John Fahey Papers, 1953-1974  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Fahey, John, 1919-2004
John Fahey Papers
1953-1974 (inclusive)
3 linear ft.
Collection Number
SPC 976-0030 (collection)
Eastern Washington University
Archives and Special Collections
Archives & Special Collections
Eastern Washington University Libraries
320 Media Lane - 100 LIB
Cheney, WA
Telephone: 509-359-2475
Fax: 509-359-4840
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The "Reese Affair" led to the resignation of EWCE President Freeman and some faculty members. William Reese entered the Master's program at EWCE and was listed in the Faculty listing in the catalog as possessing an MA which had not yet been granted when the 1953/54 catalog came out, causing a controversy among the faculty, and eventually a vote of "no confidence" in the administration by the students. The controversy resulted in the dismissal of some of the faculty members who had been particularly vocal in the matter, eventually most were rehired.--Contains text from EWU website.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains the manuscript and related research used in the preparation of Fahey's book, "The Flathead Indians." Materials include manuscripts, research notes, correspondence, unpublished research papers, publications, maps, photographs, book reviews, and ephemera. The collection also contains files relating to Fahey's involvement in the so-called "Reese Affair" at Eastern Washington College of Education (EWCE).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Use of this collection is subject to the rules concerning access to archival and manuscript collections at Eastern Washington University. For more information, see:

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. For more information or permission to publish, contact Eastern Washington University Libraries, Archives & Special Collections at (509) 359-2475, or

Preferred Citation

John Fahey Papers; SPC 976-0030; box number; folder number; Archives & Special Collections, Eastern Washington University.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Academic freedom--Washington (State)--Cheney
  • Salish Indians
  • Personal Names :
  • Fahey, John--1919-2004--Archives
  • Freeman, Otis W.--(Otis Willard)--1889-1964
  • Reese, William B.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Eastern Washington College of Education--Faculty--History
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Maps
  • Photographs
  • Research notes
  • Reviews (document genre)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Fahey, John--1919-2004--Flathead Indians (creator)