Wayne Felker - Jan Burden papers

Wayne Felker - Jan Burden papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Felker, Ellis Wayne, d. 1996
Creator: Isaacs, Carl, 1953-
Title: Wayne Felker - Jan Burden papers
Dates: 1992-2002
Quantity: 6.4 Linear feet 6 document boxes, 1 carton, 3 oversized boxes
Coll. Number: ms3186

Biographical/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 Note

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.


Index Terms

Burden, Jan -- Correspondence
Capital punishment--Georgia.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Death row inmates--Georgia--Correspondence.
Electrocution--Georgia.
Felker, Ellis Wayne, d. 1996 -- Correspondence
Felker, Ellis Wayne, d. 1996 -- Trials, litigation, etc.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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


Related Material

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

 
BoxFolder
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
 
8Outgoing correspondence Wayne Felker - Jan Burden, undated
 
BoxFolder
41-2correspondence Wayne Felker - Rosie Lywood, 1994-1996
 
3correspondence Wayne Felker - Ruby Felker
 
4Wayne Felker, Incoming Correspondence
 
5Correspondence to Jan Burden - Ruby Felker, 1994-1997
 
6Correspondence Jan Burden A-Z - Unknown
 
7Correspondence - Sympathy to Jan
 
8Envelopes
 
BoxFolder
51Biographical Info
 
2Legal Papers, Correspondence
 
3Prison Documents
 
4General
 
5Writings - Jan Burden - Diary, Correspondence
 
6Writings - Jan Burden - Notes
 
7CD of Photographs
 
8Felker, Burden and Rosie
 
9Felker Funeral
 
10General
 
11Photographs, Drawings
 
BoxFolder
61Clippings
 
2Clippings
 
3Clippings Belonging to Wayne Felker Not Directly Related to Case
 
4News Articles - DNA Testing (E.W. Felker - J. Ludlam)
 
5Printed Material
 
6Audio Tapes
 
7Envelopes
 
BoxItem
71Letter, 1996 February 28
 
2Framed Needle Work, Instruction
 
3Crochet Vest
 
4Small Crochet Crosses (2)
 
5Unframed Needle Work
 
BoxItem
81-2Tupperware Containers Containing Soap
 
3Deck of Playing Cards
 
4Replacement Teeth
 
5Plastic Coffee Mug
 
BoxItem
102Crochet Model of Cell, Matching Plastic Mesh to Repair Model
 
1Clipping - the Crochet Cell
 
Box
9Assorted clothing, including undergarments, shirts, shorts, and sweaters
 
Box
10Crochet prison cell by death row inmates, 2001