Finding Aid for the Wanda Sankary Papers, 1954-1958

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Finding Aid for the Wanda Sankary Papers, 1954-1958

Collection number: 1260

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Robert Freeman, Steven Gilheany, Debra Hansen, Stephanie Wells; UCLA GSLIS for Department of Special Collections UCLA LIbrary, June 1982
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, February 2004
© 2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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

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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.


Container List

 

Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 1

n.d.

Physical Description: 23 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 2

1954.

Physical Description: 12 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 3

January-March 11, 1955.

Physical Description: 23 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 4

March 12-31, 1955.

Physical Description: 69 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 5

April 1955.

Physical Description: 58 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 6

May 1955.

Physical Description: 63 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 7

June-September 1955.

Physical Description: 40 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 8

October-December 1955.

Physical Description: 43 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 9

January-May 1956.

Physical Description: 47 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 10

June 1956.

Physical Description: 48 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 11

July-September 1956.

Physical Description: 29 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 12

October-December 1956.

Physical Description: 51 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 13

1957.

Physical Description: 6 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 14

Luckel, Frank - September 15, 1955-May 12, 1958.

Physical Description: 99 pieces.
 

Sankary Campaign

Box 2, Folder 1

Financial records. 1954.

Box 2, Folder 2

Financial records. 1956.

Box 2, Folder 3

Financial records. n.d.

Box 2, Folder 4

Certificate of nomination. 1956.

Box 2, Folder 5

Printed material. 1954, 1956.

Box 2, Folder 6

Legal documents. 1954.

Box 2, Folder 7

Crawford, George, campaign material. 1956.

Box 2, Folder 8

Miscellaneous campaign printed material. 1954-1956.

Box 2, Folder 9

Organizations' newsletters and publications.

Box 2, Folder 10

Primary Election Reports. June 5, 1956.

Box 2, Folder 11

Assembly Bills. 1955.

Box 2, Folder 12

Assembly and Senate documents.

Box 2, Folder 13

Legislation introduced by Wanda Sankary. 1955.

Box 2, Folder 14

Insurance policy legislation. 1956.

Box 2, Folder 15

Press releases. 1955, 1956, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 16

Editorials. 1956, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 17

Legislative directories. 1955-1956.

Box 2, Folder 18

Legislative reports. 1955-1956.

Box 2, Folder 19

Assembly Journals. April 1956.

Box 2, Folder 20

Manual for Assemblymen, [1955?].

Box 3, Folder 1

Notebook: Members of the California Legislature and other State Officials, [1955].

Box 3, Folder 2

Biographical material. n.d.

Physical Description: 17 pieces.
Box 3, Folder 3

Daily Appointment Book. 1956.

Physical Description: 1 piece.
Box 3, Folder 4

Edison Voicewriter Disc Recording; “Letter to Los Angeles Times,” November 23, 1955.

Physical Description: 1 piece.
Box 3, Folder 5

Financial records, Secretarial Service payroll. 1955, 1956.

Physical Description: 15 pieces.
Box 3, Folder 6

Legal documents. 1956, n.d.

Physical Description: 39 pieces.
Box 3, Folder 7

Photographs. 1954-1956, n.d.

Physical Description: 14 pieces.
Box 3, Folder 8

Speaking engagements. 1955, 1956.

Physical Description: 4 pieces.
Box 3, Folder 9

Miscellaneous notes. 1955, 1956, n.d.

Physical Description: 40 pieces.
Box 4, Folders 1-6

Clippings. November 1954-January 1957, 1959, 1962, 1978.

Box 4, Folders 7-9

Newspapers. May-November 1956.