THE THOMAS AND DOROTHY LEAVEY CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LOS ANGELES RESEARCH COLLECTION
JOSEPH SCOTT COLLECTION, 1909-1951 (CSLA-10)
Joseph Scott (1867-1958) was a Los Angeles attorney, writer, orator and prominent Catholic layman, who served many years on the Los Angeles Board of Education, and as president of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce from 1910-1911.
This collection consists of scrapbooks, an audio recording of a dinner given for Jospeh Scott, and a transparency of a photograph of the same. The scrapbooks contain newspaper articles with reports of Scott's speeches on education, Americanism and patriotism, Catholicism, and other topics, from 1909 to 1939. Some articles are about the Knights of Columbus; Scott's legal cases (including his role as defense attorney in the McNamara bombing case); his support for Republican politicians such as presidential candidates Charles Evans and Herbert Hoover and California gubernatorial candidate Buron Fitts. There is some personal information in the articles, sometimes in the form of brief biographical sketches and other times in the form of articles about family members (such as the one about Scott's son's 1909 death from rabies). One scrapbook (1919-1921) is titled "Irish clippings" and contains articles about topics relating to British rule in Ireland, Irish Republic's president Eamon de Valera's 1919 U.S. visit. There are also reprints of speeches on related topics by Scott and others.
The scrapbooks are arranged chronologically as follows:
Box 1ov: 1909 - 1910Box 2ov: 1910 - 1914Box 3ov: 1916 - 1917Box 4ov: 1917 - 1918 (unbound)Box 5ov: 1919 - 1921 Irish clippingsBox 6ov: 1919 - 1923Box 7ov: 1926 - 1932Box 8ov: 1938 - 1939
As mentioned above, this collection contains a transparency of a photograph of Joseph Scott and an audiocassette that records a dinner given in 1951 to honor Joseph Scott on his 84th birthday. Roger Jessup, chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, was chiefly responsible for the organization of the dinner, with aid from such persons as Oscar A. Trippett. The dinner includes a talk by Joseph Scott in which he reflects on his life and his adopted country, the United States of America.
BOX 1Folder 1: Dinner for Joseph Scott. Date: 1951. 2 audiocassette tapes. 110 minutesFolder 2: Transparency of photograph of Joseph Scott. Date: undated
RESEARCH ACCESS: The collection is open for research by appointment with no restrictions under the conditions of the access policy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045. To schedule an appointment, please call the Department of Archives and Special Collections at 310-338-5710 or 310-338-5357, or email the department: Special.Collections@lmu.edu. The Research Collection is a program of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles.
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