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Frederick L. Feick papers

Identifier: S0455

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1901-1965, bulk 1950-1965


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

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 (circa 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.


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


0.05 Cubic Feet (5 folders)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Frederick L. Feick on 1965/12/15.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2006/04 by Christina Baich. EAD finding aid created 2015/11/20 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.