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The Mary Elizabeth Menefee Collection of Law & Film

The Mary Elizabeth Menefee Collection of Law and Film (the Menefee Collection) was established in 2001 as a research collection in loving memory of Mary Elizabeth Menefee. It has since become one of the foremost collections of Law and Film in the United States.

The Menefee Collection focuses on Law and Lawyers in the visual media and related topics. Though most titles are in contemporary format (DVD or VHS), the films themselves are from every era and genre of filmmaking, and include films about law, lawyers and courts, and films which portray society’s view of the same.

We are pleased to make this valuable collection available to our patrons. Please note the information regarding limitations on access to Menefee Collection materials above.

Accessing Collection Materials

The Mary Elizabeth Menefee Collection of Law and Film (the Menefee Collection) is a limited access research collection. A consent form (available at Access Services), signed by the borrower and placed on file with the Law Library, is prerequisite to viewing or borrowing collection materials.

To request Menefee Collection materials, please complete the Request Form. You will be notified when materials are available for pick-up.

  • All Law Library patrons may view unrestricted Menefee Collection materials within the Law Library. Audio-visual equipment is available; please inquire at Access Services.
  • Officers of official Regent University student organizations who have placed a signed consent form on file may borrow unrestricted Menefee Collection materials for three days, with one renewal.
  • Regent University Faculty who have placed a signed consent form on file may borrow Menefee Collection materials for three days. Renewals are permitted.
  • Faculty and scholars of all disciplines and from all institutions, with an academic or research interest in using the collection, are welcome to make use of Menefee Collection materials. A Research Services Librarian may approve the loan of Menefee Collection materials to such scholars for a limited time. In either case, a signed consent form must be placed on file before materials will be loaned.

In July of 2001 a precious life entered this world. Mary Elizabeth Menefee was the firstborn of Samuel Pyeatt and Mary Waterman Menefee. No one could then imagine that she would grace their lives for but two short weeks. During her time on earth, she was loved dearly, as much as any child can be, but Our Heavenly Father, who knows all things, called her back to be with Him.

It is in love and honor of the memory of Mary Elizabeth Menefee that this collection has been established and continues.

Donations are always welcome. Please inquire at (757) 352-4463, or email margchr@regent.edu.

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