Wayne Felker - Jan Burden papers

Wayne Felker - Jan Burden papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
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, 2 flat boxes, 1 oversized box)
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 (letters, emails) 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.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Wayne Felker - Jan Burden papers, MS 3186. 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: MS 3193 Tracy Lee Housel papers MS 3106 Terry Mincey papers MS 3187 Carl Isaacs papers MS 3189 Byron Ashley Parker papers MS 3266 Carole Butcher papers


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Outgoing correspondence Wayne Felker - Jan Burden

BoxFolder
111992 - 1993
21994
3January - March 1995
4April 1, 1995
5May 1995
6June 1995
7July 1995
BoxFolder
21August 1995
2September 1995
3October 1995
4November - December 1995, no date
5January - February 1996
6March 1996
7April 1996
BoxFolder
31May 1996
2June 1996
3July 1996
4August 1996
5September 1996
6October 1996
7November 1996
8undated
 

Outgoing correspondence Wayne Felker - other individuals

BoxFolder
41Wayne Felker - Rosie Lywood, 1994 - 1996
2Wayne Felker - Rosie Lywood, undated
3Wayne 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
 

Writings

BoxFolder
54General
5Writings - Jan Burden - Diary & Correspondence
6Writings - Jan Burden - Notes
 

Photographs

BoxFolder
57CD of Photographs
8Felker, Burden & Rosie
9Felker Funeral
10General
11Photographs & Drawings
 

Clippings and Printed Material

BoxFolder
61Clippings
2Clippings
3Clippings Belonging to Wayne Felker Not Directly Related to Case
4News Articles re: DNA Testing (E.W. Felker - J. Ludlam)
5Printed Material
 
6Audio Tapes
 
7Envelopes
 
BoxItem
71Letter, February 28, 1996
 

Textiles and Artifacts

BoxItem
72Framed 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
2Crochet Model of Cell & Matching Plastic Mesh to Repair Model
1News, Articles, Clippings, etc. re: the Crochet Cell
 
Box
9Assorted clothing, including undergarments, shirts, shorts, and sweaters
 
Box
10Crochet prison cell by death row inmates, 2001