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)
Death row inmates--Georgia--Correspondence.
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

11-7Outgoing correspondence Wayne Felker - Jan Burden, 1992-1995 July
21-7Outgoing correspondence Wayne Felker - Jan Burden, 1995 August-1996 April
31-7Outgoing correspondence Wayne Felker - Jan Burden, 1996 May-November
8Outgoing correspondence Wayne Felker - Jan Burden, undated
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
51Biographical Info
2Legal Papers, Correspondence
3Prison Documents
5Writings - Jan Burden - Diary, Correspondence
6Writings - Jan Burden - Notes
7CD of Photographs
8Felker, Burden and Rosie
9Felker Funeral
11Photographs, Drawings
3Clippings Belonging to Wayne Felker Not Directly Related to Case
4News Articles - DNA Testing (E.W. Felker - J. Ludlam)
5Printed Material
6Audio Tapes
71Letter, 1996 February 28
2Framed Needle Work, Instruction
3Crochet Vest
4Small Crochet Crosses (2)
5Unframed Needle Work
81-2Tupperware Containers Containing Soap
3Deck of Playing Cards
4Replacement Teeth
5Plastic Coffee Mug
102Crochet Model of Cell, Matching Plastic Mesh to Repair Model
1Clipping - the Crochet Cell
9Assorted clothing, including undergarments, shirts, shorts, and sweaters
10Crochet prison cell by death row inmates, 2001