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Wayne Felker - Jan Burden papers

Wayne Felker - Jan Burden papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Wayne Felker - Jan Burden papers
Creator: Isaacs, Carl
Creator: Felker, Ellis Wayne
Inclusive Dates: 1992-2002
Language: English
Extent: 6.4 Linear Feet 6 document boxes, 1 carton, 3 oversized boxes
Collection Number: ms3186
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Ellis Wayne Felker was convicted of murder, rape, aggravated sodomy, and false imprisonment in the case of Joy Ludlam, a waitress who disappeared in November 1981. Felker was executed in the state of Georgia by electrocution on November 16, 1996.

Jan Burden was his correspondent and collected his letters and other materials regarding him and his case.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence between Jan Burden and various persons, 2000-2002, chiefly involving Georgia death row cases of Wayne Felker, Tracy Housel and Terry Mincey. News stories, mostly from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the cases are also included. In addition, a craft replica of a Georgia death row cell, created by Carl Isaacs and Wayne Felker (circa 1990s) is included.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Wayne Felker - Jan Burden papers, ms3186, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Burden, Jan -- Correspondence
Capital punishment -- Georgia.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Death row inmates -- Georgia -- Correspondence.
Electrocution -- Georgia.
Felker, Ellis Wayne -- Correspondence
Felker, Ellis Wayne -- Trials, litigation, etc.

Related Collections in this Repository

For related materials on death row inmates in Georgia in this repository, see: Tracy Lee Housel papers, ms3193; Terry Mincey papers, ms3106; Carl Isaacs papers, ms3187; Byron Ashley Parker papers, ms3189; Carole Butcher papers, ms3266.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11-7Outgoing correspondence Wayne Felker - Jan Burden, 1992-1995 July
 
boxfolder
21-7Outgoing correspondence Wayne Felker - Jan Burden, 1995 August-1996 April
 
boxfolder
31-7Outgoing correspondence Wayne Felker - Jan Burden, 1996 May-November
 
38Outgoing correspondence Wayne Felker - Jan Burden, undated
 
boxfolder
41-2correspondence Wayne Felker - Rosie Lywood, 1994-1996
 
43correspondence Wayne Felker - Ruby Felker
 
44Wayne Felker, Incoming Correspondence
 
45Correspondence to Jan Burden - Ruby Felker , 1994-1997
 
46Correspondence Jan Burden A-Z - Unknown
 
47Correspondence - Sympathy to Jan
 
48Envelopes
 
boxfolder
51Biographical Info
 
52Legal Papers, Correspondence
 
53Prison Documents
 
54General
 
55Writings - Jan Burden - Diary, Correspondence
 
56Writings - Jan Burden - Notes
 
57CD of Photographs
 
58Felker, Burden and Rosie
 
59Felker Funeral
 
510General
 
511Photographs, Drawings
 
boxfolder
61Clippings
 
62Clippings
 
63Clippings Belonging to Wayne Felker Not Directly Related to Case
 
64News Articles - DNA Testing (E.W. Felker - J. Ludlam)
 
65Printed Material
 
66Audio Tapes
 
67Envelopes
 
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71Letter, 1996 February 28
 
72Framed Needle Work, Instruction
 
73Crochet Vest
 
74Small Crochet Crosses (2)
 
75Unframed Needle Work
 
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81-2Tupperware Containers Containing Soap
 
83Deck of Playing Cards
 
84Replacement Teeth
 
85Plastic Coffee Mug
 
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102Crochet Model of Cell, Matching Plastic Mesh to Repair Model
 
101Clipping - the Crochet Cell
 
box
9Assorted clothing, including undergarments, shirts, shorts, and sweaters
 
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10Crochet prison cell by death row inmates, 2001