Guide to the Harry L. and Norma L. McCumber Collection

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Guide to the Harry L. and Norma L. McCumber Collection 1946/1979

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Harry L. and Norma L. McCumber Collection
Dates: 1946-1979
Identification: MS-0158
Creator: McCumber, Norma L.
Physical Description: 0.42 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Personal Papers

Geographic Name:

San Diego (Calif.) -- History
San Diego (Calif.) -- Miscellanea

Personal Name:

McCumber, Harry L. -- Archives
McCumber, Harry L. -- Correspondence
McCumber, Norma L. -- Archives
McCumber, Norma L. -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Harry L. and Norma L. McCumber Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the origins of San Diego County place names. Norma L. McCumber (nee Hawkins) began collecting the information as a hobby in 1946. She addressed her inquiries to local chambers of commerce and post offices. The collection includes several responses, as well as Mrs. McCumber's notes on the subject.
Also included are two letters addressed to Harry L. McCumber, past president of the Conference of California Historical Societies.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Letters to Norma L. Hawkins re: San Diego County place names

Box 1, Folder 2

Notes re: San Diego County place names

Box 1, Folder 3

Letters to Harry L. McCumber from Don H. Clausen Representative in Congress June 26, 1979; Charles R. Taylor, Plymouth United Church of Christ October 11, 1969