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Creator:Avery, Emma Jean Lang, 1894?-1980.
Title:Emma Jean Lang Avery papers
Call Number:M3
Volume:2.00 cubic ft. (6 manuscript boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The collection consists of lecture notes, study notes, quizzes, and exams from law courses taken at Northeastern University in 1923-1927 and 1931.
Biographical Abstract: Emma Jean Lang Avery was born in Boston in 1893 or 1894. She attended Boston University from 1916 to 1923, graduating from the College of Business Administration with honors. Avery then attended Northeastern University's Evening School of Law from September 1923 to June 1927, and received her LLB in 1927. In 1931, she returned to NU to take the Comprehensive Review course offered to law students in their fourth year, most likely in preparation for the Massachusetts Bar Exam. It is unclear whether she practiced law afterwards. Between 1927 and 1931 she married Lester Avery. Avery died in Milton, Massachusetts in January 1980.
Arrangement:The collection is arranged in one alphabetical sequence.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Avery, Emma Jean Lang, 1894?-1980

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). School of Law
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Class of 1927

  • Women -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Law -- Study and teaching -- Massachusetts
  • Women lawyers -- Massachusetts -- Boston

Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Patricia Mulderry, February 1995