Harry L. and Norma L. McCumber Collection MS-0158

Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

Contributing Institution: Special Collections & University Archives
Title: Harry L. and Norma L. McCumber Collection
Creator: McCumber, Norma L.
Identifier/Call Number: MS-0158
Physical Description: 0.42 Linear Feet
Date (inclusive): 1946-1979
Language of Material: English .

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the origins of San Diego County place names. Norma L. McCumber (nee Hawkins) began collecting the information as a hobby in 1946. She addressed her inquiries to local chambers of commerce and post offices. The collection includes several responses, as well as Mrs. McCumber's notes on the subject.
Also included are two letters addressed to Harry L. McCumber, past president of the Conference of California Historical Societies.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Harry L. and Norma L. McCumber Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University Library.


9999-025, 1979-019

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Personal Papers
Names, Geographical--California--San Diego County--History--Sources
San Diego (Calif.)--History
San Diego (Calif.)--Miscellanea
McCumber, Harry L.--Archives
McCumber, Harry L.--Correspondence
McCumber, Norma L.--Archives
McCumber, Norma L.--Correspondence

box 1, folder 1

Letters to Norma L. Hawkins re: San Diego County place names Folder 1

box 1, folder 2

Notes re: San Diego County place names Folder 2

box 1, folder 3

Letters to Harry L. McCumber from Don H. Clausen Representative in Congress June 26, 1979; Charles R. Taylor, Plymouth United Church of Christ October 11, 1969 Folder 3