Frederick L. Feick Papers
S455
1901-1965, bulk 1950-1965
5 folders

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Processed by: Christina Baich, April 2006


Biographical Note:

Frederick Lawrence Feick was born on March 8, 1878, in Willard, Ohio. He moved to Garrett, Indiana, in 1897. In 1899, he married Lena Stoner with whom he had one son, Dale. Before practicing law, Feick worked for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (1897-1901) and was a lobbyist for the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (c. 1901-1909). He also wrote a book titled The Life of Railway Men (1905). He was admitted to the bar in 1909 and practiced law in Garrett. After practicing law for a time, Feick entered the public arena. He served as a State Representative (1915); Deputy Inspector for the Indiana Department of Oil Inspection (1915-1916); U.S. Commissioner (1917-1918); and Mayor of Garrett, Indiana (1934-1963). In 1936, he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. He died on January 15, 1967.

Source:
Shepherd, Rebecca A., Charles W. Calhoun, Elizabeth Shanahan-Shoemaker, and Alan F. January, comp. A Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, Volume 2, 1900-1984. Indianapolis: The Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1984.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection primarily consists of Feick’s correspondence while Mayor of Garrett, Indiana. Some correspondence is from his time working with the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. The bulk of the newspaper clippings relate to Feick’s work on behalf of the Brotherhood with a few from his time as Mayor. There are also a few promotional materials, largely related to political campaigns.  All the materials are photocopies.


Folder Listing:

Folder  
1. Correspondence, 1905-1959
2. Correspondence, 1960-1963
3. Correspondence, 1964-1965, undated
4. Newspaper clippings. 1901-1964, undated
5. Promotional materials, 1908, 1964, undated

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

5 folders

Collection Dates:

1901-1964, bulk 1950-1964

Provenance:

Frederick L. Feick, 15 December 1965

Access: This collection is open for research.

Restrictions:

None

Reproduction Rights:

Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.  Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.

Language Materials are entirely in English

Alternate Formats:

None

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Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.