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Finding Aid for the Edna Covert Plummer Papers, 1918-1984
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Edna Covert Plummer Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1918-1984
    Collection number: 361
    Creator: Plummer, Edna Covert
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 3 oversize boxes
    Repository: 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.
    Language: English.

    Administrative 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

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Jewell Fraley, 1995.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Edna Covert Plummer Papers (Collection 361). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233594 

    Biography

    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.

    Indexing Terms

    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.
    Scrapbooks.