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ADAMS, SHARON, 1941-
Sharon Adams papers, 1970-2010

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/9ks4d


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Adams, Sharon, 1941-
Title: Sharon Adams papers, 1970-2010
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1186
Extent: 9.5 linear feet (10 boxes) and AV Masters: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:Papers of Atlanta activist and businesswoman Sharon Adams, relating to the elections of Georgia Governor Zell Miller, Atlanta Mayors Maynard Jackson and Shirley Jackson, and Betty Talmadge's run for Congress. Also includes material relating to the Atlanta women's movement in the 1970s when Adams was president of the NOW Atlanta Chapter.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Use copies have not been made for audiovisual material in this collection. Researchers must contact the Rose Library at least two weeks in advance for access to these items. Collection restrictions, copyright limitations, or technical complications may hinder the Rose Library's ability to provide access to audiovisual material.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 2011.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Sharon Adams papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Additions arranged and described at the box level by Laura Starratt, June 28, 2017.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Sharon Adams, Atlanta resident and businesswoman, was born in Tampa, Florida in 1941. Adams received her Bachelor of Science from Huntington College in Montgomery, Alabama in 1967 and her Master's Degree from Emory University's Candler School of Theology in 1969. As an independent consultant, Adams has assisted with the election campaigns of several Atlanta and Georgia politicians, including Georgia Governor Zell Miller, Atlanta mayors Maynard Jackson and Shirley Franklin. She also worked on Betty Talmadge's campaign for U.S. Congress in 1978. Adams has also been active in the women's movement, serving as the President of the Atlanta National Organization of Women (NOW) Chapter in the late 1970s. Throughout her career, Adams has served on numerous city committees and commissions, including the Olympic Advisory Committee and the Georgia Commission of the Status of Women. She is currently president of her own consulting firm, The Adams Group.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Sharon Adams from 1970-2010. The papers include subject files, correspondence, and printed material relating to the elections of Georgia Governor Zell Miller, Atlanta Mayors Maynard Jackson and Shirley Franklin, Lsa Boarders, and Betty Talmadge's run for Congress. Also includes material relating to the Atlanta women's movement in the 1970s when Adams was president of the NOW Atlanta Chapter. Also included are two boxes of material relating to a trip Adams took to Cuba as a business consultant, and material relating to the investigation of wrongdoings at the Methodist Children's Home in Decatur, Georgia in the late 1960s. Adams worked at the home and served as a witness in the investigation.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 - Atlanta NOW (National Organization for Women)
2 - Cuba
3 - Cuba
4 - Shirley Franklin and Betty Talmadge campaigns; Methodist Children' Home (Decatur, Georgia) investigation
5 - Zell Miller campaign
6 - Zell Miller campaign
7 - Shirley Franklin
8 - Shirley Franklin
9 - Printed material, photographs
10 - Leslie Border, Atlanta mayoral campaign materials, 2001
AV1 - Leslie Border, Atlanta mayoral campaign materials, 2001
OP1 Campaign posters
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