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Margaret Anne Barnes papers

Identifier: Manuscript Collection No. 916

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the personal papers of Margaret Anne Barnes relating mainly to the publication of her books and the screen adaptation of Murder in Coweta County . The papers include writings, audio interviews, photographs, research files, printed material by and about Margaret Anne Barnes, and correspondence. The collection includes multiple drafts of each of her books as well as screenplays of The Murder in Coweta County . Audio interviews in this collection are with individuals involved in the murder cases Barnes describes in The Murder in Coweta County and The Tragedy and the Triumph of Phenix City . Photographs and research files also document places, people, and events in these two books. Research files include newspaper clippings, notes, and copies of legal files such as depositions related to the Phenix City case and court transcripts from the John Wallace trial. Printed material in this collection mostly consists of newspaper clippings about Barnes and her books.


  • 1953-1986

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English .

Restrictions on Access

Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access audiovisual material in this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Biographical Note

Margaret Anne Barnes, Georgia novelist and author of Murder in Coweta County .


14 linear ft. (14 boxes)


Papers of Georgia author Margaret Anne Barnes, including oral history interviews, research files, writings, correspondence, and photographs.

Arrangement Note

Roughly sorted by record type.


Gift of Margaret Anne Barnes, 2002.


File name: barnes916.doc


Unprocessed collection.

File name: barnes916.doc

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Margaret Anne Barnes papers
Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University
November 16, 2007
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Repository Details

Part of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library Repository

540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta Georgia 30322 United States