Janet Mary Riley Papers

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Janet Mary Riley Papers


Riley, Janet Mary
Loyola University (New Orleans, La.). School of Law
Louisiana State Law Institute
Loyola University (New Orleans, La.)
Community property--Louisiana
Canon law
Constitutional law--Louisiana
Insurance law--Louisiana
Obligations (Law)--United States


The Janet Mary Riley Papers reflect Riley’s academic career at Loyola University as the first female law professor in New Orleans, as well as her university service. Much is dedicated to her successful efforts to revise Louisiana’s community property laws to give women equal management of the community with their spouses.


Riley, Janet Mary.


Loyola University New Orleans Special Collections & Archives (https://library.loyno.edu/resources/research/special-collections-archives) New Orleans, LA


Loyola University (New Orleans, La.)


1934-1991, bulk 1965-1979


Physical rights are retained by the J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.



Collection Items

New Louisiana Class Register, revised 1946
Class register for Janet Mary Riley's Legal Bibliography class at Loyola University, 1949-1950.

Loyola University New Orleans Faculty Handbook,  1956
Cover for the Loyola University New Orleans Faculty Handbook. Personal property of Janet Mary Riley, professor in the School of Law at Loyola.

Society of Our Lady of the Way Brochure, 1960s
Brochure advertising the Society of Our Lady of the Way, a secular institute of working women in the Roman Catholic Church.

Janet Mary Riley Letter to Louisiana Legislators in Favor of the E.R.A., 1976
1976 correspondence between Janet Mary Riley and Louisiana legislators concerning her positive stance on the E.R.A.

Letter Against E.R.A. To Professor Warren D. Bracy, 1974
1974 correspondence between Janet Mary Riley and Professor Warren D. Bracey, professor of Law at the University of Toledo, concerning Riley's stance on the E.R.A.

Thank you Letter from Gertrude "Gertie" Lorio Beauford, 1976
Correspondence between Gertrude "Gertie" Lorio Beauford and Janet Mary Riley. Beauford thanks Riley for her support of the E.R.A.

Pamphlet "E.R.A: Answers to Questions about the Equal Right Amendment," 1972
A pamphlet produced by the National Women's Party to answer questions concerning the possible effects of the Equal Rights Amendment.

"The Truth Versus Ugly Lies About the NAACP," 1957
NAACP pamphlet addressing lies or common misconceptions about their organization.

NAACP “Racial violence in the South,” 1957
Call to action NAACP pamphlet addressing racial violence in the South.

Article concerning McCroy's sit in published in the Chicago Daily Defender, December 22, 1960.
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