MsC 166

Manuscript Register

 

Papers of J. Richard Feeley

 

Collection Dates: 1913 -- 1960
(Bulk Dates: 1950s)
26 linear ft.

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University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
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Posted to Internet: May 2002

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

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Photographs: Box 16, Box 17, Box 18

 

Ephemera: Box 22, Box 23

 

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Table of Contents

 

Box 1

Box 2

Box 3

Box 4

Box 5

Box 6

Box 7

Box 8

Box 9

Box 10

Box 11

Box 12

Box 13

Box 14

Box 15

Box 16

Box 17

Box 18

Box 19

Box 20

Box 21

Box 22 -- 23

Box 24

Box 25 -- 26

Box 27

Box 28 -- 29

Box 30 -- 46

Biographical Note

John Richard Feeley was born in 1904 in Amesbury, Massachusetts, and attended Holy Cross College. Returning to Amesbury he entered the real estate and insurance business. He was involved in conservative social and political issues including anti-communism and anti-fluoridation. He was also concerned about pollution by atom and hydrogen bombs, food additives, and medical research. His papers document these concerns.

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.

Box List

 

Box 1

 

Correspondence (Folder:Description)

1: 1930
2: 1931 -- 1948
3: January -- August 1949
4: September -- December 1949
5: January -- April 1950
6: May -- August 1950
7: September 1950
8: October -- December 1950
9: January -- March 1951
10: April -- June 1951

Box 2

Correspondence, continued:

11: July -- September 1951
12: October -- December 1951
13: January 1952
14: February 1952
15: March 1952
16: April 1 -- 15, 1952
17: April 16 -- 30, 1952
18: May 1 -- 15, 1952
19: May 16 -- 31, 1952

Box 3

Correspondence, continued:

20: June 1 -- 15, 1952
21: June 16 -- 30, 1952
22: July 1 -- 15, 1952
23: July 16 -- 31, 1952
24: August 1952
25: September 1952
26: October 1 -- 15, 1952
27: October 16 -- 31, 1952

Box 4

Correspondence, continued:

28: November 1952
29: December 1 -- 15, 1952
30: December 16 -- 31, 1952
31: January 1 -- 15, 1953
32: January 16 -- 31, 1953
33: February 1953
34: March 1 -- 15, 1953
35: March 16 -- 31, 1953

Box 5

Correspondence, continued:

36: April 1953
37: May 1953
38: June 1 -- 15, 1953
39: June 16 -- 30, 1953
40: July, 1953
41: August 1 -- 15, 1953
42: August 16 -- 31, 1953

Box 6

Correspondence, continued:

43: September, 1953
44: October 1 -- 15, 1953
45: October 16 -- 31, 1953
46: November 1 -- 15, 1953
47: November 16 -- 30, 1953
48: December 1 -- 15, 1953
49: December 16 -- 31, 1953
50: January 1954
51: February 1954

Box 7

Correspondence, continued:

52: March 1 -- 15, 1954
53: March 16 -- 31, 1954
54: April 1 -- 15, 1954
55: April 16 -- 30, 1954
56: May 1954
57: June 1954
58: July 1954

Box 8

Correspondence, continued:

59: August 1954
60: September 1954
61: October 1 -- 15, 1954
62: October 16 -- 31, 1954
63: November 1 -- 15, 1954
64: November 16 -- 31, 1954
65: December 1954
66: January 1955
67: February 1955
68: March 1955

Box 9

Correspondence, continued:

69: April 1955
70: May 1955
71: June 1955
72: July 1955
73: August 1955
74: September 1955
75: October 1955
76: November 1955

Box 10

Correspondence, continued:

77: December 1955
78: January 1956
79: February -- March 1956
80: April 1956
81: May 1956
82: June 1956
83: July 1956
84: August 1956

Box 11

Correspondence, continued:

85: September 1956
86: October 1956
87: November 1956
88: December 1956
89: January -- February 1957
90: March -- April 1957
91: May 1957
92: June 1957
93: July -- August 1957

Box 12

Correspondence, continued:

94: September 1957
95: October 1957
96: November 1957
97: December 1957
98: January 1958
99: February 1958 -- January 1960
100: N. D.

Box 13

Correspondence:

101 -- 106: Not Dated

Box 14

107: Personal Financial Papers
108: Personal Financial Papers
109: Friend Street Properties Expenses -- 1951
110: Friend Street Properties Expenses -- 1952
111: Friend Street Properties Expenses -- 1955
112: Office Expenses -- 1954
113: Office Expenses -- 1955
114: Pearl Street Property Expenses, 1949 -- 1951

Box 15

115: Correspondence, Music
116: Contracts and Agreements
117: Miscellaneous Music Materials
118: "Don't Put a Tax on Love" -- Song
119:"Forgive and Forget" -- Song
120: "The Story Ends" -- Song
121: "Wasting Your Tears" -- Song

Box 16

122: Photos

(Item:Description)

1: The Pow-wow -- 1926 (School annual)

Box 17

Photos, continued:

2: Scrapbook (Red)
3: Scrapbook (Black)
4: Scrapbook (Black)
5: Photograph Album (Red)

Box 18

Photos, continued:

6: Framed Photograph of J.R.F.
7: Scrapbook (Black)
8: Scrapbook (Black, small)
9: Scrapbook (Red) -- reprints
10: Scrapbook (Red)
11: Scrapbook (Brown)
12: Scrapbook (Brown)
13: Scrapbook (Red)

Box 19

(Folder:Description)

123: Mementos
124: Sermons and prayers
125: Religious financial requests and informational mailings.
126 -- 127: Religious material

Box 20

128 -- 129: World War II Literature
130 -- 131: World War II Posters
132: Educational TV Literature
133: Schools and Education

Box 21

134: Mementos
135: Papers of J. R. Feeley's Parents
136: Clippings & Copy -- by or about J. R. F.
137: Teaching application materials

Boxes 22 and 23

138 -- 152: Right-wing Political Ephemera

Box 24

153: Pamphlets -- Right-Wing
154: Pamphlets -- Fluoridation
155: Pamphlets -- Medicine

Boxes 25 and 26

156 -- 166: Pamphlets -- Medicine

Box 27

166 -- 167: Pamphlets -- Medicine
168: Miscellaneous pamphlets

Boxes 28 and 29

169 -- 178: Pamphlets -- Fluoridation

Boxes 30 -- 46

Clippings

 

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