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J. Richard Feeley Papers

Identifier: MsC0166

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Scope and Contents

The papers of J. Richard Feeley consist of twenty-six linear feet of manuscripts dating from 1913 to 1960. An extensive correspondence file of some thirteen boxes includes letters from Fred Allen, Bernard M. Baruch, Harry Flood Byrd, James Francis Byrnes, Richard Cardinal Cushing, John F. Kennedy, Henry Cabot Lodge, William Loeb, James H. McGrath, and Karl E. Mundt. Subject files include topics ranging from World War II to educational television. Two boxes of financial documents relate specifically to Feeley's real estate and insurance agency. Feeley kept thirteen scrapbooks and the collection includes six boxes of clippings on various topics. The collection also includes pamphlets on right-wing political groups and issues such as fluoridation and medicine.

Folders are numbered consecutively, continuing through each box. Items are numbered in boxes 16, 17 and 18. The main series in the collection is Correspondence, which is organized chronologically. Pamphlets are present in boxes 24 -- 29 and are organized by subject. Clippings are located in boxes 30 -- 46 and are not arranged.

The World War II posters are in map case 2:drawer 8.


  • Creation: 1913-1960
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1950-1959


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. This collection is stored at an offsite location. When requesting materials, please allow two business days for items to arrive at the Special Collections reading room.

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26.00 Linear Feet

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Real estate and insurance agent. Correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, etc. relating to his interest in conservative politics and health measures.

Method of Acquisition

J. Richard Feeley donated his papers to the University in 1958.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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