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.
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.
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[Identification of item], Nancie Fadeley papers, Coll 349, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.Restrictions on Use :
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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.Processing Note :
Collection processed by Austin Pliska, 2012
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
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