Scope and Content
Title: Wanda Sankary Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1954-1958
Collection number: 1260
Sankary, Wanda, 1919-
4 boxes (2.0 linear ft.)
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.
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copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds
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Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
[Identification of item], Wanda Sankary Papers (Collection 1260). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
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.
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.