Papers of William F. Riley, 1932-1957.

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Riley, William Francis. Papers of William F. Riley, 1932-1957.

Papers of William F. Riley, 1932-1957.

The papers of William F. Riley relate primarily to his career as an attorney in Des Moines, Iowa and U.S. District Court Judge for Iowa's Southern District. However, there is also material concerning his other interests in politics, religion, and education. Correspondence is found throughout the entire collection and includes letters from: Jay N. Darling, Charles A. Dewey, Harold J. Gallagher, Guy M. Gillette, Henry N. Graven, Virgil M. Hancher, Clyde L. Herring, Bourke B. Hickenlooper, Mason Ladd, Karl M. LeCompte, Louis Murphy, Ray Murphy, Seth Thomas, Henry A. Wallace, and W.O. Weaver. Riley was active in the American Bar Association, especially in public relations issues. There are two boxes of files from when he was president of the Iowa State Bar Association. They contain things such as programs, minutes, bulletins, correspondence, etc. The papers also include many of Riley's speeches mirroring his involvement in law, Democratic politics, and religion. William F. Riley helped found the School of Religion at the University of Iowa and was active in alumni activities with the College of Law. An entire box is devoted to his work for the University, with items ranging from alumni articles of incorporation to School of Religion policies to law school reunions.

6 linear ft., (12 boxes)

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