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Byron Ashley Parker papers

Byron Ashley Parker papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Byron Ashley Parker papers
Creator: Sellers, Bettie M.
Inclusive Dates: 1986-2001
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms3189
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Bettie Sellers (1926-2013) was a noteworthy author, poet and literary advocate.

For further information, see the article "Bettie Sellers (1926-2013)" at New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Byron Ashley Parker, sentenced to death for the murder of Christy Ann Griffith in Douglas County, Georgia, was executed by lethal injection on December 11, 2001.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence between Byron Ashley Parker and Bettie M. Sellers from 1986-2001. Further correspondents include Byron's parents and Karen Hall. The collection also includes poems written by Byron Parker, photographs of Parker with family and friends, newspaper clipping about executions in Georgia and Parker's execution, and miscellaneous documents from Parker's legal appeal (some photocopies of original records) and memorial services.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Byron Ashley Parker papers, ms3189, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Appellate procedure -- Georgia.
Capital punishment -- Georgia.
Death row inmates -- Georgia -- Correspondence.
Legal documents.
Lethal injection (Execution) -- Georgia.
Parker, Byron Ashley, -2001
Prisoners' writings, American -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1986-1992
12Correspondence, 1993
13Correspondence, 1994-1997
14Correspondence, 1998-2001
15Writings, 1987-1993
16Correspondence - undated
17Photographs, 1987-1998
18Clippings, 1987, 2001
19Final depositions and legal appeals, 2001
110Memorial Service, 2001