biographical data, correspondence, speeches, financial papers, minutes, photographs, and other records relating to the following organizations: South Carolina Federation of Women’s and Girl’s Clubs, the Trident Forum for the Handicapped, The National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, the Wilkinson Home for Girls, Southeastern Association of Colored Girl’s Clubs, Delta Sigma Theta, Church Women United, United Community Service, and the National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees. The collection is a good source of information concerning African-American women’s organizations, social services programs, and mental retardation.

Provenance

The papers of Johnette Edwards, social worker, club woman and the first Black member of the Winthrop Board of Visitors, were received as a gift by the college Archives from her husband, John A. Edwards, on May 2, 1979.

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For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Johnette Green Edwards Papers - Accession 241

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