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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, 1953-
Creator: Felker, Ellis Wayne, -1996
Inclusive Dates: 1992-2002
Language(s): 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)
Death row inmates -- Georgia -- Correspondence.
Electrocution -- Georgia.
Felker, Ellis Wayne, -1996 -- Correspondence
Felker, Ellis Wayne, -1996 -- 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.

Related Collections in Other Repositories

The audiovisual materials related to this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archives.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

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