Finding Aid for the Edna Covert Plummer Papers, 1918-1984

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Amy Shung-Gee Wong
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Edna Covert Plummer Papers, 1918-1984

Collection number: 361

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, 8 June 1995
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Front matter encoded by:
Amy Shung-Gee Wong
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, August 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Edna Covert Plummer Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1918-1984
Collection number: 361
Creator: Plummer, Edna Covert
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 3 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Edna Covert Plummer (1907-1972) was the organizer of the Farmers and Merchants National Bank (Eureka, Nevada), the co-founder of the Legal Aid Foundation, and the nation's first woman district attorney. The collection consists of correspondence, scrapbooks, yearbooks, memorandum book, articles, and a narrative relating to Edna Covert Plummer.
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.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jewell Fraley, 1995.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edna Covert Plummer Papers (Collection 361). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Plummer was born in 1907; she was the organizer of the Farmers and Merchants National Bank of Eureka, Nevada; cofounder of the Legal Aid Foundation; first woman trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association; an active member of many public service organizations; and the nation's first woman district attorney; she died in 1972.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, scrapbooks, yearbooks, memorandum book, articles, and a narrative relating to Edna Covert Plummer. Includes a Northeastern Nevada Historical Society pamphlet on Plummer, a Texas Rotary article on her, letters received from Alexandra Tolstoy relating to the Tolstoy Foundation, and a narrative of Georgia by Prince Serge Mdivani. Also includes scrapbooks for the Serge and David Mdivani trial and the Los Angeles Women's Health Club, and three high school yearbooks.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Plummer, Edna Covert--Archives.
Women lawyers--United States--Archival resources.
Public prosecutors--United States--Archival resources.
Scrapbooks.


Container List

Box 1

Northeastern Nevada Historical Society pamphlet on Plummer.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, 1984.
Box 1

Texaco Rotary article mentions Plummer. 1928.

Box 1

Correspondence re client Brenetta Yerg.

Box 1

ECP Scrap Book--notes.

Scope and Content Note

Explanation of ECP book plate.
Box 1

Poinsettia (yearbook of Hollywood High School).

Note

1918 from George Fraley.
Box 1

Poinsettia (yearbook of Hollywood High School).

Note

1919 from George Fraley.
Box 1

The Stylus (yearbook of Glendale Union High School).

Note

1922 from George Fraley.
Box 1

Tolstoy Foundation.

Scope and Content Note

Letters received from Alexandra Tolstoy (daughter of Leo Tolstoy).
Box 1

Narrative of Georgia (USSR) by Prince Serge Mdivani.

Box 1

Memorandum book with collected quotations.

Box 1

Correspondence, notes, ephemera re Princess der Ling.

Oversize Box 2

Scrapbook of Serge and David Mdivani trial.

Oversize Box 3

Personal Scrapbook.

Oversize Box 4

Scrapbook for Los Angeles Women's Health Club.