Finding aid for the John F. Scottini diaries, photographs, and ephemera 6283

Bo Doub -- with collection-level notes adapted from the seller, Beltrone and Company
USC Libraries Special Collections
2023 October
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California 90089-0189

Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Title: John F. Scottini diaries, photographs, and ephemera
Creator: Scottini, John Frank, 1894-1972
Identifier/Call Number: 6283
Identifier/Call Number: /repositories/3/resources/3432
Physical Description: 0.21 Linear Feet 1 box
Date (inclusive): 1900-1919
Language of Material: English .
Container: 1

Scope and Contents

A collection of two diaries, photographs, a published book, and ephemera relating to John F. Scottini (1894-1972), a Los Angeles man who served as a Private with the 364th Infantry during World War I. The diaries recount Scottini's day to day experiences as a soldier leaving the United States to fight in Europe, marching from place to place, and encountering danger along the way. A section of one of the diaries has several pages devoted to the names of unit comrades with their addresses, many of which are in California. This diary also includes the sewing needle Scottini kept at hand to mend what he was wearing. Photographs in the collection include images of Scottini as a soldier, civilian, and child. Tickets to a military ball and reception in honor of the 160th and 364th Infantries at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in May 1919 are also included in the collection. The book is a published history of Scottini's unit titled With the 364th Infantry in America, France, and Belgium, published in 1919 by the Knickerbocker Press in New York.

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Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Department of Special Collections at Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Beltrone and Company, September 21, 2023.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder no. or item name], John F. Scottini diaries, photographs, and ephemera, Collection no. 6283, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Soldiers -- California -- 20th century -- Archival resources
Soldiers -- United States -- Diaries
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives -- Archival resources
World War, 1914-1918 -- United States -- Archival resources
Admission tickets
Scottini, John Frank, 1894-1972 -- Archives