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Finding Aid for the Wanda Sankary Papers, 1954-1958
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Wanda Sankary Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1954-1958
    Collection number: 1260
    Creator: Sankary, Wanda, 1919-
    Extent: 4 boxes (2.0 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Wanda Sankary (b.1919) practiced law in Los Angeles and San Diego. In 1954, she was elected as a Democrat to the California State Assembly, representing the 79th district (San Diego), and was defeated in her 1956 re-election bid. The collection consists of correspondence, clippings, papers and ephemera relating to Sankary's political career including campaign material from her 1954 and 1956 campaigns and legislative material from her term of office as a California State Assemblywoman (1954-56).
    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.
    Language: English.

    Administrative 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Wanda Sankary Papers (Collection 1260). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Sankary was born in 1919 on a farm near Scranton, North Dakota; graduated from law school at the University of Southern California in 1950, and practiced law in Los Angeles and San Diego; in 1954 she was elected as a Democrat to the California State Assembly, representing the 79th district (San Diego); was defeated in her 1956 re-election bid.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, clippings, papers and ephemera relating to the political career of Wanda Sankary, including campaign material from her 1954 and 1956 California State Assembly campaigns for the 79th district (San Diego) and legislative material from her term of office as a California State Assemblywoman (1954-56). Includes copies of Assembly bills, joint and concurrent resolutions, and constitutional amendments on such topics as revenue and taxation, workman's compensation, social welfare, narcotics addiction, motor vehicle safety, and insurance.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Sankary, Wanda, 1919- --Archives.
    California. Legislature. Assembly--Officials and employees--Archival resources.
    Women politicians--California--Archival resources.