William T. Faricy papers, 1939-1968

Overview of the Collection

Faricy, William T., 1893-1980
William T. Faricy papers
1939-1968 (inclusive)
12 linear feet, (14 containers)  :  5 legal manuscript boxes, 1 manuscript box, 5 record storage boxes; Photo boxes: 1 small, 1 oversize
Collection Number
Coll 030
William T. Faricy (1893-1980) was a lawyer who began working for the railroad industry after he graduated law school in 1914, ultimately becoming president of the Association of American Railroads in 1947. The collection contains autographed correspondence, family and organizational correspondence, speeches, printed matter, family scrapbooks, memorabilia, certificates, photographs, and bound copies of legal briefs.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 5413463068
Access Restrictions

UNARRANGED COLLECTION. UNAVAILABLE FOR USE. For more information, please submit a Notice of Interest in Unprocessed Collections .

Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical NoteReturn to Top

William T. Faricy was one of eight children born to a pioneer real estate dealer in 1893. Faricy went on to graduate first in his class from St. Paul College of Law in 1914 and became a lawyer. His first job was with the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railroad. By 1947, Faricy was president of the Association of American Railroads. He was active in numerous transportation organizations. Faricy retired in 1958 at age sixty. He died in 1980.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection contains autographed correspondence, family and organizational correspondence, speeches, printed matter including bound copies of Faricy's briefs and court decisions, scrapbooks, memorabilia, certificates, photographs, and a 1982 Addenda.

The autographed correspondence includes letters from Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Adlai Stevenson, Harry Truman, Herbert Hoover, and John F. Kennedy.

The family correspondence (1939-1968) is organized by date and consists of many details of Faricy's work. The organizational correspondence is arranged alphabetically by title of organization.

The collection also includes speeches by Faricy organized by date and by title of speech. The printed matter series includes addresses and articles by Faricy and other reports and newsclippings. There are scrapbooks by William Faricy (1931-1932, 1957 and 1958) and Eric Hauser (Mrs. Faricy's father (1926 and 1929). Also included are certificates of merit and other memorabilia.

There are five boxes that contain bound copies of legal briefs with arguments before the court by Faricy and others, including Erskine Woods.

The photograph series contains images of Faricy advocating for railroads and meeting with political figures including Truman, Nixon, and Wayne Morse, personal images from his boyhood, and a series from 1917 of Faricy in action as a bayonet instructor.

The 1982 addendum contains more autographed correspondence.

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Restrictions on 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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William T. Faricy papers, Coll 030, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Lawyers--United States
  • Presidents--United States--Correspondence
  • Railroads--United States--History--20th century

Personal Names

  • Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
  • Faricy, William T., 1893-1980
  • Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
  • Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965
  • Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972

Corporate Names

  • Association of American Railroads

Form or Genre Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Scrapbooks