A Guide to the Mary Lee Edwards Photograph Collection, ca. 1990s
Mary Lee Edwards held a bachelor of arts from the University of Texas at Austin. She was a talented photojournalist whose work was exhibited in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Seguin, and Mexico City. She was a resident of Austin, Texas, where she died on February 2, 2001 at the age of 58.
The 23 prints in this collection are accompanied by short poems about the images. They reflect their creator’s interest in all aspects of life and her deep sympathy for every kind of person, especially those who lacked in what society deems the advantages needed for a good life. Young and old, happy and sad, they are all equal in Edwards’ lens and all are heroes in their own ways.
Mary Lee Edwards Photograph Collection, ca. 1990s, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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