Scope and Content
Title: Edna Covert Plummer Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1918-1984
Collection number: 361
Plummer, Edna Covert
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
3 oversize boxes
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.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary 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.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
Additional Physical Form Available
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Jewell Fraley, 1995.
[Identification of item], Edna Covert Plummer Papers (Collection 361). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young
Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
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.
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.