Finding Aid for the Ann Sumner Papers LSC.1097

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UCLA Library Special Collections
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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.
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Language of Material: English .

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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.

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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

 

Files, A - B

box 1, folder 1

Advertising (University extension).

General note

[c.f. Box 10, folder 9]
box 1, folder 2

American Friends of Africa (UCLA Chapter).

box 1, folder 3

Armed forces classes (UC extension).

box 1

Art Council of UCLA

box 1, folder 4

The beginning of.

box 1, folder 5

[n.d.].

box 1, folder 6

1953-1954.

box 1, folder 7

1954-1955.

box 1, folder 8

Correspondence. 1955-1957.

box 1, folder 9

1956.

box 1, folder 10-11

1956-1957.

box 1, folder 12

1958.

box 1, folder 13

1959.

box 1, folder 14

Art Council scholarships correspondence.

 

Files, C - E

box 2, folder 1

Classics of the screen.

box 2, folder 2

Correspondence classes.

box 2, folder 2A

Correspondence (general - to be filed). ca. 1927-1957.

box 2, folder 3-5

Delta Gamma Sorority.

box 2, folder 6

Dentistry (UC extension).

box 2, folder 7

Disaster preparedness.

box 2, folder 8-9

Engineering defense training.

box 2, folder 10

Extension building (photos).

box 2, folder 11

Extension division curricula (1930s).

box 2, folder 12

Extension division - Far East.

box 3, folder 1

Extension division - reports.

box 3

Extension Division News

box 3, folder 2

1934-1935.

box 3, folder 3

1935-1936.

box 3, folder 4

1937-1938.

box 3, folder 5

1938-1939.

box 3, folder 6

1939-1940.

box 3, folder 7

(Lifelong learning series). 1940-1941

box 4, folder 1

(San Diego Issue). 1941

box 4, folder 2

(Lifelong learning series). 1941-1942

box 4, folder 3

1943.

box 4, folder 4

Selected articles, etc.

box 4, folder 5

Extension division - photos.

box 4

Extension Division Radio

box 4, folder 6

1932-1935.

box 4, folder 7

1935-1938.

box 5, folder 1

Spring, 1939.

box 5, folder 2

Summer session, 1939.

box 5, folder 3

Fall, 1939.

box 5, folder 4

Spring, 1940.

box 5, folder 5

Summer session, 1940.

box 5, folder 6

Fall, 1940.

box 5, folder 7-8

Spring, 1941.

box 6

Extension Travel Course no.855. 1938-1939

box 6, folder 1

Maps, notes, etc.

box 6, folder 2

Menus, ship schedules, etc.

box 6, folder 3

Notes, lists of tours, etc.

box 6, folder 4

Photos, postcards, etc.

box 6, folder 5

Travel booklets, etc.

 

Files, F

box 7, folder 1

Faculty center (UCLA). 1958-1967.

box 7

Faculty Women's Club

box 7, folder 2

1940s.

box 7, folder 3

1958-1959.

box 7, folder 4

1959-1960.

box 7, folder 5

1960-1961.

box 7, folder 6

Midwinter dance. 1961.

box 7, folder 7

Publicity. 1956-1957.

box 7

Friends of Music

box 7, folder 8

By-laws & historical sketch.

box 7, folder 9

Brochures.

 

Files, F - H

box 8

Friends of the UCLA Library

box 8, folder 1

1957-1958.

box 8, folder 2

1962-1963.

box 8, folder 3

Gold shield. 1937-1960s.

box 8, folder 3

Hershey Hall - historical.

box 8, folder 5-6

Hole Art Collection.

box 8, folder 7

Hole Gallery Art Exhibits. 1953.

 

Files, I

General note

[All Are Institutes]
box 9, folder 1-2

Institutes - general.

box 9, folder 3

Institutes - Adult delinquency. 1949.

box 9, folder 4

Cancer. 1950.

box 9, folder 5

Coastal engineering. 1950.

box 9, folder 6

Environmental sanitation. 1950.

box 9, folder 7

Family life, health, social relations. 1949.

box 9, folder 8

Furniture industry 2nd annual conference. 1950.

box 9, folder 9

Labor press. 1950.

box 9, folder 10

Marketing institute. 1950.

box 9, folder 11

Medico-legal problems. 1950.

box 9, folder 12

Military procurement. 1950.

box 9, folder 13

Nuclear waste. 1950.

box 9, folder 14

Real estate. 1949.

 

Files, K - S

box 10, folder 1

Kellog's ranch.

box 10, folder 2

Kennedy collection.

box 10, folder 3

Kerckhoff Hall.

box 10, folder 4

Library [Powell Library building].

box 10, folder 5

Law - Extension, statewide.

box 10, folder 6

Medical extension.

box 10, folder 7

Miscellaneous.

box 10, folder 8

Paid advertising.

box 10, folder 9

Perigold, Paul.

box 10, folder 10

Personnel management & industrial relations.

box 10, folder 11

Philosophy department.

box 10, folder 12

Public health.

box 10, folder 13

Public relations (UC Extension).

box 10, folder 14

Publicity survey (UC Extension).

box 10, folder 15

Rakestraw, Boyd B.

box 10, folder 16

Royce Hall.

box 10, folder 17

Schenz, Robert F.

box 10, folder 18

Sellery, C. Morley.

 

Files, S - T

box 11, folder 1

Sheats, Paul H. (1958-1959).

box 11, folder 2

Sibley, Catherine.

box 11

Travel Booklets

box 11, folder 3

Bavaria.

box 11, folder 4

Czechoslovakia.

box 11, folder 5

Hungary.

box 11, folder 6

Venice, Italy.

 

Files, U

box 12-15

University Affiliates

box 12, folder 1

General.

box 12, folder 2

1941-1945.

box 12, folder 3

1949-1950.

box 12, folder 4

1951-1953.

box 12, folder 5

1954.

box 12, folder 6

1955.

box 12, folder 7

1956.

box 12, folder 8

1956-1957.

box 13, folder 1

1957.

box 13, folder 2

1957-1958.

box 13, folder 3

1958.

box 13, folder 4

1959.

box 13, folder 5

1959-1960.

box 13, folder 6

Dinner. 1960.

box 13, folder 7

Press releases. 1959-1960.

box 14, folder 1-2

1960-1961.

box 14, folder 3

1961.

box 14, folder 4

Dinner. 1961.

box 14, folder 5

1961-1962.

box 14, folder 6

Dinner. 1962.

box 14, folder 7

Press releases. 1962.

box 15, folder 1

1962-1963.

box 15, folder 2

Dinner. Spring 1963.

box 15, folder 3

1963-1964.

box 15, folder 4

Dinner. 1964.

box 15, folder 5

1964-1965.

box 15, folder 6

Dinner. 1965.

box 15, folder 7

1965-1966.

box 15, folder 8

Dinner. 1966.

box 15, folder 9

University associates. 1936-1937.

box 16, folder 1

University extension in action.

box 16, folder 2

University extension office procedures.

box 16, folder 3

UCLA Alumni association. 1958-1961.

box 16, folder 4

UCLA Architecture.

box 16, folder 5

UCLA Art galleries.

box 16, folder 6

UCLA buildings.

box 16, folder 7

UCLA campus views.

box 16

UCLA History

box 16, folder 8

General.

box 16, folder 9

Newspaper & magazine articles.

box 17, folder 2

UCLA Progress fund. 1957-1961.

box 17, folder 3

UCLA Southern Alumnus. 1932-1938.

box 17, folder 4

Weschler, Irving.

box 17, folder 5

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.

box 17, folder 6

Writer's Congress. 1943.

box 17, folder 7

Zarem, A.B.

box 17, folder 8

Zerbell, Mary.

box 17, folder 9

Zobell, Claude.

 

Clippings and Photographs

box 18, folder 1

Clippings - University extension and miscellaneous.

box 18

Photographs

box 18, folder 2

University affiliates.

box 18, folder 3

University extension.

box 18, folder 4

UCLA campus.

box 18, folder 5

Ann Sumner.

box 18, folder 6

Miscellaneous.

 

Postcard Collection

box 19

Cards filed alphabetically by country, city, or region.

General Physical Description note: In a 4 × 6 in. box.
 

Scrapbooks

box 21, 22

University Extension.

box 21, 22

Los Angeles Evening Express (apparently articles by Ann Sumner).

box 23

Southern Campus. 1926.

 

Los Angeles Pioneers

box 20

Pioneer families of Los Angeles. Los Angeles. November 1935.

General Physical Description note: Typescript in loose leaf binder.
box 20

Pioneer families of Los Angeles.

General Physical Description note: Typescript - carbon.
box 20

Clippings and research notes for Pioneer families of Los Angeles .

box 24

Glass plate negatives of Los Angeles pioneers (from files of the Los Angeles Express). circa 1925

General note

Scans of the boxes in which the negatives were originally housed can be found in Box 20, Folder 1. Two negatives removed for conservation purposes.