Scope and Content
Organization and Arrangement
Title: Ann Sumner Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1920-1960
Collection number: 1097
Sumner, Ann, 1904-
Extent: 19 boxes (9.5 linear ft.)
4 oversize boxes
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Anna Emily Sumner (b.1904) was a charter member of the Delta Gamma sorority, woman's page editor for the
Los Angeles Evening Express, a romance novelist, director of public information for University Extension (1932-66), vice president of the UCLA Alumni
Association (1938-39), a founding member of Gold Shield, the UCLA Affiliates, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and the UCLA
Art Council, and the first woman to receive Alumni Distinguished Service Award (1962). The collection consists of correspondence,
memoranda, clippings, photographs, and ephemera related to Sumner's association with various UCLA organizations.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including
copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds
the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Ann Sumner.
[Identification of item], Ann Sumner Papers (Collection 1097). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Anna Emily Sumner was born in 1904; AB, History, UCLA, 1926; charter member, Delta Gamma sorority; woman's page editor,
Los Angeles Evening Express; wrote eight romance novels under pseudonym Marya Moore in the 1930s; director of public information for University Extension,
1932-66; founding member, Gold Shield; vice president, UCLA Alumni Association, 1938-39; founding member of the UCLA Affiliates,
the Friends of the UCLA Library, and the UCLA Art Council; first woman to receive Alumni Distinguished Service Award, 1962.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, clippings, photographs, and ephemera related to Sumner's association with
various UCLA organizations. Organizations include: UCLA Art Council, University Affiliates, University Extension, Gold Shield,
and the UCLA Alumni Association. Also includes a scrapbook of
Los Angeles Express articles.
Expanded Scope and Content
Collection contains Miss Sumner's files on her UCLA related activities from 1932 to about 1967. During that period she was
in charge of Public Information-Press for University Extension at UCLA. She was also a charter member of the UCLA chapter
of Delta Gamma; a founding member of Gold Shield (a UCLA Service group) and served as its president, 1938-1940. She has been
vice-president of the UCLA Alumni Association, president of the Los Angeles city Panhellenic Council, president of UCLA Affiliates,
a board member of the Friends of the UCLA Library, a founding board member of the UCLA Art council, and a founding member
of the Board of directors of the UCLA Faculty Center.
Prior to working at UCLA, Miss Sumner worked for the
Los Angeles Express as a page editor. This period of her life is reflected in the scrapbook of
Express clippings which contains the articles she wrote for the newspaper.
The files are arranged alphabetically under the same headings Miss Sumner used. There is, thus, some duplication of materials
and some scattering of closely related materials.
Several photographs have been removed from the collection, if they were of general interest rather than specific to Miss Sumner's
career. These have been filed in the Department's Picture Collection (Collection 99) under their subjects.
Organization and Arrangement
Arranged in the following series:
- Collection arranged alphabetically.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Sumner, Ann, 1904- --Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles--Alumni and alumnae--Archival resources.
University of California, Los Angeles. University Extension--Employees--Archival resources.
University of California, Los Angeles. Alumni Association.
University of California, Los Angeles. Gold Shield.
University of California, Los Angeles. Affiliates.
UCLA Art Council.
Friends of the UCLA Library.
Distinguished alumna [oral history transcript] / Ann Sumner, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1970-71. Available at Department
of Special Collections, UCLA.