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The Rita M. Cacas Filipino American Community Archives Collection

Abstract

Title:
The Rita M. Cacas Filipino American Community Archives Collection
Author/Creator:
Filipino American Community Archives Collection
Collection number:
2015-162
Size:
9.00 linear feet and 91 digital images
Bulk dates:
1930-1993
Inclusive dates:
1900-2015
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Archives and Manuscripts Department, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9058, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: archives-um@umd.edu
Abstract:

The Rita M. Cacas Filipino American Community Archives documents Filipino American communities in the Washington, D.C., metro area (including Maryland and Northern Virginia) and in the state of Maryland more broadly. The collection also documents significant historic events related to the transition of United States' occupation of the Philippines (1898-1946) to the country's independence, including Filipino military and government service under the United States in the two World Wars. The collection includes evidence and documentation of historic special events such as dances, celebrations and receptions, and social/professional clubs of D.C. area Filipinos. Family records include the Brazal, Cacas, Fuñe-Palangdao, Panaganiban-Chapman, Quidangen-Sarmiento, and Toribio families among several others. Also included in the collection are newspaper clippings and press release photographs concerning Filipino and Filipino American dignitaries, officials and military personnel. Finally, the collection contains materials related to art, research, and publishing projects completed by Rita M. Cacas. Materials in the archive include photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, publications, ephemera, audiovisual materials, and electronic records. The Rita M. Cacas Foundation (RMCF) has partnered with the UMD Libraries to create this collection and supports the community archives in a variety of ways. Additional materials for the archives are welcome from members of the local community.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

The Rita M. Cacas Filipino American Community Archives Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36331
Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Alternate formats:

Some photographs have been digitized and are available online through links in the inventory below.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

The Rita M. Cacas Filipino American Community Archives documents Filipino American communities in the Washington, D.C., metro area (including Maryland and Northern Virginia) and in the state of Maryland more broadly. The collection currently documents significant historic events related to the transition of United States' occupation of the Philippines (1898-1946) to the country's independence, including Filipino military and government service. Unlike the west coast Filipino immigrants (primarily farmers, laborers, cannery workers) during the first half of the twentieth century, D.C. area Filipinos worked for the U.S. government and the military ' serving in World Wars I and II, and for federal or local government and educational agencies. This collection is important in depicting the lives of first and second-generation Filipino-American immigrants and how their families developed. The collection demonstrates Washington, D.C., Filipino ties and fluidity of movement to the Philippines, to other areas of the country, and to the Washington, D.C. area.

The individuals portrayed in this collection are the Filipinos who eventually created a community in the D.C metro area before the immigration reform of the 1960s and the completion of the Beltway in 1964.

Simultaneously, this active collection also is also beginning to document the succeeding generations of Filipino Americans. After World War II, and especially after immigration laws relaxed in 1965, the next large wave of Filipinos began arriving and settling in the D.C. area primarily in the Oxon Hill and Fort Washington communities in Maryland. Their stories are very different from the early immigrant D.C. Filipinos who were U.S. colonial and federal civilian government workers, taxi cab drivers, and WWII soldiers who fought under the American flag. The new Filipino immigrants were doctors, lawyers, nurses, teachers, and WWII U.S. veterans. The stories and details of the post-1965 D.C. Filipinos remain relatively unknown outside of their own families. Focused on surviving as new immigrants during difficult times, they worked to blend in with American culture and communities. Fostered by public categorizations that didn't include 'Filipino' as an option, many later generations lost their sense of how their community was unique, and where they had come from. By the 1980s and 1990s, members of the early pioneering generations were aging, downsizing, and eventually passing away, leaving third and fourth generation descendants and more recent immigrants little knowledge of the early Filipino communities or their shared history. Some descendants still have memories, stories, and historical materials to share and it is imperative to capture this history before it is lost. In sharing this history, community members and members of the public will better understand how over more than century of Filipinos have shaped the American experience.

One area of life which is clearly shown in this collection is the participation of Filipinos in the Filipino and the United States governments. The government of the Philippines (the government in exile) was based in Washington, D.C., during World War II. Many prominent individuals participated in events held by Filipino Americans. Some influential figures depicted in the collection include Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States from 1963-1969; Diosdado Macapagal, ninth president of the Philippines from 1961-1965; and Manuel L. Quezon, president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines (1935-1944). Many members of the Filipino community served in the United States military and this collection contains photographs of these men from the mid-twentieth century onward, including documentation of Filipinos serving in the Navy and working at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

This collection also depicts both family life and social aspects of the Filipino American community in Maryland, Virginia, and the D.C. area. A majority of the photographs are from social events: dances, birthday parties, picnics, weddings, etc. These events include both Filipinos and members of other ethnic groups involved in the Filipino American community. Portrait-style photographs of individual Filipino Americans are also included. Additionally, the collection depicts interactions between the Filipino community and the greater community around them through photographs.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Filipino American Community Archives includes materials dated from 1921 to 2015, as well as undated materials, some of which could be from before 1921. The bulk of the materials date from 1930-1993. The collection consists of personal and published materials, including photographs, audiovisual materials, documents, newspaper clippings, digital photographs, ephemera, research notes, and publications. The collection is primarily an assortment of family photographs from first-generation immigrant families from the Philippines. Family records include the Brazal, Cacas, Fuñe-Palangdao, Panaganiban-Chapman, Quidangen-Sarmiento, and Toribio families among several others.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Rita M. Cacas collected materials from the Filipino American community in the Washington, D.C., area in 2015 and 2016 and continues to solicit materials for the collection. Cacas began collecting many of these materials first in 1993 for a photograph exhibition named A Visit with My Elders: Portraits and Stories of Washington, D.C. Filipinos. She later collected materials in order to publish a book on Filipino Americans in Washington, D.C., Filipinos in Washington D.C., Arcadia Publishing, 2009. These materials come from many different families. For more detailed provenance information see the description for each individual series. The materials were donated between March 31, 2015 and October 19, 2015. Additional materials were donated in January 2016. An oversized photograph was donated by Prima Lagoy on April 27, 2016. Digitized photographs and correspondence, as well as photocopies of newspaper clippings were donated April 30, 2016 by Anthony Sarmiento, Teresa Carandang and Erwin Tiongson, Elena Brazal, and Nila Straka. Additional materials were donated by Nita Mondoñedo Smith in August 2016 and Rita M. Cacas in October 2016.

Additional materials or assistance identifying the people in photographs are welcome from any interested member of the community. Contact the curator for more information.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Christina L. Fairchild, February 2016, and Maya Riser-Kositsky and Elizabeth A. Novara, September-October 2016.

Processing note:

The materials of the Filipino American Community Archives are organized into Series primarily by individual or family provenance, except for the first Series, which represent various historical and cultural projects undertaken by Rita M. Cacas. The Series were originally organized alphabetically after the first donation of materials, but now simply reflect the chronological order in which individuals and families have donated materials. This decision was made in order to maintain original order and allow for ease of adding new accessions to the finding aid. All materials have been placed in acid-free boxes and some materials are in acid-free folders or other acid-free enclosures.

The materials collected and displayed in Rita Cacas' 1993 exhibit, A Visit with My Elders: Portraits and Stories of Washington, D.C. Filipinos, (Series 1, Subseries 1) are boxed together as a part of the Rita M. Cacas Project Series. These materials were left in their original condition and include matted photographs and photographs mounted on foam core. The remaining physical materials in Series 1 were placed in acid-free folders. All staples and paperclips were removed and replaced with acid-free plastiklips.

The materials in the two notebooks created by Rita Cacas for research on the book, Filipinos in Washington, D.C., have been left in original order and in the notebooks. The donor information pages were removed for reasons of privacy and confidentiality. Dividers were placed between series in the notebooks. Although Cacas collected these materials, they largely reflect the history of the families throughout the collection and so these materials are intellectually listed in the relevant family series. The number of the notebook where a photograph can be found is noted at the end of its title in brackets. The series which have materials in the notebooks include: Buena Family, Cacas Family, Calabia Family, Paredes Family, Quidangen Family, Fuñe Family, Panganiban Family, and the Puyot Family. The notebooks consist primarily of photographs, notes, and some documents. The materials have not been placed in acid-free sleeves. Future preservation needs may require a reassessment of these initial decisions. Additional preservation work and separation of materials may be required.

The materials in the Mondoñedo series were originally housed in a notebook but were placed (in their original order) into acid-free sleeves and are stored in an acid-free photograph binder box, which can be found in box 2. Photocopies of the outside of the original notebook are included in the photograph binder box.

Oversize photographs, which were not part of the research notebooks (these photographs are generally too large for the notebooks), were placed into acid-free folders by family provenance. Each photograph was placed in Mylar sleeves. Any plastic wrappings previously used were discarded. Paper notes are attached to many of these photographs either with plastic paper clips or with the Mylar. Oversized photographs are listed in the finding aid in box 2 with the smaller photos, but are stored in box 4 due to their size. Oversized photographs' physical locations are listed at the end of their title in brackets. The framed colorized photograph from President Quezon's Luncheon (1942) was wrapped in acid-free tissue paper and placed in a separate box. A spacer was used with extra tissue paper to secure the object in place.

This collection includes a complex array of digital materials including digital materials from a USB stick, three CDs, some digital photographs of events, and digitized photographs and correspondence scanned at a community digitization event held April 30, 2016. An inventory of all digital materials was created. Unique digital materials (ones for which there was not a good physical original copy of or no physical original copy) were placed into a file and added into the appropriate series. The USB is in an acid-free folder with the Cacas Project Files. The CDs (scanned pages of a scrapbook) are in the sleeves in the first notebook in their original condition. Back-up copies of the original USB and CD are stored on a UMD Libraries local drive. Digital files are in a variety of formats including Adobe Photoshop (TIF file), JPEG, and Adobe Fireworks PNG File. Some of the digital files are available online and this is indicated in the item-level listings. Files with the notation '[Digital Only]' indicate that there are only copies of these materials available in the UMD Libraries Digital Collections. These files were digitized at a community digitization event by the UMD Libraries and original copies of materials were retained by the donors. Items with the notation '[electronic records ' see curator for more information]' indicate that items were donated as digital files (and do not have physical copy in the collection). These files are not yet available via the UMD Libraries Digital Collections and can only be accessed by contacting the curator.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Maya Riser-Kositsky, November 2016.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Rita M. Cacas, circa 1990s-2015 and undated (92 items)

This series consists of three subseries, arranged chronologically, each representing a project that Rita M. Cacas has worked on to document Filipino American history and culture.

Subseries 1.1: A Visit with My Elders, 1991-1994 (23 items)

Portrait poster boards, photographs and recordings of interviews from the 1993 photo documentary project named A Visit with My Elders: Portraits and Stories of Washington, D.C. Filipinos. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title and then subject name (if applicable).

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Audio Tape 5 - 1993 Rita Cacas Interviews: Aguilar/Alcoy -- November 6, 1993-December 14, 1993 -- 0series 1.1box 1folder 1
Photographs from A Visit with My Elders: Portraits and Stories of Washington, D.C. Filipinos Exhibit by Rita M. Cacas -- 1993-1994 -- Oversize Only -- 0series 1.1box 1folder 2
Fernando Velazco Aguilar (1905-1996) [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 1] (Oversize), 1993 (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 2item 1
Remegio Castineto Aqui, Sr. (1911-1996) [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 1] (Oversize), 1993 (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 2item 2
Moises V. Bautista (1911-2000) and Clemente Cacho Cacas (1910-1995) [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 1] (Oversize), November 11, 1994series 1.1box 1folder 2item 3
Patricio M. Guibao (1909-2007) [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 1] (Oversize), 1993 (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 2item 4
Mateo S. Perez (1908-1995) [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 1] (Oversize), 1993 (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 2item 5
Hilariona "Leona" Puyot Sevilla (1917-2001) and Ana Alcoy (1911-) [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 1] (Oversize), 1993 (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 2item 6
Hilariona "Leona" Puyot Sevilla (1917-2001) and Januario S. Sevilla (1910-1999) [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 1] (Oversize), 1993 (Online)series 1.1box 1folder 2item 7
Posters from Rita Cacas' exhibition A Visit with My Elders: Portraits and Stories of Washington, D.C. Filipinos -- 1993 and undated -- Oversize Only -- 0series 1.1box 1folder 3
Ana Alcoy (1911-2007) and Leon Alcoy (1905-2002) [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1] (Oversize), 1993series 1.1box 1folder 3item 1
Remegio Castineto Aqui, Sr. (1911-1996) [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1] (Oversize), 1993series 1.1box 1folder 3item 2
Moises Bautista (1911-2000) [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1] (Oversize), 1993series 1.1box 1folder 3item 3
Moises V. Bautista (1911-2000) and Clemente Cacho Cacas (1910-1995) [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1] (Oversize), November 11, 1994series 1.1box 1folder 3item 4
Bibiano V. Bitanga (1905-2006) [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1] (Oversize), 1993series 1.1box 1folder 3item 5
Clemente's Garden: 1957-Today [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1] (Oversize), Undatedseries 1.1box 1folder 3item 6
Fidel Gado Herrin (1907-2002) [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1] (Oversize), 1993series 1.1box 1folder 3item 7
Juliana "Julie" Ordonio Panganiban (1912-2000) [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1] (Oversize), 1993series 1.1box 1folder 3item 8
Consuelo Laconsay Perez (1912- 2004) and Mateo Perez (1908-1995) [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1] (Oversize), 1993series 1.1box 1folder 3item 9
Mateo S. Perez (1908-1995) [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1] (Oversize), 1993series 1.1box 1folder 3item 10
Cesario B. Savellano (1911-1996) [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1] (Oversize), 1993series 1.1box 1folder 3item 11
Hilariona "Leona" Puyot Sevilla (1918-2001) [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1] (Oversize), 1993series 1.1box 1folder 3item 12
Washington Post Poster board - "Footsteps of The Filipino Pioneers" 7/25/1994 [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1] (Oversize), Undatedseries 1.1box 1folder 3item 13
Washington Post Poster board - "Footsteps of The Filipino Pioneers" 7/25/1994 - Smaller [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1] (Oversize), Undatedseries 1.1box 1folder 3item 14
VHS: Oral History of Clemente and Maria Cacas -- November 28, 1991 -- 0series 1.1box 1folder 4

Subseries 1.2: Filipinos in Washington, D.C., circa 1990s-2009 (15 items)

This subseries consists mainly of materials gathered as research for Rita M. Cacas' book, Filipinos in Washington, D.C. (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2009). These materials were donated by Rita M. Cacas on February 27, 2015 and include brief biographies, flyers, press releases, a copy of Filipinos in Washington, D.C. by Rita Cacas and Juanita Tamayo Lott, and digital files of photographs used in the book which are not represented in physical form in other series of the collection. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title and then item title (if applicable).

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Biographies and Photos of Contributors -- Circa 1990s-2000s -- 0series 1.2box 1folder 5
Book: Filipinos in Washington, D.C. by Rita M. Cacas and Juanita Tamayo Lott -- 2009 -- 0series 1.2box 1folder 6
Electronic record images from Filipinos in Washington D.C. by Rita Cacas and Juanita Tamayo Lott [Cacas Project] -- 2006-2009 and undated -- 0series 1.2box 1folder 7
"Breaking Ground!" Mrs. Philipines Home for Senior Citizens (575_MrsPhilHome_Sign) [Flyer] [electronic records ' see curator for more information], Undatedseries 1.2box 1folder 7item 1
The Filipino Cultural Association [FCA] at the University of Maryland, College Park (364) [Photograph, Color] [electronic records ' see curator for more information], 2009series 1.2box 1folder 7item 2
General MacArthur with Philippine President Sergio Osmena wading ashore on Leyte (MacArthur at Leyte) [Photograph, Black and White] [electronic records ' see curator for more information], Undatedseries 1.2box 1folder 7item 3
Group of Ten Individuals (374-BrownStrokes) [Photograph, Black and White] [electronic records ' see curator for more information], Undatedseries 1.2box 1folder 7item 4
Jonathan Sterlin, Pedro Sarmiento, General Taguba, and Ryan Herras (363) [Photograph, Black and White] [electronic records ' see curator for more information], 2009series 1.2box 1folder 7item 5
Juanita with Friends at a Meal (214) [Photograph, Black and White] [electronic records ' see curator for more information], Undatedseries 1.2box 1folder 7item 6
Juanita Tamayo Lott Speaking (365) [Photograph, Black and White] [electronic records ' see curator for more information], 2009series 1.2box 1folder 7item 7
Lisa Chinn, Juanita Tamayo Lott, Sandy Sabino Chinn, and Rita Cacas with Guitars (2008_ChinnsRitaJuanitaGuitars) [Photograph, Black and White] [electronic records ' see curator for more information], 2006series 1.2box 1folder 7item 8
Museum Guards on Steps of the National Gallery of Art in Uniform (337_1954Guards) [Photograph, Black and White] [electronic records ' see curator for more information], Undatedseries 1.2box 1folder 7item 9
Nineteen Asian Men and Women in Group (350_PALM) [Photograph, Black and White] [electronic records ' see curator for more information], Undatedseries 1.2box 1folder 7item 10
Ten Women (190a) [Photograph, Black and White] [electronic records ' see curator for more information], Undatedseries 1.2box 1folder 7item 11
V.F.W. Vincente Lim Post #5471 Ladies Auxiliary (LadiesAUX-scan) [Photograph, Black and White] [electronic records ' see curator for more information], Undatedseries 1.2box 1folder 7item 12

Subseries 1.3: The Rita M. Cacas Filipino American Community Archives, March 2002-2015 (54 items)

This subseries consists of materials collected by or given to the curator related to the community archives and community archives outreach events, such as the Istorya-DC Symosium. Types of materials include articles about the history of Filipinos in the D.C. area and an article about Filipino domestic workers, press releases, and fliers. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Articles about Filipino American History by Titchie G. Carandang-Tiongson and Erwin R. Tiongson -- 2015 -- 0series 1.3box 1folder 8
Filipino American Community Archives UMD Thumbdrive USB -- Circa 2015 -- 0series 1.3box 1folder 9
Istoryia - 1st Annual Symposium -- 2015 -- 0series 1.3box 1folder 10
"Love is What They Give" - article about Filipino Domestic Workers by Juanita Tamayo Lott in Filipinas Magazine -- March 2002 -- 0series 1.3box 1folder 11
Pacita Abad -- 2004-2005 -- 0series 1.3box 1folder 12
Philippines on the Potomac -- 2015 -- 0series 1.3box 1folder 13
Press Releases and Flyers -- 2004-2016 -- 0series 1.3box 1folder 14

Series 2: Buena Family, circa 1940s-2008 and undated (11 items)

Luis Buena (1906-1964) joined the U.S. Navy in the 1930s and served in World War II. He married Teresa Mendez in 1948 and they first lived near Hadley Hospital in southeast Washington, D.C. before moving to Glassmanor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, with their three daughters, Geraldine, Antoinette (Mary) and Loretta. Teresa was a nursing director for geriatric patients at the D.C. Village Hospital in southeast Washington, D.C. (1).

This series consists of nursing class photos from the 1940s. It also includes photographs of Luis Buena, Teresa (Mendez) Buena and their children: Antoinette (Mary), Loretta, and Geraldine. This part of the collection also includes photographs and CDs of scanned photos in color. This series is arranged with the physical photographs in their original order, and electronic records at the end, listed alphabetically.

  • (1) Rita M. Cacas and Juanita Tamayo Lott, Filipinos in Washington, D.C. (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2009), 39, 53, 87.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Buena Family Photographs -- Circa 1940s-2008 and undated -- 0 series 2box 2folder 1
Buena Family [Information Sheet] [Notebook 1], Undated series 2box 2folder 1item 1
Luis Buena in United States Navy uniform, F Street, Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], 1948 (Online) series 2box 2folder 1item 2
Teresa Mendez (Buena) [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], 1948 series 2box 2folder 1item 3
Buena Family (Teresa Buena, Geraldine Buena, Antoinette Buena, Loretta Buena) [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Circa 1960s (Online) series 2box 2folder 1item 4
Two CDs in Pouch (Scans of Scrapbook Pages) [Notebook 1] , Undated series 2box 2folder 1item 5
One CD in Pouch (Scans of Scrapbook Pages) [Notebook 1] , Undated series 2box 2folder 1item 6
Scanned printed pages from the Buena Family Album (9 pages) (images are on above CDs) [Notebook 1], 2008 series 2box 2folder 1item 7
Nursing School Class Photo including Teresa Mendez Buena [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Undated (Online) series 2box 2folder 1item 8
Nursing School Class Photo including Teresa Mendez Buena [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Undated (Online) series 2box 2folder 1item 9
Nursing School Class Photo - Officers of the Student Body of N.G.H. School of Nursing, Manila - Miss Teresa Mendez, Advisor [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], 1947-1948 (Online) series 2box 2folder 1item 10
Fidel Gado Herrin in V.F.W. Hat (240) [Photograph, Black and White] [electronic records ' see curator for more information] , Undated series 2box 2folder 1item 11

Series 3: Cacas Family, circa 1900s-1987 and undated (31 items)

Maximino Cacho Cacas (1907-1944) arrived in the United States in 1926 and received a degree from the University of California, Berkeley in accounting. He moved to Washington, D.C., in the late 1930s, but died while fighting in World War II. Maximino's brother Clemente Cacas (1910-1995) followed his brother to California in 1929 and later moved east, eventually settling in Washington, D.C., after briefly staying in Chicago in 1933. After serving at a military hospital in California during World War II, Clemente moved around the United States. He eventually moved back to Washington, D.C., became a cab driver, lived on Capitol Hill and married Maria Bello in 1954, who he met during a visit to the Philippines. Clemente was a cab driver for 40 years. Maria became a clerk at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 1971, where she worked until 1992. The family bought a house in Glassmanor, Maryland, in 1955, where they raised their four children, Max, Sam, Rita and Emily. Maria sponsored her sister, Lourdes Bello's, immigration to the United States in 1969. Rita and Sam participated in women's and minorities' rights demonstrations in the 1970s (1).

These materials were donated by Rita Cacas on February 27, 2015. The photographs depict life for first-generation immigrants in the United States. People pictured include Maximo Cacas, Clemente Cacas, Monica Selga Bautista, Florentina DePeralta, Ana Alcoy, Lourdes Bello, Juliana Panganiban, Nene DePeralta, Cristesta Aqui, Remegio Aqui, Osmunda Cabigas, Maria Cabigas, Pete Augustin, Joe Puyot, and Leona Puyot. This series also includes an oral history interview of Clemente and Maria Cacas conducted on November 28, 1991. Other materials include the Cacas-Bella wedding invitation (1954), Clemente Cacas's United States naturalization certificate, and the deed for Clemente and Mary Cacas' house in Oxon Hill, Maryland. This series is arranged with the non-oversize physical photographs in their original order, then electronic records, arranged alphabetically by title, and oversized photographs, arranged alphabetically by title.

  • (1) Rita M. Cacas and Juanita Tamayo Lott, Filipinos in Washington, D.C. (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2009), 24, 25, 34, 57, 72, 78, 85, 94, 97.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Cacas Family Photographs -- Circa 1900s-1987 and undated -- Includes Oversize -- 0 series 3box 2folder 2
Maximino Cacho Cacas in graduation robes [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], 1933 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 1
Portrait of Clemente Cacas [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Circa Before 1933 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 2
Clemente Cacas at the Chicago World's Fair [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], 1933 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 3
Stamp of Clemente Cacas at the Chicago's World Fair [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], 1933 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 4
Photo of five men, including Clemente Cacas [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], November 14, 1932 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 5
Clemente Cacas with Unknown Man in Uniform [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], 1941 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 6
Cacas Bello Wedding [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], January 18, 1954 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 7
Cacas Bello Wedding Invitation [Document] [Notebook 1] , 1954 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 8
Clemente Cacas Certificate of Naturalization [Document] [Notebook 1], May 25, 1943 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 9
Clemente Cacas with Moises Bautista and his Taxicab [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], December 15, 1947 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 10
Women at an Event, (from left): unknown woman, Maria Cacas, Monica Bautista, Florentina dePeralta, Ana Alcoy [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], circa 1960-1970 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 11
Farewell Despedida for Lourdes Bello at Manila Airport at her Departure for the United States [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], 1969 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 12
Celebration of Christening of Max Cacas [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], January 9, 1955 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 13
Larger Annotated Photocopy of Celebration of Christening of Max Cacas [Photocopy of Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], January 9, 1955 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 14
Deed for parcel of land in Glassmanor neighborhood in Prince George's County, Maryland sold to Clemente C. Cacas and Mary B. Cacas [Document] [Notebook 1], October 25, 1955 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 15
Virginia Manantan, Maria Cacas, Samuel Cacas, Clemente Cacas, and Daniel Manantan on a Couch [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], January 1958 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 16
Rita and Emily Cacas at Victory Gardens in Glover Park, Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Color] [Notebook 1], September 1963 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 17
Josefino Comiso and Diana Jimenez with children [Photograph, Color] [Notebook 1], January 1980 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 18
Extended Cacas Family Christmas Photo - with Bello family, Undayag and Comiso families, Gonzales family, Cacas Myers and Cacas Cook families at Emily and Nilo Gonzales' house [Photograph, Color] [Notebook 1], December 1990 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 19
Alex DePeralta with his Family at his Graduation from Southeastern University [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], 1962 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 20
Monica Selga Bautista with Car on the National Mall, Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Color] [Notebook 1], Circa 1960s (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 21
DePeralta Family Christmas Card with Nena DeParalta, Alex DeParalta, Maria Amor DeParalta and Alex DeParalta Jr. [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], 1962 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 22
Juanita Tamayo and Sam Cacas (at left) at Asian American Equality Walk in front of U.S. Department of Justice [Photograph, Color] [Notebook 1], January 1978 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 23
Rita Cacas and unknown woman at Academy of Notre Dame in Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Color] [Notebook 1], June 13, 1989 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 24
Maria Cacas as Employee of the Month with Marie P. Kissick, Director of the Office of Administrative and Management Services of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [Photograph, Color] [Notebook 1], August 1987 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 25
Baptism of Rita Cacas with godmother Florentina DePeralta and Romulo Robles at St. Thomas More Catholic Church (359) [Photograph, Black and White] [electronic records ' see curator for more information], 1956 series 3box 2folder 2item 26
Mary Cacas with two other individuals (538 2004 w MaryCacas) [Photograph, Color] [electronic records ' see curator for more information] , October 31, 2004 series 3box 2folder 2item 27
Moises Bautista and Monica Selga in the Philippines (116) [Photograph, Black and White] [electronic records ' see curator for more information], circa 1950 series 3box 2folder 2item 28
Rosa Espina (491) [Photograh, Black and White] [electronic records ' see curator for more information], Undated series 3box 2folder 2item 29
Farewell Dance in honor of Illustrious Brother Pedro R. Francisco and Family, Given By the Gran Oriete Filipino, Caravan Hall (Clemente C. Cacas is pictured) [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 2] (Oversize), February 9, 1940 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 30
United Pangasinanes of Chicago Inc. Annual Thanksgiving Dance [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 2] (Oversize), December 1, 1935 (Online) series 3box 2folder 2item 31

Series 4: Calabia Family, circa 1920s-2009 and undated (24 items)

Florentine Calabia (1898-1980) left the Philippines at age 16 to join the U.S. Navy during World War I and moved to Washington, D.C. in the 1930s. He returned to the Philippines to marry Nestora Monfero, a schoolteacher, and returned to the U.S. Nestora was an auditor at the General Accounting Office for more than 30 years and served as the first president of the Filipino Women's Club of Washington, D.C., which formed in 1943. Florentine and Nestora had two sons, Florentine (Tino) and Mendell. Tino's godfather was the Philippine resident commissioner, Quentin Paredes. Tino worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development starting in 1995 (1).

This series includes photos from the Calabia family and research notes by Maria Cacas on this family. The photographs include the Calabia family in their workplaces and community events. This collection also includes a speech delivered by Tino Calabia at a 1981 panel titled: "The Forgotten Asian Americans: Filipinos and Koreans" at Georgetown University. The following individuals are pictured in these photographs: Florentine Calbia, Nestora (Monfero) Calabia, Manaang, Leona Seville, Juliana Panganiban, Consuelo Perez, and Mrs. Jaime Hernandez. This series is arranged with the non-oversize photographs in their original order, then oversized photographs arranged alphabetically by title.

  • (1) Rita M. Cacas and Juanita Tamayo Lott, Filipinos in Washington, D.C. (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2009), 16, 30, 49, 54, 58.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Calabia Family Photographs -- Circa 1920s-2009 and undated -- Includes Oversize -- 0 series 4box 2folder 3
Florentine Calabia (far left) with Church Group [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Circa 1920s series 4box 2folder 3item 1
Rita Cacas's Notes for Book [Documents] [Notebook 1], 2009 series 4box 2folder 3item 2
Rita Cacas's Notes for Book [Documents] [Notebook 1], April 2009 series 4box 2folder 3item 3
Rita Cacas's Notes for Book [Documents] [Notebook 1], April 2009 series 4box 2folder 3item 4
Florentine Calabia and Nestora Monfero Calabia in front of Christopher Columbus Statue in front of Union Station, Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Circa 1930s series 4box 2folder 3item 5
Nestora Calabia Reading the Newspaper in an Office [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Undated series 4box 2folder 3item 6
Notes and Copies [Document] [Notebook 1], Undated series 4box 2folder 3item 7
Copy of the Invitation to the Filipino Women's Club Supper and Dance at the USO Club in Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Color] [Notebook 1], December 4, 1943 series 4box 2folder 3item 8
Copy of Photo from Filipino Women's Club Supper and Dance (from left): Nestora Calabia, Major Jesus A. Villamor, Eleanor Roosevelt, Aurura Quezon and Maria Aurura "Baby" Quezon [Document] [Notebook 1], December 4, 1943 series 4box 2folder 3item 9
Copy of the Program to the 1943 Filipino Women's Club Supper and Dance [Photograph, Color] [Notebook 1], December 4, 1943 series 4box 2folder 3item 10
Notes of Rita Cacas [Document] [Notebook 1], 2009 series 4box 2folder 3item 11
Picture of the Board of Directors of the Filipino Women's Club of Washington, D.C. with Mrs. Manual L. Quezon (center, front) guest speaker [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], October 6, 1943 series 4box 2folder 3item 12
Group of Filipino Women Sewing, including Asuncion "Manang" Gaudiel, Leona Sevilla, Juliana Panganiban, Consuelo Perez, and Mrs. Jaime Hernandez [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Undated series 4box 2folder 3item 13
Filipino Women's Club of Washington D.C., Inaugural Meeting, Mrs. Manuel L. Quezon was guest speaker [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], October 6, 1943 series 4box 2folder 3item 14
Copy of Invitation to the Philippine Women's Club Luncheon in Honor of the Foreign University Women Delegates to the Triennial Conference of the International Federation of University Women [Photograph, Color] [Notebook 1], August 9, 1947 series 4box 2folder 3item 15
Rita Cacas's Notes [Document] [Notebook 1], Undated series 4box 2folder 3item 16
Mrs. Calabia at the Philippine Booth for the American Red Cross at the Statler Hotel, handing a check to Mrs. Jaime Hernandez [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], circa 1940s series 4box 2folder 3item 17
Dinner celebration of Mr. Calabia as Journeyman Printer at the Government Printing Office, given by Pedro Guevara and attended by Government Printing Office officials [Paper Photocopy of Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], 1926 series 4box 2folder 3item 18
Rita Cacas's Notes [Document] [Notebook 1], Circa 1990-2015 series 4box 2folder 3item 19
Nostora Calabia and unknown woman [Scan of photograph printed on paper, Color] [Notebook 1], Undated series 4box 2folder 3item 20
Speech of Tino Calabia, Panelist for "The Forgotten Asian Americans: Filipinos and Koreans" at Georgetown University with Dorothy Cordoba, Marina E. Espina, and Sonia Shinn Sunoo [Document] [Notebook 1], November 8, 1981 series 4box 2folder 3item 21
"As President of the Filipino Women's Club, Mrs. Calabia had the Privilege of Introducing Mrs. Roosevelt as Guest Speaker at a Program, Supper, and Dance Given in Honor of Filipinos Serving the United States Armed Forces; Shown also in the photo are the l (Oversize), December 4, 1943 series 4box 2folder 3item 22
The Florentine Calabia Family, including Florentine Calabia, Tino Calabia, Mendell Calabia and Nestora Calabia [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 3] (Oversize), July 1, 1945 series 4box 2folder 3item 23
Luncheon in Honor of the Foreign University Women Delegates to the Triennial Conference of the International Federation of University of Women [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 3] (Oversize), August 9, 1947 series 4box 2folder 3item 24

Series 5: Paredes Family, circa 1920s-2006 and undated (20 items)

Evangeline "Vangie" Abellera Paredes was the daughter of Tomas Rulloda Abellera, who left the Philippines to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War I, and Francisca Estrada, who was born in Asturias, Spain and worked as a translator on Wall Street in New York City. Vangie was born in Brooklyn, New York, on July 26, 1916 and the family moved to Washington, D.C. when Tomas became a chief master mechanic at the Navy Yard in 1921. After attending Congress Heights School and Eastern High School, Vangie won a scholarship to secretarial school and began working as a telephone operator in the office of the Resident Commissioner of the Philippines. In the early 1930s, Vangie attended George Washington University and studied interior decorating. After she graduated she became an executive secretary to the Resident Commissioner (1). She married Juanito Paredes in 1941 and they lived on Chesapeake Street in southeast Washington, D.C. Juanito was the nephew of Quentin B. Paredes (1884-1973), the Philippine resident commissioner to Washington, D.C. in 1935 (2).

During World War II, Vangie was President Manuel Quezon's secretary and after Philippine independence she served as the public relations officer for the Philippine Embassy (3). She worked for the Philippine government from 1936 to 1957 and then became a secretary for the Pentagon for over 30 more years (4). Vangie's sister, Dolores Lillian Abellera married Nolasco Icarangal in 1949 and was escorted to the wedding by the Philippine Ambassador, J. M. Elizalde (5).

This series consists of photos of the Paredes family, as well as members of the Abellera family with dignitaries, at family events and at work for the American and Philipines governments. A large portion of the photographs depict President Manuel Quezon of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, staff of the Filipino government in exile, and Evangeline "Vangie" Paredes working at the Resident Commissioner's office. Also included is a sample of the art of Joey P. Manlapaz, a relative of Vangie and Juanito Paredes. This series is arranged in its original order.

  • "Oral History Interview with Evangeline "Vangie" Paredes," October 3, 1993, Biographies and Photos of Participants, Circa 1990s-2000s, Series 1, Box 1, Folder 1, Rita M. Cacas Filipino American Community Archives collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.
  • (2) Rita M. Cacas and Juanita Tamayo Lott, Filipinos in Washington, D.C. (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2009), 60.
  • (3) "Oral History Interview with Evangeline "Vangie" Paredes".
  • (4) Cacas and Lott, Filipinos in Washington, D.C., 58.
  • (5) Ibid., 61.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Paredes Family Photographs -- Circa 1920s-2006 and undated -- 0 series 5box 2folder 4
"Bio for Evangeline Paredes" [Document] [Notebook 1], 2006 series 5box 2folder 4item 1
Printout of Small Picture Images [Document] [Notebook 1] , Undated series 5box 2folder 4item 2
Dave Apollon Orchestra, signed to Juanito Paredes [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Circa 1920s series 5box 2folder 4item 3
Tomas Rulloda Abellara and Francisca Estrada Abellara [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Undated series 5box 2folder 4item 4
Vangie Abellera and Juanito Paredes at home, Chesapeake Street, Southeast Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], 1941 series 5box 2folder 4item 5
Notes with Copies of Photos [Document] [Notebook 1], Undated series 5box 2folder 4item 6
Vangie Paredes (center) with Other Filipino Government in Exile Staff [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Undated series 5box 2folder 4item 7
Party for Wedding of Dolores Lillian Abellera and Nolasco Icarangal (far right) [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], September 18, 1949 series 5box 2folder 4item 8
Dolores Lillian Abellera (third from left) with Joaquín M. Elizalde (Philippine Ambassador) and her bridesmaids at her wedding [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], September 18, 1949 series 5box 2folder 4item 9
Evangeline "Vangie" Abellera and Aurora Quezon (first lady of the Philippine Commonwealth) [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Undated series 5box 2folder 4item 10
Evangeline "Vangie" Abellera with Francisco Varona (elected representative of the Philippine Legislature) [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Mid 1930s series 5box 2folder 4item 11
Philippine Resident Commissioner's Office Staff, including Vangie Paredes (back row under wall lamp) [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Late 1930s series 5box 2folder 4item 12
Notes on Photos [Document] [Notebook 1], Undated series 5box 2folder 4item 13
President Manuel Quezon and His Family and Friends [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Circa 1944 series 5box 2folder 4item 14
Aurora Quezon and Two Unidentified Filipino Women [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Circa 1940s series 5box 2folder 4item 15
Evangelina Paredes (far right) with State Department Colleagues celebrating V-E Day in San Francisco [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], May 8, 1945 series 5box 2folder 4item 16
Evangelina Paredes with Urbano Zafra and Others in San Francisco [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], circa 1940s series 5box 2folder 4item 17
Dolores Lillian Abellera and J.M. Elizalde Arriving at Abellera's Wedding [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], September 18, 1949 series 5box 2folder 4item 18
Article on Abellera-Icarangal Wedding [Document] [Notebook 1], September 18, 1949 series 5box 2folder 4item 19
Joey P. Manlapaz's Art [Contact Sheet, Color] [Notebook 1], after 2001 series 5box 2folder 4item 20

Series 6: Quidangen Family, circa 1940s-2015 and undated (13 items)

Melchor Quidangen (1909-1986) joined the U.S. Navy in the 1930s and married Felixberta Amigable (1912-1979) before WWII. Melchor served as chief steward for Admiral Glenn Davies and the couple lived in the Bellevue (Military) Housing Project on Bolling Air Force Base from 1946-1950 when they bought a house on Chesapeake Street in Washington, D.C.. The couple's daughter, Clavelina (Lee) Quidangen married Pedro Sarmiento (See Series 12 below) (1).

This series is a collection of photographs from the Quidangen family, including photographs of their life at the Bellevue (Military) Housing Project, at their house on Chesapeake Street and their participation in community social events. This series was donated by Pedro and Clavelina Q. Sarmiento on April 29, 2015. Mr. and Mrs. Sesinado Guadamor, Claveline Quidangen, and the Cabigas family are pictured in these photographs. This series is arranged in its original order.

  • (1) Rita M. Cacas and Juanita Tamayo Lott, Filipinos in Washington, D.C. (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2009), 39, 51.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Quidangen Family Photographs -- Circa 1940s-2015 and undated -- 0 series 6box 2folder 5
Notes on Quidangen Family [Document] [Notebook 1], Undated series 6box 2folder 5item 1
Notes on Photos [Document] [Notebook 1], Unknown series 6box 2folder 5item 2
Paul Balbuena, Basilio Pimentel, Ricky Balbuena, Wanda Balbuena and Felixberta Quidangen in front of the Quidangen's House in Washington D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], November 1955 (Online) series 6box 2folder 5item 3
Felixberta Quidangen on Steps of Her House on Chesapeake Street in southeast Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Undated series 6box 2folder 5item 4
Mr. and Mrs. Sesinado Guadamor, residents of Bellevue (Military) Housing Project on Bolling Air Force Base [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Undated series 6box 2folder 5item 5
Claveline "Lee" Quidangen and Felixberta Quidangen at Mount Vernon [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], 1948 series 6box 2folder 5item 6
Notes on Photos [Document] [Notebook 1], Undated (Online) series 6box 2folder 5item 7
Clavelina Quidangen on Bicycle at Bellevue Housing Project in Bolling Air Force Base [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Circa Late 1940s series 6box 2folder 5item 8
Clavelina Quidangen School Photo at Kramer Junior High School in Anacostia [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Circa Early 1950s series 6box 2folder 5item 9
Quidangen and Cabigas Families in Sack Race at Chapel Point State Park [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Circa 1950s series 6box 2folder 5item 10
Notes on Photos [Document] [Notebook 1], Undated series 6box 2folder 5item 11
Copies of Photos with Notes [Document] [Notebook 1], Undated series 6box 2folder 5item 12

Series 7: Fuñe Family, circa 1960s-2015 and undated (26 items)

Leonardo Fuñe (b. 1922) was a photographer's mate in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1965 and then was a photographer for the United States. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from 1965-1979. In 1955 he married Filomena (1929-2005) who had been a dentist in the Philippines but worked as a central files supervisor at the USDA and was a member of the V.F.W. Vincente Lim Post #5471 Ladies Auxiliary. The couple raised their two children, Roy and Kay, in Glassmanor, Maryland (1).

This series includes photographs of the Fuñe Family. This series was donated by Kathryn Fuñe Palangdao on March 24, 2015. Many of the photographs depict the social life of the Filipino community in the Washington, D.C., area. The photographs include pictures from President Diosdado Macapagal's visit to Washington, D.C. in 1964, the Coronation Ball of Miss Philippine in 1966, and the St. Columbia Choir of Oxon Hill, Maryland. The following individuals are pictured in these photographs: Imelda Marcos, Hlariona Pinier, Lady Bird Johnson, Mrs. Estrada, President Diosdado Macapagal, Grace Pedery, Josefina Azarcon, Flora Azarco, Kay Fuñe, Leondardo Fuñe, Elizabeth Herrin, Fidel Gado Herrin, and Felix Piniera. This series is arranged with the physical photographs in their original order and the electronic records listed afterward, arranged alphabetically by title.

  • (1) Rita M. Cacas and Juanita Tamayo Lott, Filipinos in Washington, D.C. (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2009), 86.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Fuñe Family Photographs -- Circa 1960s-2015 and undated -- 0 series 7box 2folder 6
History of Fuñe Family [Document] [Notebook 2], 2015 series 7box 2folder 6item 1
Notes on Pictures [Document] [Notebook 2], Undated series 7box 2folder 6item 2
Roy Fuñe and Kay Fuñe after Roy's First Holy Communion at St. Thomas More Church [Photocopy of Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa 1965 series 7box 2folder 6item 3
Leonardo and Filomena Fuñe and Group Photo at Reception and Dance for the Late President Ramon Magsaysay's Birthday [Photocopy of Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], August 29, 1964 series 7box 2folder 6item 4
Filipino Youth Band in Front of Capitol Building [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated (Online) series 7box 2folder 6item 5
Imelda Marcos Poses with Guests (also in photo: Hlariona Piniera and Lady Bird Johnson), photograph taken by Leonardo Fuñe [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa 1966 (Online) series 7box 2folder 6item 6
Imelda Marcos Greets Guests. Mrs. Estrada also Pictured [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated (Online) series 7box 2folder 6item 7
President Diosdado Macapagal greeting group of men [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], October 1964 (Online) series 7box 2folder 6item 8
VIP Reception at the Philippine Embassy, includes Melchior Quidangen (4th from left, front) [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated (Online) series 7box 2folder 6item 9
President Diosdado Macapagal's Visit to D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], October 1964 (Online) series 7box 2folder 6item 10
Women Holding Silver Tray (inscribed "To President and Mrs. Diosdado Macapagal on their State visit to the United States, Washington, D.C., October 6, 1964"), includes Resurrecion Asuncion [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], October 6, 1964 (Online) series 7box 2folder 6item 11
Women Presenting Silver Tray (inscribed "To President and Mrs. Diosdado Macapagal on their State visit to the United States, Washington, D.C., October 6, 1964"), Resurrecion Asuncion (center), Ana Alcoy (2nd from right) [Photograph, Black and White] [Note, October 6, 1964 (Online) series 7box 2folder 6item 12
Coronation Ball of Miss Philippine Community and pre-July 4th Celebration, unknown man and woman [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], July 2, 1966 (Online) series 7box 2folder 6item 13
Coronation Ball of Miss Philippine Community and pre-July 4th Celebration, Fidel Herrin and Liz Herrin (crowned) [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], July 2, 1966 (Online) series 7box 2folder 6item 14
Coronation Ball of Miss Philippine Community and pre-July 4th Celebration, Crowning Liz Herrin [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], July 2, 1966 (Online) series 7box 2folder 6item 15
Ruben Curameng, Rose Curameng (front row) and Alex DePeralta and Florentina DePeralta (second row) in Traditional Filipino Dress Dancing [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Circa 1966 series 7box 2folder 6item 16
Young Boy Playing Drums with Vic Aponte Band Equipment [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Circa 1966 series 7box 2folder 6item 17
Musicians and a Singer [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Circa 1966 series 7box 2folder 6item 18
Group of Women at Party, Including Filomena Fuñe (sitting on floor) and Angie Fortin (2nd from right) [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 7box 2folder 6item 19
Mrs. Philippines - Nation's Capital - Lydia Francisco-Caja [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], 1988 series 7box 2folder 6item 20
Six Women, Including Grace Pedery, Josefina Azarcon (center with crown) and Flora Azarcon (far right) [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 7box 2folder 6item 21
Friends Gathering After Sharing a Meal Together, Including Kay Fuñe (standing first on left), Leonardo Fuñe (seated 4th from left) and Felix Piniera (seated 1st on right) [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 7box 2folder 6item 22
St. Columba Choir, Oxon Hill, Maryland [Photograph, Color] [Notebook 2], Undated series 7box 2folder 6item 23
Fuñe Family Celebrating Roy's 8th Grade Graduation from St. Thomas More Catholic School (2009 Mar21 Fune Scans) [Photograph, Black and White] [electronic records ' see curator for more information], Undated series 7box 2folder 6item 24
The Filipino Community New Years Eve Celebration, Washington DC (472) [Photograph, Black and White] [electronic records ' see curator for more information], December 31, 1938 series 7box 2folder 6item 25
St. Thomas More Science Class 1970-71, Roy Fuñe seated in front near banner, left side (2009 Mar21 Fune Scans) [Photograph, Black and White] [electronic records ' see curator for more information], 1970-1971 series 7box 2folder 6item 26

Series 8: Panganiban-Chapman Family, circa 1920s-2000 and undated (37 items)

Juliana Ordonio Panganiban (1912-2000) arrived in the United States in 1941 and served as a nanny for Lt. Charlie Morton's family until 1950. She lived near St. Mary's Church on Fourth Street in Washington, D.C. Juliana married Rudy Panganiban in 1944 and bought a house next to Riverdale Mansion in Riverdale, Maryland (1).

This series includes many photographs from the Panganiban family on the streets of Washington, D.C., at family parties and at community dances and events. This series was donated by Maria Panganiban Chapman on February 19, 2015. It also includes memorial essay about Juliana O. Panganiban, "A Journey through Life" (2000) and a copy of Rufo. C. Panganiban's naturalization application. The following individuals are pictured in these photographs: Mrs. Ramon Magsaysay, Juliana Ordona Panganiban, Kneedler Family, Rufo C. Panganiban, Maria Lena Panganiban Chapman, and Benny Puyot. This series is arranged with the physical photographs in their original order and the oversized photographs listed afterward, arranged alphabetically by title.

  • (1) Rita M. Cacas and Juanita Tamayo Lott, Filipinos in Washington, D.C. (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2009), 53.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Panganiban-Chapman Family Photographs -- Circa 1920s-2000 and undated -- Includes Oversize -- 0 series 8box 2folder 7
Memorial Essay about Juliana O. Panganiban, "A Journey through Life" [Document] [Notebook 2], 2000 (Online) series 8box 2folder 7item 1
Report on Journey to the Philippines with Mom (Juliana O. Panganiban) [Document] [Notebook 2], 1978 (Online) series 8box 2folder 7item 2
Juliana O. Panganiban and daughter on a trip to the Philippines [Photograph, Color] [Notebook 2], 1978 (Online) series 8box 2folder 7item 3
Juliana "Julie" Ordonio Panganiban Sitting in Front of Music Den Store [Photograph, Color] [Notebook 2], October 1994 (Online) series 8box 2folder 7item 4
Group in Front of Building and Phone Booth [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], 1978 (Online) series 8box 2folder 7item 5
Postcard of Mrs. Ramon Magsaysay, First Lady of the Philippines - Holiday Postcard from Dr. John G. Udan to Mr. and Mrs. Rufo C. Panganiban [Postcard] [Notebook 2], 1956-1957 (Online) series 8box 2folder 7item 6
Man Posing [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], 1925 (Online) series 8box 2folder 7item 7
Photocopy of Rufo Constantino Panganiban's Naturalization Certificate [Document] [Notebook 2], March 4, 1947 series 8box 2folder 7item 8
Copy of Photo with Notes on Juliana Panganiban [Document] [Notebook 2], 1993 series 8box 2folder 7item 9
Photo and Letter from Kneedler Family [Document] [Notebook 2], circa October 1946 series 8box 2folder 7item 10
Kneedler Family [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], October 1946 series 8box 2folder 7item 11
Juliana Panganiban, Rudy Panganiban and two other men outside of Manila House, Circa spring 1944 series 8box 2folder 7item 12
Juliana Panganiban, Rudy Panganiban and Two Other Men Outside of Manila House, from the Right [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Circa spring 1944 series 8box 2folder 7item 13
Juliana Panganiban, Rudy Panganiban and Three Other Men Outside of Manila House [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Circa spring 1944 series 8box 2folder 7item 14
Three Women in Front of House and Car, Including Juliana Panganiban and Mrs. Perez [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], September 11, 1942 series 8box 2folder 7item 15
Eight Individuals around Table with Food [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 8box 2folder 7item 16
Three Women and a Man in front of MIT Graduate House [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 8box 2folder 7item 17
Copy of Application for Naturalization for Rufo C. Panganiban [Document] [Notebook 2], 1921 series 8box 2folder 7item 18
Mother (Julie Panganiban) with Child (Lena Panganiban) on Sidewalk [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], February 16, 1948 series 8box 2folder 7item 19
Mother (Julie Panganiban) with Child (Lena Panganiban) in Stroller [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], February 16, 1948 series 8box 2folder 7item 20
Mother (Julie Panganiban) Holding Child (Lena Panganiban) on Sidewalk in Front of Their Apartment [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], February 16, 1948 series 8box 2folder 7item 21
Two Women (one is Julie Panganiban) with Child (Lena Panganiban) on Sidewalk [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], February 16, 1948 series 8box 2folder 7item 22
Child (Lena Panganiban) in Stroller on Grass [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], February 16, 1948 series 8box 2folder 7item 23
Lena Panganiban and Benny Pyot in Front of Cab [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Circa 1956 series 8box 2folder 7item 24
Man, Woman and Child with Cab [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 8box 2folder 7item 25
Five Individuals Walking Near the Capitol in Washington D.C. on Sidewalk [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 8box 2folder 7item 26
Mina Puyot, Another Woman and Child Near the Capitol in Washington D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 8box 2folder 7item 27
Mina Puyot Sitting Near the Capitol in Washington D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 8box 2folder 7item 28
Family Photo [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 8box 2folder 7item 29
Lena Panganiban at the Calabia's House in northeast Washington, D.C. at Christmas Time [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], December 1955 series 8box 2folder 7item 30
Group Photo at Calabia House in northeast Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], July 1, 1945 series 8box 2folder 7item 31
Two Men, Woman, and Child in Garden [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated (Online) series 8box 2folder 7item 32
Three Women Outside [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated (Online) series 8box 2folder 7item 33
Farewell Party in Honor of The Philippine Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Argentine Republic and Mrs. Narcisco Ramos by the Filipino Executive Council of Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 5] (Oversize), November 5, 1948 series 8box 2folder 7item 34
Filipino Cab Driver's Benefit Dance [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 5] (Oversize), January 22, 1944 series 8box 2folder 7item 35
Filipino Executive Council Commonwealth Dance [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 5] (Oversize), November 15, 1944 series 8box 2folder 7item 36
The Filipino Executive Council Halloween Dance [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 5] (Oversize), October 31, 1942 series 8box 2folder 7item 37
Filipino Guerrillas of Bataan Association, Drake Hotel, Chicago [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 5] (Oversize), September 19, 1943 series 8box 2folder 7item 38
Filipino Women Portrait, Addressed to Rudy and Juliana [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 4] (Oversize), 1945 series 8box 2folder 7item 39
Grand Reunion Filipino Guerrillas of Bataan Association, Hotel LaSalle, Chicago, Ill. [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 5] (Oversize), June 13, 1948 (Online) series 8box 2folder 7item 40
Halloween Dance Sponsored by the Filipino Executive Council, Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 5] (Oversize), October 30, 1943 series 8box 2folder 7item 41
"I am a Filipino" By Carlos P. Romulo [Document] [Box 4, folder 4] (Oversize), Circa After 1941 series 8box 2folder 7item 42
New Year's Eve Dance Sponsored by the Filipino Executive Council of Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 5] (Oversize), December 31, 1943 series 8box 2folder 7item 43
Reception and dance in honor of Col. Carlos P. Romulo, Resident Commissioner of the Philippines to the United States, Sponsored by the Filipino Executive Council of Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 5] (Oversize), September 23, 1944 series 8box 2folder 7item 44
Rizal Day Program and the New Years Celebration Sponsored by the Filipino Executive Council of Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 5] (Oversize), December 30, 1944 series 8box 2folder 7item 45
Ruth Gaudiel, Gertrude R. Mason, Nestora M. Calabria and Unidentified Man at Table at The "400" Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 4] (Oversize), November 6, 1944 series 8box 2folder 7item 46
Two Filipino Women in Dresses, Addressed to Mrs. Panganiban [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 4] (Oversize), Unknown series 8box 2folder 7item 47

Series 9: Puyot Family, circa 1940s-1990s and undated (65 items)

This series depicts the life of the Puyot family through photographs. Hilariona "Leona" (1918-2001) married Lucelo Puyot and had a daughter, Mina in 1942 (1). Lucelo died in 1959, and in 1980 Leona married Januario Sevilla (1910-1999) who had arrived in the U.S. in 1929 and served in the Navy for 31 years. Januario also worked as a cab driver and a barber (2). Mina Puyot (1942-1988) is in a majority of the photographs. Leona Puyot (1917-2001) was the cousin of Ana Puyot Alcoy (1911-2007), who married Leon Alcoy (1918-2002) in the Philippines and then journeyed to the United States with him in 1947 (3). Leon was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte in the Philippines and came to San Francisco in 1929. He moved to Washington, D.C., in 1931 and worked as a cook for former U.S. Senator Raymond Wells of Missouri and drove a taxi. After their marriage, in 1952, Ana and Leon bought a house on Sheridan Street NE in an all-white neighborhood (4).

This series shows family and social life, including many group photos of gatherings of friends and family and Mina Puyot crowned as May Queen in 1957. The series also includes photographs from weddings and church events. The following individuals are pictured in these photographs: Jose Puyot, Mrs. Jose Puyot, Mrs. Aqui, Mina Puyot, Lucelo Puyot, Nancy, Leona Puyot, and others. This series is arranged in its original order.

  • (1) "Mina Diane Puyot Flinkingshelt," FindaGrave http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&Grid=106449082 . [Last Accessed: June 21, 2016].
  • (2) "Lucelo A Puyot," BillionGraves https://billiongraves.com/grave/Lucelo-A-Puyot/5149728. [Last Accessed: June 21, 2016]; Januario Samortin Sevilla," Arlington National Cemetery Website http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/jsevilla.htm. [Last Accessed: June 20, 2016]; Cacas and Lott, Filipinos in Washington, D.C., 50. "
  • (3) Rita M. Cacas and Juanita Tamayo Lott, Filipinos in Washington, D.C. (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2009), 79; "Leon Alcoy (1918-2002)," undated, Biographies and Photos of Participants, Circa 1990s-2000s, Series 1, Box 1, Folder 1, Rita M. Cacas Filipino American Community Archives collection, Special Collection, University of Maryland Libraries.
  • (4) Series 1.1, Box 1, Folder 3, Item 9 - Ana Alcoy (1911-2007) and Leon Alcoy (1905-2002) [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1], 1993.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Puyot Family Photographs -- Circa 1940s-1990s and undated -- 0 series 9box 2folder 8
Jose Puyot with his Puerto Rican Wife at Their Wedding, Addressed to Mr. and Mrs. R. Panganiban [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], April 25, 1946 series 9box 2folder 8item 1
Cutting a Cake with a Group including Mr. and Mrs. Joe Puyot [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 2
Large group around table at party with cake [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 3
Group (including Mrs. Aqui, Joe Puyot, Mrs. Joe Puyot and Toribia Sales) around table with food at party [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], December 1943 series 9box 2folder 8item 4
Group Gathering with Food [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 5
Mina Puyot, Rudy Puyot, Julie Puyot and Leona Puyot at Mrs. Calabria's House in northeast Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], July 1, 1945 series 9box 2folder 8item 6
Lucelo Puyot, Leona Puyot and Menna Puyot, addressed to Rudy and Julie [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], April 21, 1946 series 9box 2folder 8item 7
Leona Puyot (right) with Mina Puyot (center) and a Group including Children and Cake [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa 1950s series 9box 2folder 8item 8
Leona Puyot and Mina Puyot with a group and presents [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa 1950s series 9box 2folder 8item 9
Leona Puyot and Mina Puyot with group at a celebration [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa 1950s series 9box 2folder 8item 10
Group of Mostly Children Around Table at Dinner [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 11
Five Women at Event including Mina Puyot [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 12
Miss Valentine [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], 1959 series 9box 2folder 8item 13
Mina Puyot as May Queen and unknown man [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], 1957 series 9box 2folder 8item 14
Mina Puyot as May Queen and Lena Puyot [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], 1957 series 9box 2folder 8item 15
Mina Puyot as May Queen and Family [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], 1957 series 9box 2folder 8item 16
Mina Puyot as May Queen with Group [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], 1957 series 9box 2folder 8item 17
Mina Puyot with Girl and Dolls [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 18
Group Photo with Food [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 19
Group Photo (including Mina Puyot) around table [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 20
Mina Puyot with Husband Cutting Cake [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 21
Mina Puyot with Husband [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 22
Mina Puyot in Dress [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 23
Mrs. Salveron with an Infant on a Swing [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 24
Mrs. Salveron with a Child (Bobby?) [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 25
Mina Puyot Outside of a House [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 26
Unknown Woman Outside of a House [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 27
Unknown Girl with Large Ball Outside of a House [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 28
Mina Puyot with Group at Celebration; Includes Francisco Salveron [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 29
Mina Puyot with Group [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 30
Leona Puyot with Group [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 31
Mina Puyot at Celebration for an Infant [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 32
Mina Puyot at Celebration with Children [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 33
Mina Puyot with large group of Children [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 34
Group of Nine Individuals, including Mina Puyot Around Table [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 35
Group of Six Individuals Around Table [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 36
Mina Puyot with Large Group Around Table [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 37
Mina Puyot at Child's Birthday Party [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], April 17, 1950 series 9box 2folder 8item 38
Mina Puyot with Group of Women Around Table [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 39
Ana Alcoy (1911-2008) and Leon Alcoy (1905-2002) with Leona Puyot and Mina Puyot and Group [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 40
Group Photo Including Five Men in Military Uniform [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 41
The Inaugural Celebration of the Independence of the Republic of the Philippines, Includes Mina Puyot, at the Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], July 4, 1946 series 9box 2folder 8item 42
Group Photo from the Inaugural Celebration at the Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], July 4, 1946 series 9box 2folder 8item 43
Nancy in Dress by a Radio [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], February 1944 series 9box 2folder 8item 44
Large Group of Women at Filipino Women's Club Supper and Dance at USO Club, Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], December 4, 1943 series 9box 2folder 8item 45
Copy of page from book about the Filipino Women's Club [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 46
Group of Women; Includes Mina Puyot [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 47
Group of Women, Primarily Not Filipino [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 48
Six Individuals on Street with Cameras [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 49
Mina Puyot with Group [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Circa 1960s series 9box 2folder 8item 50
Four Women on Couch; Includes Mina Puyot [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 51
Four Women Posing; Includes Mina Puyot [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 52
Group at Dinner Party [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 53
Group at Dinner Cruise [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 54
Formal Portrait of Filipino Man [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 55
Formal Portait of Filipino Man in Uniform, Atlantic City, New Jersey [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], April 12-15, 1953 series 9box 2folder 8item 56
Four Women with Drinks; Includes Mina Puyot [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 57
Three Persons at Event with Flowers [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 58
Group Photo with Children at St. Mary's Catholic Church [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 59
Group Photo on Church Steps, includes Mina Puyot [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 60
Wedding Photo on St. Mathew Cathedral's Steps [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], May 20, 1944 series 9box 2folder 8item 61
Wedding Photo on Steps [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 62
Group Photo on St. Mary's Catholic Church Steps [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 63
Family on Steps of House [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 64
Family on Steps of House without Man [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 65
Three boys on Bench Surrounded by Trees [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 66
Studio Portrait of Boy Sent to Rusty and Juliana from Little Vincent [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated series 9box 2folder 8item 67
Studio Portrait of Girl Sent to Godmother Eleanor [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], April 15, 1946 series 9box 2folder 8item 68
Notes on Photos [Document] [Notebook 2], January 2015 series 9box 2folder 8item 69
Eleanor Cazenas and Roy Pearson's Wedding Photo with Ethel and Vincent (Sr.) Cazenas [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Circa 1959 series 9box 2folder 8item 70

Series 10: Gaudiel-Toribio Family, 1926-1958 and undated (59 items)

Asuncion Santos and her five-year-old sister Fermina moved from the Philippines to Washington, D.C. in 1915. Fermina married Mariano Peji and they opened several restaurants, including the Light House Café in Portsmouth, Virginia. Asuncion married Generoso Gaudiel and adopted Doris Eleanor Relucio (1926-2001), whom they renamed Amparing Santos Gaudiel. Asuncion later married Gil Esposo and they opened the restaurant Manila House in Washington, D.C.. Amparing married Leonilo Toribio in 1949. They had five children, including Nila Toribio Straka (b. 1950), bought their first home on G Street in southeast Washington, D.C. and later settled in Accokeek in rural Maryland. Leo Toribio's cousin, Peping Hernandez was a musician who played with Dave Apollon's Filipino Orchestra (1).

This series was donated by Leonila Torbido-Straka in two parts on April 29, 2015 and April 30, 2016. This series includes oversized photographs from the United Filipino Club of New York's Fifth Annual Ball in 1939, the V.F.W. New Year's Eve Dance of the Vicente Lim Post #5471 and the Ladies Auxiliary in 1958 in Washington, D.C. The series also includes 43 digital images of the Peji and Toribio families and their correspondence. The photos depict the family at restaurants (their own and others) and events and show Mariano Peji and Leo C. Toribio during their service in the navy. The digital objects in the series include several letters between Amparing and Leo C. Toribio from 1949 to 1953.

The series also includes a folder of photocopies of newspaper articles about Filipinos in Portsmouth and Norfolk, Virginia from the 1950s.

The following individuals are pictured in the photographs: Juanita San Juan, Asuncion Esposo, Harold Relucio, Fermina Santos Peji, Amparing Santos Toribio, Nila Toribio Straka, Mariano Peji, Leonilo C. Toribio, Gill S. Gaudiel, and others. This series is arranged with the digital-only photographs and correspondence first, arranged alphabetically, then the electronic record, then the oversized physical photographs, arranged alphabetically by title, and finally, the photocopies of newspaper articles, arranged alphabetically by title.

  • (1) Rita M. Cacas and Juanita Tamayo Lott, Filipinos in Washington, D.C. (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2009), 14, 17, 31, 38, 62, 63, 64, 65.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Gaudiel-Toribio Family Photographs -- 1939-1958 -- Includes Oversize -- 0 series 10box 2folder 9
Nila Toribio-Straka and Mariano Peji at the Lighthouse Cafe, Portsmouth, Viriginia [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], 1954 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 37
Nila Toribio-Straka as a baby with parents, Leo C. Toribio and Amparing Santos Toribio (Gaudiel?) [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], 1951 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 38
Photograph of large group at the Commemoration Dance of Doctor Jose Rizal [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], December 30, 1947 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 39
Photograph of Leo C. Toribio [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], 1950 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 40
Photograph of Leo C. Toribio and Amparing Santos Toribio [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], 1950 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 41
Photograph of party group at the Commemoration Dance of Doctor Jose Rizal [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], December 30, 1947 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 42
Postcard from Leo Toribio to Amparing Gaudiel [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], May 12, 1949 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 43
Studio photograph of Fermina Santos Peji [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1950-1960 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 44
The Toribo family [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], 1951 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 45
Leonilo "Leo" Toribio and Amparing Gaudiel at Mount Vernon (295) [Photograph, Black and White] [electronic records ' see curator for more information], 1948 series 10box 2folder 9item 46
Fifth Annual Ball United Filipino Club of New York [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 6] (Oversize), January 20, 1939 series 10box 2folder 9item 48
Reception and Dance for the Late President Ramon Magsaysay's Birthday, Sponsored by the Filipino American Fraternity, Statler Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 6] (Oversize), August 29, 1964 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 49
V.F.W. New Year's Eve Dance 1958, Vincente Lim Post #5471 and Ladies Auxiliary, Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 6] (Oversize), December 31, 1958 series 10box 2folder 9item 47
Amparing Santos Toribio and friends in American Indian regalia [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1950-1960 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 1
Amparing Santos Toribio and her best friend in American Indian regalia [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1945-1950 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 2
Amparing Santos Toribio and Leo C. Toribo on the Chapel Hill Point Beach in Charles City, Maryland [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], 1953 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 3
Anniversary notecard from Leo Toribio to Amparing [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], September 4, 1953 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 4
Booklet containing group photograph including Fermina Santos Peji and Mariano Peji [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], undated (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 5
Booklet containing photograph of Mariano Peji and Fermina Santos Peji [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], undated (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 6
Family photo of brothers and sisters in the Toribio family [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1947 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 7
Family photo of siblings from the Toribio family [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1947 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 8
Fermina Santos Peji [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1920-1930 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 9
Fermina Santos Peji and Mariano Peji [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1930-1940 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 10
Fermina Santos Peji and Mariano Peji at their restaurant, Lighthouse Cafe, in Portsmouth, Virginia [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], April 1960 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 11
Fermina Santos Peji and Mariano Peji at their restaurant, Lighthouse Cafe, in Portsmouth, Virginia [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1945-1950 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 12
Fermina Santos Peji and Mariano Peji at their wedding [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1931 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 13
Fermina Santos Peji and Mariano Peji posing in a field [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1920-1940 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 14
Fermina Santos Peji and Nila Toribio-Straka in front of a car in the 1950s [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1950-1960 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 15
Fermina Santos Peji in front of lion statue [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1930-1940 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 16
Fermina Santos Peji posing outside with friends and family at her wedding [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1930 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 17
Filipino-American Friendly Association band in Annapolis, Maryland, including Mariano Peji [Digital Only], December 31, 1928 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 18
Gill S. Gaudiel, lightweight Filipino boxer from the 1928 Army and Navy Championship [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], 1928 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 19
Juanita San Juan at Restaurant Madrillon [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1950-1960 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 20
Leo C. Toribio in US naval uniform looking out to the water on Training Ship Reina Mercedes in Annapolis, Maryland [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], 1947 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 21
Leo C. Toribio in US naval uniform on Training Ship Reina Mercedes in Annapolis, Maryland [Digital Only], 1947 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 22
Leo C. Toribio in US naval uniform onboard the USS Cape Esperance, Cue 88 [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], 1947 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 23
Leo C. Toribio in US naval uniform playing a horn on Training Ship Reina Mercedes in Annapolis, Maryland [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], 1947 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 24
Letter to Leo C. Toribio from Amparing Toribio [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], August 3, 1949 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 25
Letter to Leo Toribio from Amparing Gaudiel [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1949 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 26
Mariano Peji and Filipino navy men at the U.S. Naval Academy [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1926 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 27
Mariano Peji and Filipino navy men playing football at the U.S. Naval Academy [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1926 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 28
Mariano Peji and Filipino navy men posed in basketball uniforms [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1926 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 29
Mariano Peji and four other Filipino navy men posing with a basketball [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1926 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 30
Mariano Peji and six other Filipino navy men posing with a football [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1926 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 31
Mariano Peji and three other Filipino navy men posing with a football [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1926 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 32
Mariano Peji and two US soldiers in uniform [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1931 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 33
Mariano Peji and US Navy sailors running through snow [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1929 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 34
Mariano Peji posing in naval uniform [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1930 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 35
Mariano Peji posing with US Navy sailors [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1928 (Online) series 10box 2folder 9item 36
Photocopies of Newspaper Clippings [Box 1, Folder 12] -- November 19, 1951 and undated -- 0 series 10box 2folder 10
[BMC William San Juan] [Unknown newspaper][Photocopy], undated series 10box 2folder 10item 1
"Filipino Club Dance To Aid Memorial" [Unknown newspaper][Photocopy], undated series 10box 2folder 10item 2
"Filipinos and Gifts for MacArthur" [Norfolk Virginian-Pilot][Photocopy], undated series 10box 2folder 10item 3
"Filipinos Give Dance Tonight for MacArthur" [Norfolk Virginian-Pilot][Photocopy], undated series 10box 2folder 10item 4
"Firemen Flight Triple Blaze" [Unknown newspaper][Photocopy], undated series 10box 2folder 10item 5
"'I Feel, at Long Last ' I've Come Home ''.'" [Unknown newspaper][Photocopy], November 19, 1951 series 10box 2folder 10item 6
"Memorial" [Norfolk Virginian-Pilot][Photocopy], undated series 10box 2folder 10item 7
"New Commander" [Unknown newspaper][Photocopy], undated series 10box 2folder 10item 8
"Raymond's Story" [Handwritten Document][Photocopy], December 7, 1933 series 10box 2folder 10item 9
"To Receive MacArthur" [The Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch][Photocopy], undated series 10box 2folder 10item 10

Series 11: Madelo Family, circa 1940s and undated (10 items)

This series consists of photographs from the Madelo Family, primarily of group events and portraits of Madelo family members. Silverio Madelo (1903-1978) moved to the United States with his sister, Apolonia Lacre Madelo, in 1929 (1). They joined their brothers who were already living in the US: Calixto (1894-1968) in Washington, D.C., and Emiliano in Montana (2). They arrived in Seattle, but quickly moved to Washington, D.C., to be with Calixto and his wife Colleen (3).

Apolonia soon moved to California and married Ceferino Ladesma Jamero, whom she had known in the Philippines (4).

Silverio married a woman from Virginia named Lucy and worked as a teletype operator at the War Department and as a cab driver during World War II and lived on 18th Street NW (5). The prominent Filipino author, Bienvenido Santos lived in Silverio's house and mentioned him in one of his books, Scent of Apples. During the 1950s, Silverio and Lucy moved to California. Lucy died in the 1970s and Silverio returned to the Philippines where he married Aurea and moved back to California. Their daughter, Adele, was born in 1978, the year Silverio died (6).

Calixto and Colleen moved to Baltimore before the end of the war, living on North Charles Street, and Calixto worked as a servant for former Maryland senator Ovington E. Weller (7). In 1967, Calixto suffered a stroke and died several months later in California (8).

This series was donated by Adele Madelo in January 2016. It also includes a framed photograph of a luncheon hosted by President Quezon for the Filipino Executive Council of Washington, D.C. in 1942. The following individuals are pictured in these photographs: Lucy Madelo, Silverio Madelo, Calixto Madelo, Sergio Osmena, Francisco Solis, Manuel Quezon, S. Cuyno, S.P. Marapao Calape, J.Y. Digal, S. Forinas Tubigon, A.T. Digal, I. Hosal, C.L. Madelo Garcia Hernandez, A. Marapao Galape, A. Lamoste, L.T. Digal, E.T. Lapura, F. Galope, M. Pernia, A. Lloren, A. Balduman, S.L. Madelo, R. Jubane, A. Cubero, C. Bucia, L. Arboliras, P. Achiveda, E.A. Namor, R. Gibao, L.G. Macern, P.D. Baquial, and S. Bucia. The series is arranged with the information sheet about Silverio Madelo first, then alphabetically by item title.

  • (1) "Silverio Madelo - Death Record," MooseRoots http://death-records.mooseroots.com/l/177152705/Silverio-Madelo. [Last Accessed: June 21, 2016]; Peter Jamero, Growing Up Brown: Memoirs of a Filipino American (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2006), 6.
  • (2) Jamero, Growing Up Brown, 6; "Calixto Madelo," FindaGrave http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&Grid=55783027 [Last Accessed: June 21, 2016].
  • (3) Jamero, Growing Up Brown, 7.
  • (4) Ibid., 4, 7.
  • (5) Ibid., 65-67.
  • (6) "Information sheet on Silverio Madelo," undated, Madelo Family, 1935-2015, Series 11, Box 4, Folder 7, Rita M. Cacas Filipino American Community Archives collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.
  • (7) Jamero, Growing Up Brown, 70, 147.
  • (8) Ibid., 147.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Madelo Family Photographs -- 1935-2015 and undated -- Oversize Only -- 0 series 11box 2folder 11
Information sheet on Silverio Madelo [Document] [Box 4, folder 7], Undated series 11box 2folder 11item 1
Portrait Photograph of Calixto Madelo, brother of Silverio Madelo [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 7] (Oversize), Undated series 11box 2folder 11item 2
President Quezon's Luncheon in Honor of the Filipino Executive Council Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 7] (Oversize), June 19, 1942 series 11box 2folder 11item 3
President's Quezon's Luncheon Photograph [Framed Photograph, Color] [Box 5, folder 1] (Oversize), June 19, 1942 series 11box 2folder 11item 4
Rising Boholanos and Photographs of Members, including S.L. Madelo and C.L. Madelo [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 7] (Oversize), Circa 1935 series 11box 2folder 11item 5
Silverio Madelo in front of Cab (Columbia Cab Association number 37) [Photograph, Color] [Box 4, folder 7] (Oversize), Undated series 11box 2folder 11item 6
Six Individuals Posing, including Lucy and Silverio Madelo [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 7] (Oversize), Undated series 11box 2folder 11item 7

Series 12: Sarmiento Family, July 1970-December 1970 (2 items)

Pedro Sarmiento (1906-1998) worked for the U.S. Army in the Philippines and married Cresenciana Calvelo (1908-1979) in 1931. During World War II earned a Bronze Medal and Purple Heart. He fought in the Battle of Bataan and was captured as a prisoner of war. After the war the family lived where Pedro was stationed, but settled in Chevy Chase, Maryland, when he retired in 1957. Pedro and Cresenciana's son, Pedro, Jr. was born in 1933 in Manila. He married Clavelina (Lee) Quidangen (b. 1934) (see Series 6, above) and worked as a spectroscopist at the National Aeronautic and Space Administration's Goddard Space Flight Center for 21 years. Clavelina taught high school in Prince George's County for 30 years. One of Pedro and Clavelina's children, Rafael (Larry) (b. 1937) received a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1975 and worked on pesticides for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for over 30 years. Another son, Anthony (Tony) worked in Washington, D.C., Mayor Walter Washington's Youth Office in the late 1970s and then worked for the AFL-CIO (1).

This series includes digitized versions of two photographs donated by Anthony Sarmiento on April 30, 2016. One photo depicts the Sarmiento family at Christmas at home in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Washington, D.C., in December 1970 and the other shows Anthony Sarmiento with others at a discussion group held at the youth center of Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Washington, D.C., in July 1970. The following individuals are pictured in these photographs: Rafael Sarmiento, Pedro Sarmiento Jr., Crescenciana Sarmiento, Vicente Sarmiento, Marias Sarmiento, Antony Sarmiento, Maria H. Sarmiento, Pedro D. Sarmiento, and Jordan [last name unknown] and Rickey Hart from the D.C. Mayor's Youth Advisory Council. The images are only available online. This series is arranged alphabetically by image title.

  • (1) Rita M. Cacas and Juanita Tamayo Lott, Filipinos in Washington, D.C. (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2009), 40, 41, 51, 92, 98, 121.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Sarmiento Family Photographs -- 1970 -- 0 series 12box 2folder 12
Discussion group (left to right) Jordan [?], Anthony Sarmiento (staff), and Rickey Hart at Youth Center at Blessed Sacrament Church in Chevy Chase, D.C., July 1970 [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], July 1970 (Online) series 12box 2folder 12item 1
Sarmiento family at Christmas, December 1970 [Photograph, Color] [Digital Only], December 1970 (Online) series 12box 2folder 12item 2

Series 13: Brazal Family, September 20, 1957-circa 1958 (2 items)

Silvestre Braga Brazal (1906-1995) served as a steward in the U.S. Navy beginning in 1928. Silvestre married Helen McGonagle in 1947 and they had two daughters, Elena and Monica. Helen was a founding member of the Ladies Auxiliary of V.F.W. Post #5471 and Monica later served as its president (1).

This series includes digitized versions of two photographs donated by Elena Brazal on April 30, 2016. The photographs are official U.S. Navy release photographs of Chief Petty Officer Silvestre Brazal taken at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. One includes a group of sailors and officers and the other includes President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Chief Petty Officer Salvador. The images are only available online. This series is arranged alphabetically by image title.

  • (1) Rita M. Cacas and Juanita Tamayo Lott, Filipinos in Washington, D.C. (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2009), 21, 71.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Brazal Family Photographs -- 1957-1958 -- 0 series 13box 2folder 13
Official US Navy release photograph of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Chief Petty Officer Silvestre Brazal, and Chief Petty Officer Salvador at the Navy Yard, SE in Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], September 20, 1957 (Online) series 13box 2folder 13item 1
Official US Navy release photograph of Silvestre Brazal, Chief Petty Officer posing with group of sailors and officers, Navy Yard, SE in Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1958 (Online) series 13box 2folder 13item 2

Series 14: Lagoy Family, December 7, 1933 (1 item)

This series consists of one oversized photograph of the arrival of the Philippine Independence Delegation at Union Station, Washington, D.C. on December 7, 1933. The photograph includes (among others) Rufo Panganiban, Florentine Calabia, Diosdado Yap, Nestora Calabia, Manuel Quezon, Elpidio Quirino and Honorato Lagoy (husband of Prima Lagoy). It was donated by Prima Lagoy on April 27, 2016.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Lagoy Family Photographs -- 1933 -- Oversize Only -- 0 series 14box 2folder 14
Arrival of the Philippine Independence Delegation, Union Station, Washington, DC [Box 4, folder 8] (Oversize), December 7, 1933 series 14box 2folder 14item 1

Series 15: Mondoñedo Family, circa 1915-circa 1980 and undated (136 items)

Felipe Estifano Mondoñedo (1897-1986) was born in Boac, Marinduque, Philippines and enlisted in the United States Navy while living in Manila and served during World War I and World War II, including on the steel-hulled sailing bark U.S.S. Cumberland in Annapolis, Maryland during World War I (1). He became a citizen in 1944 and after the war he married Christine Helphenstine (1926-1979) (2). Felipe worked as a valet and chauffeur for retired military officer Major Davis B. Wills at 2359 Ashmead Place Northwest, Washington, D.C., and drove a taxicab in Washington, D.C. (3). In 1946 their daughter Juanita (Nita) was born (4).

After their parents separated, Nita and her sister Magdalina (Maggie or Mattie) lived with family friends, Braulio Macaba Rillon and Edna Collins Rillon, their children and Braulio's brothers Lakay and Nicasio (Nick or Tasho), from 1947-1952 in a house on South Carolina Avenue in Capitol Hill and in 1958 on Dixon Street in Oxon Run Hills, Maryland (5). On Capitol Hill, Edna's sister, Bea and her husband Dempsey Songco lived very close by and the families visited often (6).

Between 1952 and 1958 the Nita and Maggie lived at St. Vincent's Home for Girls, a Catholic orphanage run by the Daughters of Charity and attended Catholic schools, including St. Aloysius Junior High School (7). Nita also attended St. Aloysius Junior High School Nita and Maggie stayed for a short time with their mother, their grandmother Ila Mae, and their mother's boyfriend, Eugenio (Pete) Peralta, who owned a house in Seat Pleasant, Maryland and worked at the Navy Yard (8). In 1960 Nita attended St. Patrick's Academy and Mattie attended Kramer Junior High School in Anacostia (9). They lived with their father in an apartment in Southeast D.C., at a foster home with Dean and Myra Sue Hale and their children in District Heights and later Mattie moved back in with the Rillons in Oxon Run Hills and Nita moved back to St. Vincent's, staying there from 1961 until 1963 (10). St. Vincent's closed in 1967 (11).

When she was 15, Mattie married a man from the Oxon Run Hills, Maryland neighborhood and had a baby. The marriage ended in fall of 1964 (12). After she graduated high school in 1964, Nita worked as a clerk stenographer at the United States Peace Corps and lived with her father at 6626 Georgia Avenue (13). Later she worked at the American Red Cross, as a secretary to Dorothy B. Taaffe, and at the World Bank (14). In 1968 Felipe married Petronila (Nila) Benitez, who was originally from Honduras (15). He died on Thanksgiving, 1986 (16).

Nita married René Sheker Heidler (b. 1940) in 1970 and had three children with him (Kelly, Kristina and Kristofer) (17). René was German-Filipino and grew up in Manila. He became a U.S. citizen in the early 1970s (18). René and Nita moved their family to Frederick, Maryland in 1976; they divorced in the 1980s (19). Nita later married Gene M. Smith, who served in the United States Navy (20).

These photographs include formal portraits and snapshots of the Mondoñedo family and their friends (including the Rillon and Songco families) and show events like Christmas, parties, graduations, weddings and trips. This series is arranged in its original order.

  • (1) Nita Mondoñedo Smith, Say Uncle! Life in DC with my Filipino Uncles (Denver: Outskirts Press, 2005), 55, 88; Series 15, Box 2, Folder 15, Item 4 - Felipe Mondoñedo in Navy uniform in front of a building with flowers in Annapolis, Maryland [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Folder 9], circa 1919.
  • (2) "Felipe Mondonedo," FamilySearch, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8ZW-BGK [Last Accessed: October 25, 2016]; Smith, Say Uncle!, 5
  • (3) Nita Mondoñedo Smith, Forever in Our Hearts (Baltimore: Publish America, 2004), 25.
  • (4) Rita M. Cacas and Juanita Tamayo Lott, Filipinos in Washington, D.C. (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2009), 47; Smith, Forever in Our Hearts,, 25, 40.
  • (5) Series 15, Box 2, Folder 15, Item 23 - Nita Mondoñedo in a bed - first pictures [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Folder 9], May 27, 1946.
  • (6) Smith, Say Uncle!, 13.
  • (7) Ibid., Introduction, 13; "email for ralph michael rillon," Ancestry, http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/surnames.rillon/2/mb.ashx [Last Accessed: October 25, 2016]; Smith, Forever in Our Hearts, 147
  • (8) Smith, Forever in Our Hearts, 147, 173.
  • (9) Ibid., 149, 151; Smith, Say Uncle!, 81.
  • (10) Smith, Forever in Our Hearts, 154.
  • (11) Ibid., 153, 172, 173, 177, 208.
  • (12) Ibid., 211.
  • (13) Ibid., 158, 180; Smith, Say Uncle!, 60.
  • (14) Smith, Forever in Our Hearts, 210; Smith, Say Uncle!, 61, 91, 94.
  • (15) Ibid., 62.
  • (16) Ibid., 63-4.
  • (17) Ibid., 112.
  • (18) Ibid., 112, 116.
  • (19) Ibid., 115, 118.
  • (20) Ibid., 42.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Mondoñedo Family Photographs -- Circa 1915-Circa 1980 and undated -- 0 series 15box 2folder 15
Portrait of Felipe Mondoñedo wearing a suit [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1920-1940 series 15box 2folder 15item 6
Felipe Mondoñedo (on right) and unknown man sitting on a rock outcropping [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1930 series 15box 2folder 15item 7
Studio portrait of Felipe Mondoñedo with a woman and child [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1946 series 15box 2folder 15item 8
Hand-colored portrait of a woman and child [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1946 series 15box 2folder 15item 9
Two photographs of a baby [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1946 series 15box 2folder 15item 10
Hand-colored photograph of a baby crying [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1946 series 15box 2folder 15item 11
Felipe Mondoñedo sitting on a wall outside a house [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1940-1950 series 15box 2folder 15item 12
Nita and Mattie's mother around age 20 posing beside a car [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1930-1945 series 15box 2folder 15item 13
Four children at the Songco's house, Nita Mondoñedo is sitting with baby on her lap [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1950 series 15box 2folder 15item 14
Two young girls sitting on an airchair, Nita Mondoñedo is the lower girl [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1950-1955 series 15box 2folder 15item 15
Small photograph of six people including three members of the Rillon family and two members of the Mondoñedo family [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box] , circa 1950-1955 series 15box 2folder 15item 16
Little girl standing on a sidewalk [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1950 series 15box 2folder 15item 17
Nita Mondoñedo (right) and unknown girl [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1950 series 15box 2folder 15item 18
Elizabeth [?], Mary [?] and Nita Mondoñedo at an orphanage [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1953 series 15box 2folder 15item 19
Two small children playing in a yard [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1950 series 15box 2folder 15item 20
Felipe Mondoñedo with Nita Mondoñedo as a toddler [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1947 series 15box 2folder 15item 21
Nita Mondoñedo with Felipe Mondoñedo partially in frame [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], September 23, 1947 series 15box 2folder 15item 22
Nita Mondoñedo in a bed - first pictures [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], May 27, 1946 series 15box 2folder 15item 23
A small girl and boy sitting in front of a Christmas tree [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1950 series 15box 2folder 15item 24
Two young girls sitting on an airchair, Nita Mondoñedo is the lower girl [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1950 series 15box 2folder 15item 25
Nita Mondoñedo (left) and another girl in front of a garden wall [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1950 series 15box 2folder 15item 26
Woman holding a boy and a girl in front of row house [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1948 series 15box 2folder 15item 27
Page of photographs of 2358 Ashmead Place NW [Photocopy, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1955-1960 series 15box 2folder 15item 28
Portrait of Magdalina Mondoñedo, signed by Matty to her father [Photocopy of photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1960-1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 29
Hand-colored photograph of three girls ((left to right) Maggie Mondoñedo, Janice Rillon and Nita Mondoñedo) [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1951 series 15box 2folder 15item 30
Photograph collage in the shape of a flower with photographs of Felipe, Tina and Juanita Mondoñedo [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1946 series 15box 2folder 15item 31
Page of photographs of two young girls titled "Spring in D.C." [Photocopy of photographs, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], March 1959 series 15box 2folder 15item 32
Page of photographs of children titled "Great late 50s" [Photocopy of photographs, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1955-1960 series 15box 2folder 15item 33
Nita Mondoñedo and another woman sitting on couches, Nita on the telephone [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], May 1965 series 15box 2folder 15item 34
Three women and a little boy on a couch [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], May 1965 series 15box 2folder 15item 35
Woman looking behind her as well as other people [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], May 1965 series 15box 2folder 15item 36
Unknown woman, Nita Mondoñedo and Felipe Mondoñedo sitting on couches, Nita on the telephone [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], May 1965 series 15box 2folder 15item 37
Nita Mondoñedo and Felipe Mondoñedo sitting on a couch, Nita on the telephone [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], May 1965 series 15box 2folder 15item 38
Felipe Mondoñedo with a baby sitting on the floor [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], May 1965 series 15box 2folder 15item 39
Felipe Mondoñedo sitting in an armchair [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1965 series 15box 2folder 15item 40
Felipe Mondoñedo sitting next to a Christmas tree [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], December 1964 series 15box 2folder 15item 41
Living room with a Christmas tree [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], December 1964 series 15box 2folder 15item 42
Four young people - "Family and friends of 6626 Georgia Avenue NW DC" [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], August 1967 series 15box 2folder 15item 43
Elderly couple sitting on an armchair [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1967 series 15box 2folder 15item 44
Felipe Mondoñedo wearing a white hat [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1967 series 15box 2folder 15item 45
Thirteen people posing for a group portrait with Felipe Mondoñedo lying on the floor [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1967 series 15box 2folder 15item 46
Three men sitting in a living room [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1967 series 15box 2folder 15item 47
Consuela [?], Nita Mondoñedo and Felipe Mondoñedo eating Christmas dinner [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], December 25, 1965 series 15box 2folder 15item 48
Nita Mondoñedo sitting in a bedroom [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1965-1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 49
Nita Mondoñedo at a sink in a bathroom [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1965-1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 50
René Heidler and a girl on a picnic blanket [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], September 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 51
Nita Mondoñedo on a picnic blanket [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], September 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 52
Felipe Estifano Mondoñedo, signed to Jose Xandoval [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1940-1950 series 15box 2folder 15item 1
Felipe Mondoñedo in a Navy uniform in the snow [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1915-1930 series 15box 2folder 15item 2
Studio portrait of Felipe Mondoñedo in Navy uniform, possibly taken in San Francisco [Photograph of original photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1940-1950 series 15box 2folder 15item 3
Felipe Mondoñedo in Navy uniform in front of a building with flowers in Annapolis, Maryland [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1919 series 15box 2folder 15item 4
Felipe Mondoñedo with a mustache in Navy uniform [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], December 1943 series 15box 2folder 15item 5
Felipe Mondoñedo and Nita Mondoñedo with four other people [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1965-1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 53
Three women sitting (Nita Mondoñedo on the right) [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1965-1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 54
A man and a woman sitting, man reading [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1965-1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 55
Woman standing in front of a roller coaster [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1965-1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 56
Four people sitting at a table at an event at the Willard Hotel [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 57
Three people sitting at a table at an event at the Willard Hotel [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 58
Two people and Nita Mondoñedo (right) sitting at a table at an event at the Willard Hotel [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 59
Four people sitting at a table at an event at the Willard Hotel [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 60
Man and a woman sitting at a table at an event at the Willard Hotel [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 61
Man clapping with woman and Nita Mondoñedo (right), sitting at a table at an event at the Willard Hotel [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 62
Man roasting an animal on a spit [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1965-1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 63
People with small boats [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1965-1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 64
Graduation photograph of three people, two in graduation robes [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1965-1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 65
Woman sitting at a party [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], September 1971 series 15box 2folder 15item 66
Nita Mondoñedo holding a cake that reads "welcome little one"[Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], September 1971 series 15box 2folder 15item 67
Woman with a small child [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970-1980 series 15box 2folder 15item 68
Small boy walking in grass [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970-1980 series 15box 2folder 15item 69
Small child playing with toys on the floor [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], December 1969 series 15box 2folder 15item 70
Two women, standing, with two children in front of a Christmas tree [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], December 1969 series 15box 2folder 15item 71
Studio portrait of a small boy with a book [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970-1980 series 15box 2folder 15item 72
Baby sleeping - Kennith James McCullogh [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1964 series 15box 2folder 15item 73
Woman sitting near an umbrella and a small child [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970-1980 series 15box 2folder 15item 74
Two people standing behind a table of food [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970-1980 series 15box 2folder 15item 75
Floral centerpiece [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970-1980 series 15box 2folder 15item 76
People standing around a table, wearing leis [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970-1980 series 15box 2folder 15item 77
Two women and a child sitting on the edge of a stage, wearing leis [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970-1980 series 15box 2folder 15item 78
People standing with plates of food, wearing leis [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970-1980 series 15box 2folder 15item 79
Woman on a swing [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1969 series 15box 2folder 15item 80
Sargent Joe Garcia [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1969 series 15box 2folder 15item 81
Two women sitting in lawn chairs [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1969 series 15box 2folder 15item 82
Eighth grade graduation of St. Aloysius School (name listing on back) [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], June 1960 series 15box 2folder 15item 83
Photograph collage - Christmas '69 [Photocopy, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], December 1969 series 15box 2folder 15item 84
Photocopy of photographs of Nita Mondoñedo with a girl by a sign to El Camino Real and Nita Mondoñedo with a girl and a boy holding stockings in front of a Christmas tree [Photocopy, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 85
Edna Collins at the Willard Hotel and Nicasio "Nick" Rillon possibly at the back entrance to Manila House [Collage, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1939 series 15box 2folder 15item 86
Kay [?], Janice [Rillon?], Ken [McCollogh], Nita Mondoñedo and Aunt Edna at Christmas on Dixon St S.E. in Washington, D.C.[Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], December 1964 series 15box 2folder 15item 87
Man standing in a yard [Photocopy, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1965-1975 series 15box 2folder 15item 88
Portrait of Nita Mondoñedo [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1965 series 15box 2folder 15item 89
Couples dancing [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1965 series 15box 2folder 15item 90
Possibly René Heilder and a woman in formal clothes [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1965 series 15box 2folder 15item 91
Man and woman posing in formal clothes [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1965-1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 92
Nita Mondoñedo and her "Mustango" [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1965 series 15box 2folder 15item 93
Nita Mondoñedo with two other people looking at a book [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1965 series 15box 2folder 15item 94
Studio portrait of a woman, sepia toned [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1965 series 15box 2folder 15item 95
Woman sitting at a table at an event at the Willard Hotel [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 96
Woman with three clowns [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], April 1969 series 15box 2folder 15item 97
Woman with clown [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], April 1969 series 15box 2folder 15item 98
René Heilder speaking with two men [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 99
Nita Mondoñedo with a group of people sitting on couches [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 100
Visiting delegation of Filipino social workers and Filipino embassy officials at the American National Red Cross, Nita Mondoñedo on the far right [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1966 series 15box 2folder 15item 101
Presentation of a medal with the president of the American National Red Cross and officials from the Filipino embassy, including Emilio Martinez [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1966 series 15box 2folder 15item 102
Group photograph of Filipino social workers, the president of the American National Red Cross and officials from the Filipino embassy, including Emilio Martinez [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1966 series 15box 2folder 15item 103
Nita Mondoñedo and Felipe Mondoñedo walking down the aisle at Nita's wedding [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 104
Nita Mondoñedo and René Heilder walking down the aisle at their wedding [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 105
Nita Mondoñedo in her wedding dress [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 106
Nita Mondoñedo, Janice Rillon Harris and flower girl in wedding attire [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 107
Nita Mondoñedo and René Heilder at their wedding [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 108
Wedding party at the alter [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 109
Nita Mondoñedo and René Heilder feeding each other wine near their wedding cake [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 110
Nita Mondoñedo and René Heilder kissing and dancing at their wedding [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 111
Nita Mondoñedo and René Heilder at their wedding [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 112
Renñ Heilder removing Nita Mondoñedo's garter at their wedding [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 113
René Heilder throwing the garter at his wedding [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 114
Nita Mondoñedo throwing her bouquet at her wedding with the band The Baballeros in the background [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 115
Nita Mondoñedo and René Heidler [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], September 1969 series 15box 2folder 15item 116
Carlos "Kelly" Heidler, René Heidler's father at a World War II memorial [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], June 1969 series 15box 2folder 15item 117
Robert Heidler and James Heidler, René Heidler's brothers [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 118
René Heidler sitting on a bed [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], September 1969 series 15box 2folder 15item 119
René Gaspar Heidler, Juanita (Nita) Mondoñedo and James Heidler sitting on a couch in Washington, DC [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], October 1969 series 15box 2folder 15item 120
Woman in bed with her arm around a young girl and a present [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa December 1969 series 15box 2folder 15item 121
Woman sitting on bed with three children [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], January 1970 series 15box 2folder 15item 122
Studio portrait of a young girl [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970-1975 series 15box 2folder 15item 123
Group of people sitting, including Nita Mondoñedo (bottom row, second from left) [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970-1975 series 15box 2folder 15item 124
Christine Simms Helphenstine (1926-1979) [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1965-1975 series 15box 2folder 15item 125
Felipe Mondoñedo and his second wife (from Honduras) [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1975-1980 series 15box 2folder 15item 126
René Heidler looking through documents [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970-1975 series 15box 2folder 15item 127
René Heidler looking through documents [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970-1975 series 15box 2folder 15item 128
Fifteen Veterans of Foreign Wars members at an event [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1945-1955 series 15box 2folder 15item 129
Six Veterans of Foreign Wars members, including Felipe Mondoñedo and Cornelio Lopez, both members of VFW 5471 [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1945-1955 series 15box 2folder 15item 130
The Rillons, including (top row) Nicanor, Bracalio [Braulio?], and Tashio [Nicasio?] and (bottom row) Janice, Edna and Ray (Raymond) [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1950-1960 series 15box 2folder 15item 131
Man and woman in front of a Christmas tree (possibly Rillons) [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1940-1960 series 15box 2folder 15item 132
Nicasio Rillon [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1980 series 15box 2folder 15item 133
Man with a cat [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970-1980 series 15box 2folder 15item 134
Philip Saure in U.S. Coast Guard uniform [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1940-1950 series 15box 2folder 15item 135
Nita and Mattie's mother around age 20 posing beside a car [Photocopy of photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1930-1945 series 15box 2folder 15item 136

Series 16: Press Release Photographs, circa 1917-1971 (21 items)

Washington, D.C., as the capital of the United States and the headquarters of the Philippines government in exile during World War II, saw many visits from Filipino politicians and other prominent people. This series consists of press release photographs of prominent Filipino politicians and other important Filipinos in the United States. These images were donated on April 30, 2016 by Teresa Carandang and Erwin Tiongson. The series is arranged alphabetically by item title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Press Release Photographs of Prominent Filipino Figures -- Circa 1917-1971 -- 0 series 16box 2folder 16
Ambassador Joaquin M. Elizalde of the Philippines with a group of men at the Filipino Embassy, Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], June 12, 1947 (Online) series 16box 2folder 16item 1
Colonel Jesus Villamor receiving medal for valor and the distinguished conduct star from visiting President Carlos Garcia, Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], June 19, 1958 (Online) series 16box 2folder 16item 2
Colonel Jesus Villamor, war hero at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1945-1947 (Online) series 16box 2folder 16item 3
Evelyn Mandac on NET Opera Theater in a production of "Queen of Spades" [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], February 28, 1971 (Online) series 16box 2folder 16item 4
First Lady Mrs. Carlos P. Garcia visits children's hospital with Mrs. Florencio Moreno, Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], June 18, 1958 (Online) series 16box 2folder 16item 5
Mrs. Jesus Villamor in Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], 1945 (Online) series 16box 2folder 16item 6
Phillipines delegation at the International Civil Aviation Conference in Chicago [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], November 1, 1944 (Online) series 16box 2folder 16item 7
Photo of Enya Gonzalez [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], November 14, 1942 (Online) series 16box 2folder 16item 8
President Elpidio Quirino is greeted by President Harry Truman as he arrived at the Blair House, Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], August 30, 1951 (Online) series 16box 2folder 16item 9
President Elpidio Quirino receiving blessing at Hopkins Hospital [Photograh, Black and White] [Digital Only], July 5, 1953 (Online) series 16box 2folder 16item 10
President Truman presented with a mahagony table at the White House by Carlos P. Romulo [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], May 10, 1952 (Online) series 16box 2folder 16item 11
Press release photo of Archbishop Aglipay and Bishop of Manila Irabelo de los Reyes, Jr. visiting President Hoover [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], June 6, 1931 (Online) series 16box 2folder 16item 12
Press release photo of Associate Justice Frank Murphy swearing in Resident Commissoner Joaquin Elizalde as a member of the Philippine cabinet [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], February 7, 1942 (Online) series 16box 2folder 16item 13
Press release photo of Honorable Vicente Llanes (sic.), former member of Philippines House of Representatives [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], August 17, 1922 (Online) series 16box 2folder 16item 14
Press release photo of Madame Sofia de Veyra [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], 1917-1923 (Online) series 16box 2folder 16item 15
Press release photo of Manuel Roxas, Pedro Guevara, and Frank McIntyre talking with the President on Philippine Independence [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], December 20, 1923 (Online) series 16box 2folder 16item 16
Press release photo of Natividad Albert [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], May 24, 1922 (Online) series 16box 2folder 16item 17
Press release photo of Philippine delegation of leaders hosting luncheon for Theodore Roosevelt [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], January 19, 1932 (Online) series 16box 2folder 16item 18
Press release photo of Philippine Independence Mission arriving in San Francisco, California [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], December 29, 1931 (Online) series 16box 2folder 16item 19
Press release photo of Sergio Osmeña being signed into office [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], August 1, 1944 (Online) series 16box 2folder 16item 20
Raul Manglapus seated [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], June 2, 1958 (Online) series 16box 2folder 16item 21

Related Material

At the University of Maryland, College Park, Libraries. Books on Filipino Americans are available at Hornbake Library and McKeldin Library. Examples include:

The UMD Libraries Special Collections also has the Millard Tydings Papers (http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1304). Millard Tydings served on the committee for Territorial and Insular Possessions while a member of the United States House and Senate as a Maryland representative. Tydings pushed for Philippine independence and co-authored the 1934 Tydings-McDuffie Act. Series 4 of this collection is on the Philippine Islands.

See the UMD Libraries research guide on Philippine and Filipino American History and Culture for a more complete listing of related materials.

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.

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