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New Hope House records

New Hope House records

Descriptive Summary

Title: New Hope House records
Creator: New Hope House
Inclusive Dates: 1983-2018
Language(s): English
Extent: 3.5 Linear Feet 1 box, 2 Hollinger boxes, 1 oversize box
Collection Number: ms4262
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The New Hope House is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support and hospitality to families of people on Georgia's death row, including lodging and transportation, among other services. The founders Ed Weir (1942-2017) and his wife Mary Ruth were human rights advocates, members of the Jubilee Community in North Georgia, where they worked with refugees and their integration in American society, before creating the New Hope House in 1989.

Scope and Content

The collection is concentrated on issues regarding prisoners scheduled for execution in Georgia including correspondence, advocacy publications and vigils, funerals, art done by prisoners, and files regarding individuals.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

New Hope House records, ms4262, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Advocacy -- Human rights
Death row inmates -- Georgia -- Correspondence.
Death row inmates -- Georgia.
Lethal injection (Execution) -- Georgia.
New Hope House
Prisoners -- Georgia.
Weir, Ed, 1942-2017
Weir, MaryRuth

Related Collections in this Repository

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

Though the collection is open for research, the audiovisual recordings do not have reference copies; however, reference copies are available upon request. Audiovisual research requests are dependent upon the format and condition of the recordings.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Administrative

11New Hope House committee notes
12MVFR [Murder Victims' Families for Reconcilliation]
13Vigils, actions on behalf of Death Row prisoners
14Death penalty, executions - miscellaneous
15Miscellaneous - Georgia Diagnostic Center (Death Row)
16Chicago trip - clippings
17Georgia Communities
18Funeral services for executed
110Photographs - Death Row men executed - from New Hope House vigils
111New Hope House information brochures
112Prison rules
113-14Bible and the Death Penalty
115Ed Weir - photographs, memorial
116Abolishionist's Directory, 1994
117Art by prisoners - executed
Art pieces are done by Robert Butts, John Wayne Conner, and J. W. Ledford.
1Art by prisoners - executed
Reproductions of art created by Daniel Lewis.
1Scrapbook - clippings, articles, handouts

2. Prisoner files

118Moore, Billy Neal - clippings, correspondence
119McAllister, Harold - correspondence, art
120McAllister, Harold - Georgia Braille Transcribers correspondence
121Campbell, Will - writing - Sojourners Magazine
122Arevalo, Joaquin
123Ellington, Clayton Jerrad
124Greene, Daniel
125Lamar, Cedric
126James J.J. McDaniel
127Moore, Bruce
128Morgan, Alphonso
129Morrison, Ernest
130Nelson, Gary
131Ross, Eddie
132Ruffin, Judson
133Smith, David Phillip
134Stephens, William K. Kenny
135Thornton, Ronnie
136Waldrip, Tommy Lee
137Walker, Gerry
138Williams, Glen
139Yates, John Thomas

3. Prisoner files - deceased

140Alderman, Jack E.
141Bishop, Joshua
142Brannon, Andrew
143Burgess, Raymond
144Butts, Robert
145Carlton, Gary
146Conner, John
147Cook, Andrew
148DeYoung, Andrew
149Fleming, Son
150Ford, Melbert Ray
151Fults, Kenneth
152Gissendaner, Kelly Renee
153Henry, George Russell
154Hill, Warren
155Hittson, Travis
156Holsey, Robert Wayne
157Hullett, Donnie Allen, Jr.
158Johnson, Marcus Ray
159Jones, Brandon Astor
160Ledford, J. W., Jr.
161Lewis, Gerald Patrick
162Lucas, Daniel
163McLain, Mark
164McCleskey, Warren
165McMichen, Kim
166Mathis, James
167Mincey, Terry
21Mize, Mark
22Mobley, Stephen Anthony
23Moon, Larry
24Newland, Robert
25Osborne, Curtis
26Parker, Byron Ashley
27Potts, Jack
28Pruitt, Timothy
29Putman, William
210Redd, Bob
211Rhode, Brandon
212Sallie, William
213Spivey, Ron
214Stevens, Thomas
215Taylor, Keith
216Terrell, Bryan Keith
217Wade, Johnny
218Walker, Richard
219Waters, Kelly
220Wellons, Marcus
221Westbrooks, Johnny Mack
222Williams, Alexander
223Willis, Henry