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Marcus Wellons papers

Marcus Wellons papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Marcus Wellons papers
Creator: Wellons, Marcus
Inclusive Dates: 2009-2014
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet 1 box, 1 Hollinger box
Collection Number: ms4261
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Marcus Wellons (1955-2014), was a U.S. Army veteran who was incarcerated in 1989, and spent 21 years on Death Row. He was executed on June 17, 2014.

Scope and Content

This collection contains Marcus Wellons' correspondence to and from his family members, Margaret Johnson and her daughter Mary Catherine Johnson, as well as others. Included are his writing, the newsletter Compassion, written by Death Row inmates, the journal he wrote during the week before his execution, and a memoir about Troy Davis, another Death Row inmate.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Marcus Wellons papers, ms4261, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

African American prisoners -- Georgia.
Death row inmates -- Georgia -- Correspondence.
Death row inmates -- Georgia.
Lethal injection (Execution) -- Georgia.
Prisoners' writings, American -- Georgia.
Wellons, Marcus
Writings (document genre)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-6Correspondence - Mary Catherine Johnson, 2010-2014
17-10Correspondence - Margaret Johnson, 2012-2014
111-12Correspondence - miscellaneous
113Correspondence to Marcus Wellons from other Death Row prisoners
114Correspondence - Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, 2014 June
115Manuscript regarding Troy Davis - part 1
116Manuscript regarding Troy Davis - part 2
117Remaining portion requiring transcription
21Zachary's typescript with Marcus Wellons' edits
22Troy Davis memoir
23Mary Catherine Johnson's copy of Troy Davis memoir
24Troy Davis' note to Marcus Wellons
25Troy Davis memorial program, 2011
26Writing - various subjects
27Death Watch journal, 2014 May 28 - June 16
28Printed material - Marcus Wellons' funeral service, 2014 June 24
29Eulogy - Marcus Wellons' funeral
210Funeral remarks - Mary Catherine Johnson
211Correspondence - Hope House condolences
212Printed Materials - Compassion newsletter, 2009-2014
213Photographs - family
214Prison documents
215Name card, sticker used for vigils
216Handmade doily - creator unknown
11Crocheted pink flower - creator unknown