Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Joseph Scott collection
Scott, Alfonso, Father
8 oversize boxes, 1 archival document box
Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
Abstract: The Joseph Scott Collection consists of scrapbooks, an audio recording of a dinner given for Jospeh Scott, and a transparency
of a photograph of the same.
Languages represented in the collection:
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[Identification of item], Series number, Box and Folder number, Joseph Scott Collection, Department of Archives and Special
Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.
Father Alfonso Scott donated the recording of the testimonial dinner and the transparency in 2003. Accession number: 2003.60.
Clay Stalls processed only the recording of the Joseph Scott dinner and the transparency (in either 2003 or 2004). An unknown
library staff member processed the scrapbooks at unknown date.
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.
Scope and Content of Collection
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.
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
The scrapbooks are arranged chronologically as follows:
- Box 1ov: 1909 - 1910
- Box 2ov: 1910 - 1914
- Box 3ov: 1916 - 1917
- Box 4ov: 1917 - 1918 (unbound)
- Box 5ov: 1919 - 1921 Irish clippings
- Box 6ov: 1919 - 1923
- Box 7ov: 1926 - 1932
- Box 8ov: 1938 - 1939
The transparency of a photograph of Joseph Scott and the recording of a dinner given in 1951 to honor Joseph Scott on his
84th birthday is arranged in the following manner:
Folder 1: Dinner for Joseph Scott. Date: 1951. 2 audiocassette tapes. 110 minutes
Folder 2: Transparency of photograph of Joseph Scott. Date: undated
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in
the library's online public access catalog.
Scott, Joseph. 1867-1958