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Sumner (Ann) Papers
LSC.1097  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography
  • Scope and Contents
  • Expanded Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Separated Materials
  • Related Materials

  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Ann Sumner papers
    Creator: Sumner, Ann, 1904-
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.1097
    Physical Description: 9.4 Linear Feet (19 boxes, 1 shoe box, and 4 oversize boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1920-1960
    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. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Language of Material: English .

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ann Sumner papers (Collection 1097). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Ann Sumner.

    Processing Information

    Collections are processed to a variety of levels depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived user interest and research value, availability of staff and resources, and competing priorities. Library Special Collections provides a standard level of preservation and access for all collections and, when time and resources permit, conducts more intensive processing. These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards and best practices.
    Processed by Saundra Taylor, June 1971. Encoded by Caroline Cubé. Online finding aid edited by Josh Fiala, June 2004.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3222356 

    Biography

    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 Contents

    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.

    Organization and Arrangement

    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.

    Separated 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.

    Related Materials

    Distinguished alumna [oral history transcript] / Ann Sumner, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1970-71. Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    University of California, Los Angeles. Affiliates
    University of California, Los Angeles. Gold Shield
    Friends of the UCLA Library
    Sumner, Ann, 1904- --Archives.
    UCLA Art Council