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Nancie Fadeley papers

Identifier: Coll 349

Scope and Contents

The Nancie Fadeley papers contain campaign paperwork and subject files regarding the many issues Fadeley fought against and supported throughout her term in office as State Representative (1971-1981).

Series I: Campaign Materials (1971-1981) consists of correspondence and subject files pertaining to Fadeley's multiple campaigns she participated in running for State Representative. Files are organized by year.

Series II: Bills/Policy Materials contains a variety of subject files on issues Fadeley fought against and supported throughout her term in office. Major issues include gasohol, equal rights, field burning and the displaced homemakers. Files are organized alphabetically.

Series III: Subject Files includes various materials regarding Fadeley's interests and activities. Files are organized alphabetically. Many folders kept their original titles of "Nancie," which are working files and are organized by year.


  • 1971-1989


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Born in St. Louis, Missouri on July 11, 1930, Nancie Peacocke Fadeley was an Oregon State Representative from 1971 to 1981. In 1973, she chaired the House Environment and Land Use Committee, the House committee that reported out SB 100, Oregon’s pioneering, statewide land use planning legislation. The passage of SB 100 prompted the formation of 1000 Friends of Oregon, a watchdog organization committed to the defense of, and advocacy for, the state’s land use program.

In 1975, 1977, and 1979, Fadeley served as chair of the House Environment and Energy Committee. She also championed women’s rights legislation and spearheaded the bill signed by Governor Robert Straub which established displaced homemaker programs in Oregon, programs that helped widowed or divorced women develop skills to enter the workforce. Later she became a charter member and a national board member of the Older Women’s League (OWL), a grass roots organization that advocates for women as they age. After her service in the Oregon Legislative Assembly, Fadeley began a career at the University of Oregon where she was assistant vice provost. The mother of two children, Fadeley is now a freelance journalist who writes about Oregon history, environmental issues, and concerns of older women.


6 linear feet (5 containers)

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Nancie Peacocke Fadeley earned her MA in Journalism from the University of Oregon and went on to become a representative for the state of Oregon from 1971 to 1981. Now a free-lance journalist, Nancie specializes in articles about Oregon history and environmental issues. She was also the director of public affairs for KWAX (formerly an NPR radio station) before becoming the Assistant Vice Provost at the University of Oregon.

The Nancie Fadeley papers contain campaign paperwork and subject files regarding the many issues Fadeley fought against and supported throughout her term in office as State Representative (1971-1981).


Collection is organized into the following series:

Series I: Campaign Materials (1971-1981) Series II: Bills/Policy Materials Series III: Subject Files

Related Materials

This collection is part of the Oregon Women's Political History Collection, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries.

Physical Description

3 record storage boxes and 2 manuscript boxes

Processing Information

Collection processed by Austin Pliska, 2012

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Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) administered through the Oregon State Library.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA