John Andre Lanni Papers

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John Andre Lanni papers
Creator: Lanni, John Andre, 1891-1975
Call Number: D.50
Dates: 1906-1974
Physical Description: 5 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Educational years
Series II: War years
Series III: Post-war years
Collection Overview
Title: John Andre Lanni papers
Creator: Lanni, John Andre, 1891-1975
Call Number: D.50
Dates: 1906-1974
Physical Description: 5 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
John Andre Lanni (1891-1975) was born in Rochester, graduated from East High School, Rochester, 1910, attended Colgate University for two years, and graduated from the University of Rochester in 1916. He served in the First World War, and was a Midwest sales representative for Hickok Manufacturing Corporation, Rochester, from 1920-1950, when he retired. He lived in Sun City, Arizona, from 1960-1975.

Scope and Content
The collection contains five scrapbooks covering the period 1906-1918 (see descriptive listing); a notebook of salesmen's information for the Hickok Manufacturing Co. from the 1940's; and printed, processed and manuscript material relating to the Lanni family genealogy, the First World War and Lanni's service in it, and his retirement in Sun City.

Subject(s):
Arizona--Sun City
World War (1914-1918)
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Lanni, John Andre, 1891-1975
East High School (Rochester, N.Y.)
University of Rochester
W.O. Hickok Manufacturing Company
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. John Andre Lanni, November 1975. Material in box 5 given by Mrs. Lanni December 1976 and April 14, 1978.Access
The John Andre Lanni papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], John Andre Lanni papers, D.50, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Series I: Educational years
Box 1, Volume 1Scraps, East High School, 1906-1910
Clippings of articles and pictures relating to East High School, Rochester, football and basketball teams. Also high school memorabilia and programs, and pictures of Rochester scenes and photographs of Lanni's summer job in a local brickyard

Box 1, Volume 2Scraps from here, there, everywhere, 1910-1914
Material relating to Colgate University during Lanni's two years there. Includes clippings, especially of athletics; programs, post cards, and photographs

Box 2, Volume 3Scraps from here, there, everywhere, 1913-1960
Clippings, memorabilia, and pictures during Lanni's student years at the University of Rochester. Also postcards from areas he visited during his summer job with the Mandeville and King Seed Company, and snapshots of friends. Also a few items from later periods, including obituaries of two of his brothers (Charles, 1922 and George, 1946) and of his mother (1932)

Box 3, Folder 3Basketball write-ups, 1910, 1913
Xerox copies

Series II: War years
Includes printed and mimeographed material relating to the American role in Europe in World War I, 1918-1919

Box 2, Volume 4S. O. S. book I, 1917-1918
Material relating to World War I and Lanni's service in the Signal Corps in France. Contains clippings, correspondence, memorabilia, post cards, and photographs, including some of war scenes

Box 3, Volume 5S. O. S. book II, France-Belgium, 1918-1919
Material relating to Lanni's postwar stay in France, especially at the University of Dijon. Contains postcards of scenes he saw, clippings, programs, photographs, and memorabilia

Box 3, Folder 2Articles, photos, etc., relating to Lanni in World War I
Box 4, Folder 1G.H.Q.A.E.F.
Three printed items

"Summary of intelligence" no. 29, February 8, 1918
"Summary of information", July 2, 1918
"Summary of air information", November 11, 1918
Box 4, Folder 2G.H.Q.A.E.F.: "Summary of intelligence" no. 82, April 1, 1918
Box 4, Folder 3"Map to illustrate the Meuse-Argonne offensive ... ", 1918
Box 4, Folder 4"The Operations Section (G-3); organization and duties"
"Notes on operations - A; The American expeditionary forces prior to July 15, 1918"
4 pages, printed

"Notes on operations - B; Vicinity of Chateau Thierry and the Vesle River"
2 pages, printed.

"Notes on operations - C; Reduction of the St. Mihiel Salient"
4 pages, printed.

"Notes on operations - D; The Meuse-Argonne operation
4 pages, printed

Box 4, Folder 5"Meuse-Argonne Battle ..." by Captain Arthur E. Hartzell, Inf., U.S.A., March 24, 1919
47 pages, mimeographed

Box 4, Folder 6"Organization of third American army, and the march to the Rhine", 1919
Lecture by Lieutenant Colonel J. M. Wainwright
7 pages, mimeographed

Box 4, Folder 7"G-5. training section, general staff. G.H.Q." France, April 13, 1919
28 pages, mimeographed

Box 4, Folder 8"The intelligence section; its organization and duties", April 13th, 1919
Lecture given by General Nolan
7 pages, printed

Box 4, Folder 9"Facts and figures showing the activities of Base Section Number One, St. Nazaire, France", 1919
Mimeographed

Box 4, Folder 10"Guide to the battlefields", 1919
Mimeographed

Box 4, Folder 11"A.E.F. press special." Group No. 2., April 24 to May 9, 1919
Mimeographed

Box 4, Folder 12"Press review; issued by the Second Section, General Staff, G.H.Q.A.E.F." No. 405, March 30, 1919
8 pages, printed

Box 5, Folder 1Photograph album: "Snaps of here and there, World War, 1917 to 1919"
Box 5, Folder 2Letters of recommendations, 1918
Box 5, Folder 3Printed and mimeographed material, 1918-1919
Box 5, Folder 4Typescript and printed material about his war service
Box 5, Folder 5-6Books owned by Lanni as a soldier during World War I
Box 5, Folder 7Booklets owned by Lanni as a soldier during World War I
Series III: Post-war years
Box 3, Volume 6Notebook: Typescript and printed material related to selling Hickok products, 1940's
Apparently compiled as background material for salesmen. First page reads: "Property of John A. Lanni, Dist. Mgr., Hickok Mfg. Co., Inc. Rochester, N. Y"

Box 3, Folder 1Lanni biographical material
Box 3, Folder 4Hillcrest material (J. A. Lanni home near Knightstown, Indiana)
Box 3, Folder 5Sun City, Arizona material, including J. A. Lanni's writings on Sun City, 1960's and 1970's
Box 3, Folder 6Abraham Lincoln essay compiled by John A. Lanni, 1972


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