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Guide to the Rita M.

Cacas Filipino American Community Archives collection

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Guide to the Rita M. Cacas Filipino American Community Archives collection

Table Of Contents
Summary Information .................................................................................................................................... 3
Overview ................................................................................................................................................... 3
Use and Access to Collection ................................................................................................................... 3
Existence and Location of Copies ............................................................................................................ 3
Custodial History and Acquisition Information ........................................................................................ 3
Preferred Citation ...................................................................................................................................... 4
Processing Information ............................................................................................................................. 4
Duplication and Copyright Information ................................................................................................... 5
Administrative History .............................................................................................................................. 5
Scope and Content of Collection .............................................................................................................. 6
Arrangement ............................................................................................................................................. 6
Related Material ........................................................................................................................................ 7
Administrative Information ........................................................................................................................... 7
Collection Inventory ...................................................................................................................................... 8
Rita M. Cacas Project Files, circa 1990s-2015 and undated ..................................................................... 8
A Visit with My Elders, 1991-1994 ........................................................................................................ 8
Filipinos in Washington, D.C., circa 1990s-2009 ................................................................................ 13
The Rita M. Cacas Filipino American Community Archives, March 2002-2016 ............................... 15
Buena Family, circa 1940s-2008 and undated ......................................................................................... 16
Cacas Family, circa 1900s-1987 and undated ......................................................................................... 18
Calabia Family, circa 1920s-2009 and undated ....................................................................................... 23
Paredes Family, circa 1920s-2006 and undated ....................................................................................... 28
Quidangen Family, circa 1940s-2015 and undated ................................................................................. 31
Fuñe Family, circa 1960s-2015 and undated ........................................................................................... 33
Panganiban-Chapman Family, circa 1920s-2000 and undated ................................................................ 38
Puyot Family, circa 1940s-1990s and undated ........................................................................................ 46
Gaudiel-Toribio Family, 1926-1958 and undated ................................................................................... 57
Madelo Family, circa 1940s and undated ................................................................................................ 67
Sarmiento Family, July 1970-December 1970 ........................................................................................ 69
Brazal Family, September 20, 1957-circa 1958 ...................................................................................... 70
Lagoy Family, December 7, 1933 ............................................................................................................ 71
Mondoñedo Family, circa 1915-circa 1980 and undated ........................................................................ 71
Press Release Photographs, circa 1917-1971 .......................................................................................... 90
Montano Family, 1968-1969 ................................................................................................................... 94

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Summary Information

Library: Special Collections and University Archives


Title: The Rita M. Cacas Filipino American Community Archives collection
Identifier: 0371-MDHC
Date: 1900-2016
Date: Majority of material found within 1930-1993
Physical Description: 9.00 Linear Feet
Physical Description: 91 photographs (digital photos)
Physical Description: 9 Linear Feet (9.00 linear feet and 91 digital photographs)
Language of English
Materials:

Overview
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.

Use and Access to Collection


This collection is open for research.

Existence and Location of Copies


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

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

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materials 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.

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

Processing Information
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, and the sixteenth Series, which includes press release photographs.
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, Puyot Family, and the Montano 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.

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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.

Duplication and Copyright Information


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.

Administrative History
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.

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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 Content of 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.

Arrangement
The collection is organized as 17 series
Series 1: Rita M. Cacas Project Files
Series 2: Buena Family
Series 3: Cacas Family
Series 4: Calabia Family
Series 5: Paredes Family
Series 6: Quidangen Family
Series 7: Fuñe Family
Series 8: Panganiban-Chapman Family

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Series 9: Puyot Family


Series 10: Gaudiel-Toribio Family
Series 11: Madelo Family
Series 12: Sarmiento Family
Series 13: Brazal Family
Series 14: Lagoy Family
Series 15: Mondoñedo Family
Series 16: Press Release Photographs
Series 17: Montano Family

Related Material
At the University of Maryland, College Park, Libraries. Books on Filipino Americans are available at
Hornbake Library and McKeldin Library. Examples include:
Afable, Patricia O., and Filipino-Japanese Foundation of Northern Luzon, Inc. Japanese Pioneers in the
Northern Philippine Highlands : A Centennial Tribute, 1903-2003. Baguio City, Philippines:
Filipino-Japanese Foundation of Northern Luzon, 2004.
Findlay-Brown, Ian. Pacita Abad, Exploring the Spirit. Jakarta, Indonesia: National Gallery of Indonesia,
1996. Hornbake Library - Folio ND1029.A22 F5 1996
Cacas, Rita M., and Juanita Tamayo Lott. 2009. Filipinos in Washington, D.C. Charleston, SC: Arcadia
Publishers, 2009. Hornbake Library - MD Stacks F205.F4 C33 2009
Cordova, Fred. Filipinos: Forgotten Asian Americans. A Pictorial Essay 1763-circa 1963. Demonstration
Project for Asian Americans, 1999. Hornbake Library - MD Stacks E184.F4 C67 1983
Heyne, Quentin. True Taxi Tales. Washington, D.C.: Mount Vernon Publishing Company, 1963. Donated by
Nita Mondeñndo Smith
Lee, Queena N. Ten Outstanding Filipino Scientists: Queena N. Lee-Chua . Barrio Ugong, Philippines:
Published and exclusively distributed by Anvil Pub., 2000.
Lott, Juanita Tamayo. Common Destiny: Filipino American Generations.. New York: Rowman and
Littlefield, 2006. McKeldin Library - E184.F4 L68
Roxas, Grace. Watersheds : Sheltering Life. Quezon City, Philippines: Wide Angle Media, 2010.
Smith, Nita Mondonñedo. Forever in Our Hearts. Baltimore, Md.: Publish America, 2004. Donated by Nita
Mondeñndo Smith
Smith, Nita Mondoñedo. Say Uncle! : Life in DC with My Filipino Uncles. Denver, Colo.: Outskirts Press,
2005. Donated by Nita Mondeñndo Smith

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.

Administrative Information

Publication Statement
Special Collections and University Archives

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University of Maryland Libraries


Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park, Maryland, 20742

askhornbake@umd.edu
http://www.lib.umd.edu/special

Controlled Access Headings


Filipino American families
Filipinos -- United States
Maryland -- Social life and customs -- Archival resources
Sailors -- United States -- Photographic collections
Taxicab drivers -- Photographic collections
Washington (D.C.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century

Collection Inventory
Rita M. Cacas Project Files, circa 1990s-2015 and undated
Scope and Contents
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.
Identifier: 1
Physical 93 items
Description:

A Visit with My Elders, 1991-1994


Scope and Contents
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).
Identifier: 1.1
Physical 23 items
Description:
Language of English
Materials:

Audio Tape 5 - 1993 Rita Cacas Interviews: Aguilar/Alcoy, November 6, 1993-December 14,
1993
Box 1; Folder 1.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.1

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Photographs from A Visit with My Elders: Portraits and Stories of Washington, D.C. Filipinos
Exhibit by Rita M. Cacas, 1993-1994
Box 1; Folder 2.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.2
Physical Oversize Only
Description:

Fernando Velazco Aguilar (1905-1996) [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 1],
1993
Box 1; Item 1 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.2.1
Physical Oversize
Description:
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34729

Remegio Castineto Aqui, Sr. (1911-1996) [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 1],
1993
Box 1; Item 2 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.2.2
Physical Oversize
Description:
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34725

Moises V. Bautista (1911-2000) and Clemente Cacho Cacas (1910-1995) [Photograph, Black
and White] [Box 4, folder 1], November 11, 1994
Box 1; Item 3 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.2.3
Physical Oversize
Description:

Patricio M. Guibao (1909-2007) [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 1], 1993
Box 1; Item 4 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.2.4
Physical Oversize
Description:
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34735

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Mateo S. Perez (1908-1995) [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 1], 1993
Box 1; Item 5 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.2.5
Physical Oversize
Description:
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34712

Hilariona "Leona" Puyot Sevilla (1917-2001) and Ana Alcoy (1911-) [Photograph, Black and
White] [Box 4, folder 1], 1993
Box 1; Item 6 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.2.6
Physical Oversize
Description:
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34719

Hilariona "Leona" Puyot Sevilla (1917-2001) and Januario S. Sevilla (1910-1999)


[Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 1], 1993
Box 1; Item 7 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.2.7
Physical Oversize
Description:
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34717

Posters from Rita Cacas' exhibition A Visit with My Elders: Portraits and Stories of Washington,
D.C. Filipinos, 1993 and undated
Box 1; Folder 3.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.3
Physical Oversize Only
Description:

Ana Alcoy (1911-2007) and Leon Alcoy (1905-2002) [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1], 1993
Box 1; Item 1 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.3.1
Physical Oversize
Description:

Remegio Castineto Aqui, Sr. (1911-1996) [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1], 1993
Box 1; Item 2 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.3.2
Physical Oversize
Description:

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Moises Bautista (1911-2000) [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1], 1993


Box 1; Item 3 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.3.3
Physical Oversize
Description:

Moises V. Bautista (1911-2000) and Clemente Cacho Cacas (1910-1995) [Poster] [Box 3,
folder 1], November 11, 1994
Box 1; Item 4 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.3.4
Physical Oversize
Description:

Bibiano V. Bitanga (1905-2006) [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1], 1993


Box 1; Item 5 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.3.5
Physical Oversize
Description:

Clemente's Garden: 1957-Today [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1], Undated


Box 1; Item 6 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.3.6
Physical Oversize
Description:

Fidel Gado Herrin (1907-2002) [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1], 1993


Box 1; Item 7 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.3.7
Physical Oversize
Description:

Juliana "Julie" Ordonio Panganiban (1912-2000) [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1], 1993
Box 1; Item 8 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.3.8
Physical Oversize
Description:

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Consuelo Laconsay Perez (1912- 2004) and Mateo Perez (1908-1995) [Poster] [Box 3, folder
1], 1993
Box 1; Item 9 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.3.9
Physical Oversize
Description:

Mateo S. Perez (1908-1995) [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1], 1993


Box 1; Item 10 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.3.10
Physical Oversize
Description:

Cesario B. Savellano (1911-1996) [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1], 1993


Box 1; Item 11 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.3.11
Physical Oversize
Description:

Hilariona "Leona" Puyot Sevilla (1918-2001) [Poster] [Box 3, folder 1], 1993
Box 1; Item 12 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.3.12
Physical Oversize
Description:

Washington Post Poster board - "Footsteps of The Filipino Pioneers" 7/25/1994 [Poster] [Box
3, folder 1], Undated
Box 1; Item 13 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.3.13
Physical Oversize
Description:

Washington Post Poster board - "Footsteps of The Filipino Pioneers" 7/25/1994 - Smaller
[Poster] [Box 3, folder 1], Undated
Box 1; Item 14 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.3.14
Physical Oversize
Description:

VHS: Oral History of Clemente and Maria Cacas, November 28, 1991
Box 1; Folder 4.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.4

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Filipinos in Washington, D.C., circa 1990s-2009


Scope and Contents
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).
Identifier: 1.2
Physical 16 items
Description:
Language of English
Materials:

Biographies and Photos of Contributors, Circa 1990s-2000s


Box 1; Folder 5.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.5

Book: Filipinos in Washington, D.C. by Rita M. Cacas and Juanita Tamayo Lott, 2009
Box 1; Folder 6.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.6

Electronic record images from Filipinos in Washington D.C. by Rita Cacas and Juanita Tamayo
Lott [Cacas Project], 2006-2009 and undated
Box 1; Folder 7.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.7

"Breaking Ground!" Mrs. Philipines Home for Senior Citizens (575_MrsPhilHome_Sign)


[Flyer] [electronic records — see curator for more information], Undated
Box 1; Item 1 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.7.1

The Filipino Cultural Association [FCA] at the University of Maryland, College Park (364)
[Photograph, Color] [electronic records — see curator for more information], 2009
Box 1; Item 2 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.7.2

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], Undated
Box 1; Item 3 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.7.3

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Group of Ten Individuals (374-BrownStrokes) [Photograph, Black and White] [electronic


records — see curator for more information], Undated
Box 1; Item 4 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.7.4

Jonathan Sterlin, Pedro Sarmiento, General Taguba, and Ryan Herras (363) [Photograph,
Black and White] [electronic records — see curator for more information], 2009
Box 1; Item 5 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.7.5

Juanita with Friends at a Meal (214) [Photograph, Black and White] [electronic records —
see curator for more information], Undated
Box 1; Item 6 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.7.6

Juanita Tamayo Lott Speaking (365) [Photograph, Black and White] [electronic records —
see curator for more information], 2009
Box 1; Item 7 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.7.7

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], 2006
Box 1; Item 8 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.7.8

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],
Undated
Box 1; Item 9 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.7.9

Nineteen Asian Men and Women in Group (350_PALM) [Photograph, Black and White]
[electronic records — see curator for more information], Undated
Box 1; Item 10 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.7.10

Ten Women (190a) [Photograph, Black and White] [electronic records — see curator for
more information], Undated
Box 1; Item 11 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.7.11

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V.F.W. Vincente Lim Post #5471 Ladies Auxiliary (LadiesAUX-scan) [Photograph, Black
and White] [electronic reocrds — see curator for more information], Undated
Box 1; Item 12 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.7.12

Photographs from Filipinos in Washington D.C., Circa 1947


Box 1; Folder 8.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.8

Filipino Capitols baseball team with fans and trophies in Chicago [Box 2, folder 1] [Notebook
1], circa 1947
Box 1; Item 1 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.8.1
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/35917

The Rita M. Cacas Filipino American Community Archives, March 2002-2016


Scope and Contents
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.
Identifier: 1.3
Physical 59 items
Description:
Language of English
Materials:

Articles about Filipino American History by Titchie G. Carandang-Tiongson and Erwin R.


Tiongson, 2015
Box 1; Folder 9.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.9

Filipino American Community Archives UMD Thumbdrive USB, Circa 2015


Box 1; Folder 10.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.10

Filipino Restaurants, 2016


Box 1; Folder 11.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.11

Istoryia - 1st Annual Symposium, 2015


Box 1; Folder 11.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.11

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"Love is What They Give" - article about Filipino Domestic Workers by Juanita Tamayo Lott in
Filipinas Magazine, March 2002
Box 1; Folder 12.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.12

Pacita Abad, 2004-2005


Box 1; Folder 13.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.13

Philippines on the Potomac, 2015


Box 1; Folder 14.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.14

Press Releases and Flyers, 2004-2016


Box 1; Folder 15.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 1.1.15

Buena Family, circa 1940s-2008 and undated


Scope and Contents
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.
Identifier: 2
Physical 11 items
Description:

Buena Family Photographs, Circa 1940s-2008 and undated


Box 2; Folder 1.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 2.2.1

Buena Family [Information Sheet] [Notebook 1], Undated


Box 2; Item 1 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 2.2.1.1

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Luis Buena in United States Navy uniform, F Street, Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and
White] [Notebook 1], 1948
Box 2; Item 2 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 2.2.1.2
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34581

Teresa Mendez (Buena) [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], 1948
Box 2; Item 3 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 2.2.1.3

Buena Family (Teresa Buena, Geraldine Buena, Antoinette Buena, Loretta Buena) [Photograph,
Black and White] [Notebook 1], Circa 1960s
Box 2; Item 4 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 2.2.1.4
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34613

Two CDs in Pouch (Scans of Scrapbook Pages) [Notebook 1], Undated


Box 2; Item 5 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 2.2.1.5

One CD in Pouch (Scans of Scrapbook Pages) [Notebook 1], Undated


Box 2; Item 6 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 2.2.1.6

Scanned printed pages from the Buena Family Album (9 pages) (images are on above CDs)
[Notebook 1], 2008
Box 2; Item 7 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 2.2.1.7

Nursing School Class Photo including Teresa Mendez Buena [Photograph, Black and White]
[Notebook 1], Undated
Box 2; Item 8 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 2.2.1.8
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34652

Nursing School Class Photo including Teresa Mendez Buena [Photograph, Black and White]
[Notebook 1], Undated
Box 2; Item 9 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 2.2.1.9
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34653

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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
Box 2; Item 10 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 2.2.1.10
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34656

Fidel Gado Herrin in V.F.W. Hat (240) [Photograph, Black and White] [electronic records — see
curator for more information], Undated
Box 2; Item 11 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 2.2.1.11

Cacas Family, circa 1900s-1987 and undated


Scope and Contents
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' 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.
Identifier: 3
Physical 31 items
Description:

Cacas Family Photographs, Circa 1900s-1987 and undated


Box 2; Folder 2.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2
Physical Includes Oversize
Description:

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Maximino Cacho Cacas in graduation robes [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], 1933
Box 2; Item 1 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.1
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34684

Portrait of Clemente Cacas [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Circa Before 1933
Box 2; Item 2 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.2
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34695

Clemente Cacas at the Chicago World's Fair [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], 1933
Box 2; Item 3 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.3
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34710

Stamp of Clemente Cacas at the Chicago's World Fair [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook
1], 1933
Box 2; Item 4 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.4
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34716

Photo of five men, including Clemente Cacas [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1],
November 14, 1932
Box 2; Item 5 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.5
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/35620

Clemente Cacas with Unknown Man in Uniform [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1],
1941
Box 2; Item 6 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.6
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/35621

Cacas Bello Wedding [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], January 18, 1954
Box 2; Item 7 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.7
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/35622

Cacas Bello Wedding Invitation [Document] [Notebook 1], 1954


Box 2; Item 8 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.8
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/35623

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Clemente Cacas Certificate of Naturalization [Document] [Notebook 1], May 25, 1943
Box 2; Item 9 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.9
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/35624

Clemente Cacas with Moises Bautista and his Taxicab [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook
1], December 15, 1947
Box 2; Item 10 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.10
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/35625

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
Box 2; Item 11 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.11
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/35626

Farewell Despedida for Lourdes Bello at Manila Airport at her Departure for the United States
[Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], 1969
Box 2; Item 12 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.12
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/35628

Celebration of Christening of Max Cacas [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], January
9, 1955
Box 2; Item 13 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.13
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/35629

Larger Annotated Photocopy of Celebration of Christening of Max Cacas [Photocopy of


Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], January 9, 1955
Box 2; Item 14 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.14

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
Box 2; Item 15 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.15
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/35630

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Virginia Manantan, Maria Cacas, Samuel Cacas, Clemente Cacas, and Daniel Manantan on a
Couch [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], January 1958
Box 2; Item 16 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.16
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/35919

Rita and Emily Cacas at Victory Gardens in Glover Park, Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Color]
[Notebook 1], September 1963
Box 2; Item 17 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.17
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/35922

Josefino Comiso and Diana Jimenez with children [Photograph, Color] [Notebook 1], January
1980
Box 2; Item 18 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.18
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/35924

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
Box 2; Item 19 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.19
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/35927

Alex DePeralta with his Family at his Graduation from Southeastern University [Photograph,
Black and White] [Notebook 1], 1962
Box 2; Item 20 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.20
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/35930

Monica Selga Bautista with Car on the National Mall, Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Color]
[Notebook 1], Circa 1960s
Box 2; Item 21 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.21
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/35933

DePeralta Family Christmas Card with Nena DeParalta, Alex DeParalta, Maria Amor DeParalta
and Alex DeParalta Jr. [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], 1962
Box 2; Item 22 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.22
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/35935

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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
Box 2; Item 23 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.23
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/35938

Rita Cacas and unknown woman at Academy of Notre Dame in Washington, D.C. [Photograph,
Color] [Notebook 1], June 13, 1989
Box 2; Item 24 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.24
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/35940

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
Box 2; Item 25 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.25
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/35943

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
Box 2; Item 26 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.26

Mary Cacas with two other individuals (538 2004 w MaryCacas) [Photograph, Color] [electronic
records — see curator for more information], October 31, 2004
Box 2; Item 27 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.27

Moises Bautista and Monica Selga in the Philippines (116) [Photograph, Black and White]
[electronic records — see curator for more information], circa 1950
Box 2; Item 28 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.28

Rosa Espina (491) [Photograh, Black and White] [electronic records — see curator for more
information], Undated
Box 2; Item 29 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.29

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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], February 9, 1940
Box 2; Item 30 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.30
Physical Oversize
Description:
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34682

United Pangasinanes of Chicago Inc. Annual Thanksgiving Dance [Photograph, Black and
White] [Box 4, folder 2], December 1, 1935
Box 2; Item 31 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 3.2.2.31
Physical Oversize
Description:
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34678

Calabia Family, circa 1920s-2009 and undated


Scope and Contents
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.
Identifier: 4
Physical 24 items
Description:

Calabia Family Photographs, Circa 1920s-2009 and undated


Box 2; Folder 3.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3
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Description:

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Florentine Calabia (far left) with Church Group [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1],
Circa 1920s
Box 2; Item 1 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.1
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/35945

Rita Cacas's Notes for Book [Documents] [Notebook 1], 2009


Box 2; Item 2 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.2

Rita Cacas's Notes for Book [Documents] [Notebook 1], April 2009
Box 2; Item 3 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.3

Rita Cacas's Notes for Book [Documents] [Notebook 1], April 2009
Box 2; Item 4 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.4

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
Box 2; Item 5 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.5
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36193

Nestora Calabia Reading the Newspaper in an Office [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook
1], Undated
Box 2; Item 6 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.6
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36194

Notes and Copies [Document] [Notebook 1], Undated


Box 2; Item 7 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.7

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
Box 2; Item 8 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.8
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36195

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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
Box 2; Item 9 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.9

Copy of the Program to the 1943 Filipino Women's Club Supper and Dance [Photograph, Color]
[Notebook 1], December 4, 1943
Box 2; Item 10 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.10
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36196

Notes of Rita Cacas [Document] [Notebook 1], 2009


Box 2; Item 11 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.11

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
Box 2; Item 12 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.12
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36198

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
Box 2; Item 13 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.13
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36199

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
Box 2; Item 14 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.14
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36200

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
Box 2; Item 15 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.15
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36202

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Rita Cacas's Notes [Document] [Notebook 1], Undated


Box 2; Item 16 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.16

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
Box 2; Item 17 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.17
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36205

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
Box 2; Item 18 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.18

Rita Cacas's Notes [Document] [Notebook 1], Circa 1990-2015


Box 2; Item 19 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.19

Nostora Calabia and unknown woman [Scan of photograph printed on paper, Color] [Notebook
1], Undated
Box 2; Item 20 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.20

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
Box 2; Item 21 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.21

"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, December 4, 1943
Box 2; Item 22 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.22
Physical Oversize
Description:

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The Florentine Calabia Family, including Florentine Calabia, Tino Calabia, Mendell Calabia and
Nestora Calabia [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 3], July 1, 1945
Box 2; Item 23 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.23
Physical Oversize
Description:

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], August 9, 1947
Box 2; Item 24 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 4.2.3.24
Physical Oversize
Description:

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Paredes Family, circa 1920s-2006 and undated


Scope and Contents
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.
Identifier: 5
Physical 20 items
Description:

Paredes Family Photographs, Circa 1920s-2006 and undated


Box 2; Folder 4.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 5.2.4

"Bio for Evangeline Paredes" [Document] [Notebook 1], 2006


Box 2; Item 1 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 5.2.4.1

Printout of Small Picture Images [Document] [Notebook 1], Undated


Box 2; Item 2 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 5.2.4.2

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Dave Apollon Orchestra, signed to Juanito Paredes [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1],
Circa 1920s
Box 2; Item 3 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 5.2.4.3
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36207

Tomas Rulloda Abellara and Francisca Estrada Abellara [Photograph, Black and White]
[Notebook 1], Undated
Box 2; Item 4 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 5.2.4.4
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36208

Vangie Abellera and Juanito Paredes at home, Chesapeake Street, Southeast Washington, D.C.
[Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], 1941
Box 2; Item 5 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 5.2.4.5
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36217

Notes with Copies of Photos [Document] [Notebook 1], Undated


Box 2; Item 6 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 5.2.4.6

Vangie Paredes (center) with Other Filipino Government in Exile Staff [Photograph, Black and
White] [Notebook 1], Undated
Box 2; Item 7 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 5.2.4.7
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36218

Party for Wedding of Dolores Lillian Abellera and Nolasco Icarangal (far right) [Photograph,
Black and White] [Notebook 1], September 18, 1949
Box 2; Item 8 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 5.2.4.8
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36219

Dolores Lillian Abellera (third from left) with Joaquén M. Elizalde (Philippine Ambassador) and
her bridesmaids at her wedding [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], September 18,
1949
Box 2; Item 9 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 5.2.4.9
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36220

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Evangeline "Vangie" Abellera and Aurora Quezon (first lady of the Philippine Commonwealth)
[Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Undated
Box 2; Item 10 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 5.2.4.10
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36221

Evangeline "Vangie" Abellera with Francisco Varona (elected representative of the Philippine
Legislature) [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Mid 1930s
Box 2; Item 11 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 5.2.4.11
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36222

Philippine Resident Commissioner's Office Staff, including Vangie Paredes (back row under wall
lamp) [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Late 1930s
Box 2; Item 12 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 5.2.4.12
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36223

Notes on Photos [Document] [Notebook 1], Undated


Box 2; Item 13 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 5.2.4.13

President Manuel Quezon and His Family and Friends [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook
1], Circa 1944
Box 2; Item 14 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 5.2.4.14
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36224

Aurora Quezon and Two Unidentified Filipino Women [Photograph, Black and White]
[Notebook 1], Circa 1940s
Box 2; Item 15 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 5.2.4.15
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36226

Evangelina Paredes (far right) with State Department Colleagues celebrating V-E Day in San
Francisco [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], May 8, 1945
Box 2; Item 16 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 5.2.4.16
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36227

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Evangelina Paredes with Urbano Zafra and Others in San Francisco [Photograph, Black and
White] [Notebook 1], circa 1940s
Box 2; Item 17 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 5.2.4.17
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36229

Dolores Lillian Abellera and J.M. Elizalde Arriving at Abellera's Wedding [Photograph, Black
and White] [Notebook 1], September 18, 1949
Box 2; Item 18 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 5.2.4.18
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36230

Article on Abellera-Icarangal Wedding [Document] [Notebook 1], September 18, 1949


Box 2; Item 19 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 5.2.4.19

Joey P. Manlapaz's Art [Contact Sheet, Color] [Notebook 1], after 2001
Box 2; Item 20 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 5.2.4.20

Quidangen Family, circa 1940s-2015 and undated


Scope and Contents
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.
Identifier: 6
Physical 13 items
Description:

Quidangen Family Photographs, Circa 1940s-2015 and undated


Box 2; Folder 5.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 6.2.5

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Notes on Quidangen Family [Document] [Notebook 1], Undated


Box 2; Item 1 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 6.2.5.1

Notes on Photos [Document] [Notebook 1], Unknown


Box 2; Item 2 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 6.2.5.2

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
Box 2; Item 3 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 6.2.5.3
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34713

Felixberta Quidangen on Steps of Her House on Chesapeake Street in southeast Washington,


D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Undated
Box 2; Item 4 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 6.2.5.4
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36231

Mr. and Mrs. Sesinado Guadamor, residents of Bellevue (Military) Housing Project on Bolling
Air Force Base [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Undated
Box 2; Item 5 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 6.2.5.5

Claveline "Lee" Quidangen and Felixberta Quidangen at Mount Vernon [Photograph, Black and
White] [Notebook 1], 1948
Box 2; Item 6 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 6.2.5.6
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36234

Notes on Photos [Document] [Notebook 1], Undated


Box 2; Item 7 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 6.2.5.7
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34700

Clavelina Quidangen on Bicycle at Bellevue Housing Project in Bolling Air Force Base
[Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 1], Circa Late 1940s
Box 2; Item 8 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 6.2.5.8
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36235

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Clavelina Quidangen School Photo at Kramer Junior High School in Anacostia [Photograph,
Black and White] [Notebook 1], Circa Early 1950s
Box 2; Item 9 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 6.2.5.9
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36236

Quidangen and Cabigas Families in Sack Race at Chapel Point State Park [Photograph, Black and
White] [Notebook 1], Circa 1950s
Box 2; Item 10 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 6.2.5.10
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36237

Notes on Photos [Document] [Notebook 1], Undated


Box 2; Item 11 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 6.2.5.11

Copies of Photos with Notes [Document] [Notebook 1], Undated


Box 2; Item 12 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 6.2.5.12

Fuñe Family, circa 1960s-2015 and undated


Scope and Contents
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.
Identifier: 7
Physical 26 items
Description:

Fuñe Family Photographs, Circa 1960s-2015 and undated


Box 2; Folder 6.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6

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History of Fuñe Family [Document] [Notebook 2], 2015


Box 2; Item 1 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.1

Notes on Pictures [Document] [Notebook 2], Undated


Box 2; Item 2 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.2

Roy Fuñe and Kay Fuñe after Roys First Holy Communion at St. Thomas More Church
[Photocopy of Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa 1965
Box 2; Item 3 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.3

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
Box 2; Item 4 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.4

Filipino Youth Band in Front of Capitol Building [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2],
Undated
Box 2; Item 5 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.5
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34579

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
Box 2; Item 6 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.6
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34590

Imelda Marcos Greets Guests. Mrs. Estrada also Pictured [Photograph, Black and White]
[Notebook 2], Undated
Box 2; Item 7 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.7
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34610

President Diosdado Macapagal greeting group of men [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook
2], October 1964
Box 2; Item 8 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.8
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34627

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VIP Reception at the Philippine Embassy, includes Melchior Quidangen (4th from left, front)
[Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated
Box 2; Item 9 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.9
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34658

President Diosdado Macapagal's Visit to D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2],
October 1964
Box 2; Item 10 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.10
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34679

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
Box 2; Item 11 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.11
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34680

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
Box 2; Item 12 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.12
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34681

Coronation Ball of Miss Philippine Community and pre-July 4th Celebration, unknown man and
woman [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], July 2, 1966
Box 2; Item 13 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.13
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34686

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
Box 2; Item 14 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.14
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34690

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Coronation Ball of Miss Philippine Community and pre-July 4th Celebration, Crowning Liz
Herrin [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], July 2, 1966
Box 2; Item 15 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.15
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34698

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
Box 2; Item 16 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.16
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36253

Young Boy Playing Drums with Vic Aponte Band Equipment [Photograph, Black and White]
[Notebook 2], Circa 1966
Box 2; Item 17 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.17
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36254

Musicians and a Singer [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Circa 1966
Box 2; Item 18 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.18
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36255

Group of Women at Party, Including Filomena Fuñe (sitting on floor) and Angie Fortin (2nd from
right) [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated
Box 2; Item 19 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.19
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36256

Mrs. Philippines - Nation's Capital - Lydia Francisco-Caja [Photograph, Black and White]
[Notebook 2], 1988
Box 2; Item 20 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.20
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36257

Six Women, Including Grace Pedery, Josefina Azarcon (center with crown) and Flora Azarcon
(far right) [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated
Box 2; Item 21 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.21
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36258

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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
Box 2; Item 22 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.22
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36259

St. Columba Choir, Oxon Hill, Maryland [Photograph, Color] [Notebook 2], Undated
Box 2; Item 23 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.23
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36260

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
Box 2; Item 24 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.24

The Filipino Community New Years Eve Celebration, Washington DC (472) [Photograph, Black
and White] [electronic records — see curator for more information], December 31, 1938
Box 2; Item 25 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.25

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
Box 2; Item 26 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 7.2.6.26

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Panganiban-Chapman Family, circa 1920s-2000 and undated


Scope and Contents
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.
Identifier: 8
Physical 38 items
Description:

Panganiban-Chapman Family Photographs, Circa 1920s-2000 and undated


Box 2; Folder 7.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7
Physical Includes Oversize
Description:

Memorial Essay about Juliana O. Panganiban, "A Journey through Life" [Document] [Notebook
2], 2000
Box 2; Item 1 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.1
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34691

Report on Journey to the Philippines with Mom (Juliana O. Panganiban) [Document] [Notebook
2], 1978
Box 2; Item 2 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.2
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34709

Juliana O. Panganiban and daughter on a trip to the Philippines [Photograph, Color] [Notebook
2], 1978
Box 2; Item 3 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.3
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34711

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Juliana "Julie" Ordonio Panganiban Sitting in Front of Music Den Store [Photograph, Color]
[Notebook 2], October 1994
Box 2; Item 4 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.4
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34704

Group in Front of Building and Phone Booth [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], 1978
Box 2; Item 5 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.5
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34714

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
Box 2; Item 6 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.6
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34718

Man Posing [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], 1925


Box 2; Item 7 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.7
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34715

Photocopy of Rufo Constantino Panganiban's Naturalization Certificate [Document] [Notebook


2], March 4, 1947
Box 2; Item 8 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.8

Copy of Photo with Notes on Juliana Panganiban [Document] [Notebook 2], 1993
Box 2; Item 9 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.9

Photo and Letter from Kneedler Family [Document] [Notebook 2], Circa October 1946
Box 2; Item 10 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.10
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36261

Kneedler Family [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], October 1946
Box 2; Item 11 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.11
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36263

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Juliana Panganiban, Rudy Panganiban and two other men outside of Manila House, Circa spring
1944
Box 2; Item 12 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.12

Juliana Panganiban, Rudy Panganiban and Two Other Men Outside of Manila House, from the
Right [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Circa spring 1944
Box 2; Item 13 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.13
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36266

Juliana Panganiban, Rudy Panganiban and Three Other Men Outside of Manila House
[Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Circa spring 1944
Box 2; Item 14 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.14
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36267

Three Women in Front of House and Car, Including Juliana Panganiban and Mrs. Perez
[Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], September 11, 1942
Box 2; Item 16 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.16
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36298

Eight Individuals around Table with Food [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Circa
1945-1950
Box 2; Item 17 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.17
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36299

Three Women and a Man in front of MIT Graduate House [Photograph, Black and White]
[Notebook 2], Circa 1945-1950
Box 2; Item 15 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.15
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36297

Copy of Application for Naturalization for Rufo C. Panganiban [Document, Photocopy]


[Notebook 2], 1921
Box 2; Item 18 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.18

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Mother (Julie Panganiban) with Child (Lena Panganiban) on Sidewalk [Photograph, Black and
White] [Notebook 2], February 16, 1948
Box 2; Item 20 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.20
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36302

Mother (Julie Panganiban) with Child (Lena Panganiban) in Stroller [Photograph, Black and
White] [Notebook 2], November 1947
Box 2; Item 19 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.19
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36300

Julie Panganiban Holding Lena Panganiban on Sidewalk in Front of Their Apartment


[Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], February 16, 1948
Box 2; Item 22 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.22
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36304

Two Women (one is Julie Panganiban) with Child (Lena Panganiban) on Sidewalk [Photograph,
Black and White] [Notebook 2], February 16, 1948
Box 2; Item 23 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.23
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36305

Lena Panganiban in Stroller on Grass [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Circa 1948
Box 2; Item 21 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.21
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36303

Lena Panganiban and Benny Puyot in Front of Cab [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2],
Circa 1956
Box 2; Item 24 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.24
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36306

Man, Leona Puyot and Child with Cab [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Circa
1945-1950
Box 2; Item 25 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.25
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36307

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Five Individuals at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., with the Capitol in the
Background [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Circa 1950
Box 2; Item 26 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.26
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36308

Leona Puyot, Julie Panganiban and Child at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.
[Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Circa 1950
Box 2; Item 27 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.27
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36309

Leona Puyot Sitting at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. [Photograph, Black and
White] [Notebook 2], Circa 1950
Box 2; Item 28 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.28
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36310

Family Photograph of Juliana, Rudy and Lena Panganiban [Photograph, Black and White]
[Notebook 2], Circa 1948
Box 2; Item 29 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.29
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36311

Lena Panganiban at the Calabia's House in Northeast Washington, D.C. at Christmas Time
[Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], December 1955
Box 2; Item 30 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.30
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36313

Group Photo at Calabia House in northeast Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White]
[Notebook 2], July 1, 1945
Box 2; Item 32 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.32
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36315

Two Men, Woman, and Child in Garden [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated
Box 2; Item 33 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.33
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34588

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Three Pangiban Women Sitting Outside [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Undated
Box 2; Item 34 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.34
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34666

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], November 5, 1948
Box 2; Item 35 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.35
Physical Oversize
Description:

Filipino Cab Driver's Benefit Dance [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 5], January 22,
1944
Box 2; Item 36 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.36
Physical Oversize
Description:

Filipino Executive Council Commonwealth Dance [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder
5], November 15, 1944
Box 2; Item 37 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.37
Physical Oversize
Description:

The Filipino Executive Council Halloween Dance [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder
5], October 31, 1942
Box 2; Item 38 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.38
Physical Oversize
Description:

Filipino Guerrillas of Bataan Association, Drake Hotel, Chicago [Photograph, Black and White]
[Box 4, folder 5], September 19, 1943
Box 2; Item 39 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.39
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Description:

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Filipino Women Portrait, Addressed to Rudy and Juliana [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4,
folder 4], 1945
Box 2; Item 40 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.40
Physical Oversize
Description:

Grand Reunion Filipino Guerrillas of Bataan Association, Hotel LaSalle, Chicago, Ill.
[Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 5], June 13, 1948
Box 2; Item 41 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.41
Physical Oversize
Description:
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/33002

Halloween Dance Sponsored by the Filipino Executive Council, Washington, D.C. [Photograph,
Black and White] [Box 4, folder 5], October 30, 1943
Box 2; Item 42 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.42
Physical Oversize
Description:

"I am a Filipino" By Carlos P. Romulo [Document] [Box 4, folder 4], Circa After 1941
Box 2; Item 43 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.43
Physical Oversize
Description:

New Year's Eve Dance Sponsored by the Filipino Executive Council of Washington, D.C.
[Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 5], December 31, 1943
Box 2; Item 44 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.44
Physical Oversize
Description:

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], September 23, 1944
Box 2; Item 45 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.45
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Description:

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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], December 30, 1944
Box 2; Item 46 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.46
Physical Oversize
Description:

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], November 6, 1944
Box 2; Item 47 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.47
Physical Oversize
Description:

Two Filipino Women in Dresses, Addressed to Mrs. Panganiban [Photograph, Black and White]
[Box 4, folder 4], Unknown
Box 2; Item 48 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.48
Physical Oversize
Description:

Note from Lena to Rita about Photographs [Document] [Notebook 2], Circa 1993
Box 2; Item 31 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 8.2.7.31
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36314

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Puyot Family, circa 1940s-1990s and undated


Scope and Contents
This series depicts the life of the Puyot family through photographs. Hilariona "Leona" (1918-2001)
married Lucelo Puyot (1903-1959) and had a daughter, Mina (1942-1988) (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];
Lucelo A Puyot, BillionGraves https://billiongraves.com/grave/person/5149728#/.
(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.
Identifier: 9
Physical 71 items
Description:

Puyot Family Photographs, Circa 1940s-1990s and undated


Box 2; Folder 8.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8

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
Box 2; Item 1 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.1
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36316

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Leona Puyot and a Man Cutting a Cake with a Group including Mr. and Mrs. Joe Puyot
[Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa 1945-1950
Box 2; Item 2 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.2
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36317

Large group around table at party with cake [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Circa
1945
Box 2; Item 3 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.3
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36319

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
Box 2; Item 4 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.4
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36323

Group Gathering with Food [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], December 1943
Box 2; Item 5 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.5
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36324

Rudy Panganiban, Julie Panganiban, Leona Puyot and Mina Puyot at Mrs. Calabia's House in
Northeast Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], July 1, 1945
Box 2; Item 6 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.6
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36345

Lucelo, Leona and Minna Puyot [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], April 21, 1946
Box 2; Item 7 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.7
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36346

Leona Puyot (right) with Mina Puyot (center) and a Group including Children and Cake
[Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa 1955-1960
Box 2; Item 8 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.8
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36347

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Leona Puyot and Mina Puyot with a group and presents [Photograph, Black and White]
[Notebook 2], circa 1955-1960
Box 2; Item 9 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.9
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36349

Leona Puyot and Mina Puyot with group at a celebration [Photograph, Black and White]
[Notebook 2], circa 1955-1960
Box 2; Item 10 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.10
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36350

Group of Mostly Children Around Table at Dinner [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2],
circa 1955-1960
Box 2; Item 11 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.11
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36352

Five Women at Event including Mina Puyot [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa
1955-1960
Box 2; Item 12 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.12
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36353

Miss Valentine [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], 1959


Box 2; Item 13 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.13
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36354

Mina Puyot as May Queen with Lucelo Puyot [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], 1957
Box 2; Item 14 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.14
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36355

Mina Puyot as May Queen and Lena Panganiban [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2],
1957
Box 2; Item 15 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.15
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36356

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Mina Puyot as May Queen with Lena Panganiban and Others [Photograph, Black and White]
[Notebook 2], 1957
Box 2; Item 16 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.16
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36357

Mina Puyot as May Queen with Group [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], 1957
Box 2; Item 17 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.17
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36358

Mina Puyot with Girl and Dolls [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa 1955
Box 2; Item 18 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.18
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36359

Group Photo with Food [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa 1950-1960
Box 2; Item 19 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.19
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36360

Group Photo (including Leona Puyot) around table [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2],
circa 1950-1960
Box 2; Item 20 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.20
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36361

Leona Puyot and Lucelo Puyot Cutting Cake [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa
1950-1960
Box 2; Item 21 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.21
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36363

Leona Puyot and Lucelo Puyot [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa 1950-1960
Box 2; Item 22 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.22
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36364

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Leona Puyot in Dress [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa 1950-1960
Box 2; Item 23 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.23
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36365

Mrs. Salveron with an Infant on a Swing [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa
1940-1960
Box 2; Item 24 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.24
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36366

Mrs. Salveron with a Child (Bobby?) [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa
1940-1960
Box 2; Item 25 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.25
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36367

Leona Puyot with a Group at a Table [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], cica
1950-1960
Box 2; Item 34 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.34
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36388

Leona Puyot Outside of a House [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa 1940-1960
Box 2; Item 26 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.26
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36368

Unknown Woman Outside of a House [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa
1940-1960
Box 2; Item 27 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.27
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36369

Unknown Girl with Large Ball Outside of a House [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2],
circa 1940-1960
Box 2; Item 28 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.28
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36370

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Leona Puyot with Group at Celebration; Includes Francisco Salveron [Photograph, Black and
White] [Notebook 2], circa 1950-1960
Box 2; Item 29 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.29
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36371

Mina Puyot with Group [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa 1950-1960
Box 2; Item 30 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.30
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36382

Leona Puyot with Group [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa 1950-1960
Box 2; Item 31 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.31
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36384

Leona Puyot with a Large Group at a Celebration [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2],
circa 1950-1960
Box 2; Item 32 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.32
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36385

Leona Puyot with a Small Group at a Celebration [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2],
circa 1950-1960
Box 2; Item 33 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.33
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36387

Leona Puyot with large group of Women [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa
1950-1960
Box 2; Item 35 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.35
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36389

Group of Nine Individuals, including Leona Puyot and Lena Panganiban Around Table
[Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa 1950-1960
Box 2; Item 36 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.36
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36390

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Group of Six Individuals Around Table [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa
1950-1960
Box 2; Item 37 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.37
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36391

Leona Puyot with Large Group Around Table [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa
1950-1960
Box 2; Item 38 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.38
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36392

Leona Puyot at a Party [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], April 17, 1950
Box 2; Item 39 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.39
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36393

Mina Puyot with Group of Women Around Table [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2],
circa 1950-1960
Box 2; Item 40 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.40
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36394

Ana Alcoy (1911-2008) and Leon Alcoy (1905-2002) with Leona Puyot and Lena Panganiban
with a Group [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa 1950-1960
Box 2; Item 41 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.41
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36395

Group Photo Including Five Men in Military Uniform [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook
2], circa 1940-1960
Box 2; Item 42 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.42
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36396

The Inaugural Celebration of the Independence of the Republic of the Philippines, Includes Leona
Puyot, at the Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2],
July 4, 1946
Box 2; Item 43 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.43
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36397

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Group Photo from the Inaugural Celebration of the Independence of the Republic of the
Philippines at the Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook
2], July 4, 1946
Box 2; Item 44 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.44
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36398

Nancy in Dress by a Radio [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], February 1944
Box 2; Item 45 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.45
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36399

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
Box 2; Item 46 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.46
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36400

Copy of page from book about the Filipino Women's Club [Document, Photocopy, Black and
White] [Notebook 2], Undated
Box 2; Item 47 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.47

Group of Women; Includes Leona Puyot [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa
1940-1960
Box 2; Item 48 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.48
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36401

Group of Women, Primarily Not Filipino [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa
1940-1950
Box 2; Item 49 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.49
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36402

Six Individuals on Street with Cameras [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa
1940-1960
Box 2; Item 50 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.50
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36404

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Leona Puyot with Group [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Circa 1960-1970
Box 2; Item 51 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.51
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36405

Four Women on Couch; Includes Leona Puyot [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2],
circa 1950-1960
Box 2; Item 52 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.52
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36406

Four Women Posing; Includes Leona Puyot [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa
1950-1960
Box 2; Item 53 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.53
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36407

Group at Dinner Party, includes Julie and Lena Panganiban behind, left [Photograph, Black and
White] [Notebook 2], circa 1950-1960
Box 2; Item 54 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.54
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36422

Group at Dinner with Hats [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa 1950-1960
Box 2; Item 55 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.55
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36423

Formal Portrait of Filipino Man [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa 1950-1960
Box 2; Item 56 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.56
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36424

Formal Portait of Filipino Man in Uniform, Atlantic City, New Jersey [Photograph, Black and
White] [Notebook 2], April 12-15, 1953
Box 2; Item 57 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.57
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36425

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Four Women with Drinks, including Leona Puyot [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2],
circa 1950-1960
Box 2; Item 58 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.58
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36427

Three Persons at Event with Flowers [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa
1940-1960
Box 2; Item 59 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.59

Group Photo with Children at St. Mary's Catholic Church [Photograph, Black and White]
[Notebook 2], circa 1950-1960
Box 2; Item 60 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.60

Group Photo on Church Steps, includes Leona Puyot [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook
2], circa 1950-1960
Box 2; Item 61 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.61
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36431

Wedding Photo on St. Matthew Cathedral's Steps [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2],
May 20, 1944
Box 2; Item 62 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.62
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36432

Wedding Photo on Steps [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa 1950-1960
Box 2; Item 63 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.63
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36433

Group Photo on St. Mary's Catholic Church Steps [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2],
circa 1950-1960
Box 2; Item 64 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.64
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36434

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Family on Steps of House [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa 1940-1960
Box 2; Item 65 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.65
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36435

Family on Steps of House without Man [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa
1940-1960
Box 2; Item 66 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.66
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36436

Three Children on Bench Surrounded by Trees [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2],
circa 1940-1950
Box 2; Item 67 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.67
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36438

Studio Portrait of Boy Sent to Rudy and Juliana [Panganiban] from Little Vincent [Photograph,
Black and White] [Notebook 2], circa 1940-1950
Box 2; Item 68 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.68
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36439

Studio Portrait of Girl Sent to Godmother Eleanor [Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2],
April 15, 1946
Box 2; Item 69 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.69
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36440

Notes on Photos [Document] [Notebook 2], January 2015


Box 2; Item 70 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.70

Eleanor Cazenas and Roy Pearson's Wedding Photo with Ethel and Vincent (Sr.) Cazenas
[Photograph, Black and White] [Notebook 2], Circa 1959
Box 2; Item 71 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 9.2.8.71

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Gaudiel-Toribio Family, 1926-1958 and undated


Scope and Contents
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.
Identifier: 10
Physical 59 items
Description:

Gaudiel-Toribio Family Photographs, 1939-1958


Box 2; Folder 9.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9
Physical Includes Oversize
Description:

Nila Toribio-Straka and Mariano Peji at the Lighthouse Cafe, Portsmouth, Viriginia [Photograph,
Black and White] [Digital Only], 1954
Box 2; Item 37 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.37
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34730

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Nila Toribio-Straka as a baby with parents, Leo C. Toribio and Amparing Santos Toribio
(Gaudiel?) [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], 1951
Box 2; Item 38 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.38
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34778

Photograph of large group at the Commemoration Dance of Doctor Jose Rizal [Photograph, Black
and White] [Digital Only], December 30, 1947
Box 2; Item 39 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.39
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34780

Photograph of Leo C. Toribio [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], 1950
Box 2; Item 40 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.40
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34772

Photograph of Leo C. Toribio and Amparing Santos Toribio [Photograph, Black and White]
[Digital Only], 1950
Box 2; Item 41 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.41
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34773

Photograph of party group at the Commemoration Dance of Doctor Jose Rizal [Photograph,
Black and White] [Digital Only], December 30, 1947
Box 2; Item 42 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.42
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34779

Postcard from Leo Toribio to Amparing Gaudiel [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only],
May 12, 1949
Box 2; Item 43 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.43
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34728

Studio photograph of Fermina Santos Peji [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa
1950-1960
Box 2; Item 44 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.44
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34782

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The Toribo family [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], 1951
Box 2; Item 45 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.45
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34765

Leonilo "Leo" Toribio and Amparing Gaudiel at Mount Vernon (295) [Photograph, Black and
White] [electronic records — see curator for more information], 1948
Box 2; Item 46 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.46

Fifth Annual Ball United Filipino Club of New York [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4,
folder 6], January 20, 1939
Box 2; Item 48 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.48
Physical Oversize
Description:

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], August 29, 1964
Box 2; Item 49 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.49
Physical Oversize
Description:
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34582

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], December 31, 1958
Box 2; Item 47 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.47
Physical Oversize
Description:

Amparing Santos Toribio and friends in American Indian regalia [Photograph, Black and White]
[Digital Only], circa 1950-1960
Box 2; Item 1 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.1
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34766

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Amparing Santos Toribio and her best friend in American Indian regalia [Photograph, Black and
White] [Digital Only], circa 1945-1950
Box 2; Item 2 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.2
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34770

Amparing Santos Toribio and Leo C. Toribo on the Chapel Hill Point Beach in Charles City,
Maryland [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], 1953
Box 2; Item 3 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.3
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34771

Anniversary notecard from Leo Toribio to Amparing [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital
Only], September 4, 1953
Box 2; Item 4 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.4
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34723

Booklet containing group photograph including Fermina Santos Peji and Mariano Peji
[Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], undated
Box 2; Item 5 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.5
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34737

Booklet containing photograph of Mariano Peji and Fermina Santos Peji [Photograph, Black and
White] [Digital Only], undated
Box 2; Item 6 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.6
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34742

Family photo of brothers and sisters in the Toribio family [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital
Only], circa 1947
Box 2; Item 7 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.7
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34722

Family photo of siblings from the Toribio family [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only],
circa 1947
Box 2; Item 8 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.8
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34726

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Fermina Santos Peji [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1920-1930
Box 2; Item 9 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.9
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34763

Fermina Santos Peji and Mariano Peji [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa
1930-1940
Box 2; Item 10 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.10
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34734

Fermina Santos Peji and Mariano Peji at their restaurant, Lighthouse Cafe, in Portsmouth,
Virginia [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], April 1960
Box 2; Item 11 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.11
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34756

Fermina Santos Peji and Mariano Peji at their restaurant, Lighthouse Cafe, in Portsmouth,
Virginia [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1945-1950
Box 2; Item 12 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.12
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34783

Fermina Santos Peji and Mariano Peji at their wedding [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital
Only], circa 1931
Box 2; Item 13 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.13
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34762

Fermina Santos Peji and Mariano Peji posing in a field [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital
Only], circa 1920-1940
Box 2; Item 14 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.14
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34764

Fermina Santos Peji and Nila Toribio-Straka in front of a car in the 1950s [Photograph, Black and
White] [Digital Only], circa 1950-1960
Box 2; Item 15 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.15
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34767

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Fermina Santos Peji in front of lion statue [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa
1930-1940
Box 2; Item 16 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.16
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34746

Fermina Santos Peji posing outside with friends and family at her wedding [Photograph, Black
and White] [Digital Only], circa 1930
Box 2; Item 17 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.17
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34761

Filipino-American Friendly Association band in Annapolis, Maryland, including Mariano Peji


[Digital Only], December 31, 1928
Box 2; Item 18 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.18
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34781

Gill S. Gaudiel, lightweight Filipino boxer from the 1928 Army and Navy Championship
[Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], 1928
Box 2; Item 19 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.19
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34784

Juanita San Juan at Restaurant Madrillon [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa
1950-1960
Box 2; Item 20 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.20
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34769

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
Box 2; Item 21 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.21
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34777

Leo C. Toribio in US naval uniform on Training Ship Reina Mercedes in Annapolis, Maryland
[Digital Only], 1947
Box 2; Item 22 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.22
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34776

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Leo C. Toribio in US naval uniform onboard the USS Cape Esperance, Cue 88 [Photograph,
Black and White] [Digital Only], 1947
Box 2; Item 23 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.23
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34774

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
Box 2; Item 24 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.24
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34775

Letter to Leo C. Toribio from Amparing Toribio [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only],
August 3, 1949
Box 2; Item 25 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.25
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34721

Letter to Leo Toribio from Amparing Gaudiel [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only],
circa 1949
Box 2; Item 26 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.26
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34747

Mariano Peji and Filipino navy men at the U.S. Naval Academy [Photograph, Black and White]
[Digital Only], circa 1926
Box 2; Item 27 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.27
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34731

Mariano Peji and Filipino navy men playing football at the U.S. Naval Academy [Photograph,
Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1926
Box 2; Item 28 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.28
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34732

Mariano Peji and Filipino navy men posed in basketball uniforms [Photograph, Black and White]
[Digital Only], circa 1926
Box 2; Item 29 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.29
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34741

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Mariano Peji and four other Filipino navy men posing with a basketball [Photograph, Black and
White] [Digital Only], circa 1926
Box 2; Item 30 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.30
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34740

Mariano Peji and six other Filipino navy men posing with a football [Photograph, Black and
White] [Digital Only], circa 1926
Box 2; Item 31 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.31
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34738

Mariano Peji and three other Filipino navy men posing with a football [Photograph, Black and
White] [Digital Only], circa 1926
Box 2; Item 32 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.32
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34739

Mariano Peji and two US soldiers in uniform [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa
1931
Box 2; Item 33 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.33
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34755

Mariano Peji and US Navy sailors running through snow [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital
Only], circa 1929
Box 2; Item 34 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.34
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34753

Mariano Peji posing in naval uniform [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa 1930
Box 2; Item 35 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.35
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34754

Mariano Peji posing with US Navy sailors [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], circa
1928
Box 2; Item 36 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.9.36
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34752

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Photocopies of Newspaper Clippings [Box 1, Folder 12], November 19, 1951 and undated
Box 2; Folder 10.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.10

[BMC William San Juan] [Unknown newspaper][Photocopy], undated


Box 2; Item 1 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.10.1

"Filipino Club Dance To Aid Memorial" [Unknown newspaper][Photocopy], undated


Box 2; Item 2 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.10.2

"Filipinos and Gifts for MacArthur" [Norfolk Virginian-Pilot][Photocopy], undated


Box 2; Item 3 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.10.3

"Filipinos Give Dance Tonight for MacArthur" [Norfolk Virginian-Pilot][Photocopy], undated


Box 2; Item 4 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.10.4

"Firemen Flight Triple Blaze" [Unknown newspaper][Photocopy], undated


Box 2; Item 5 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.10.5

"'I Feel, at Long Last I've Come Home .'" [Unknown newspaper][Photocopy], November 19,
1951
Box 2; Item 6 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.10.6

"Memorial" [Norfolk Virginian-Pilot][Photocopy], undated


Box 2; Item 7 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.10.7

"New Commander" [Unknown newspaper][Photocopy], undated


Box 2; Item 8 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.10.8

"Raymond's Story" [Handwritten Document][Photocopy], December 7, 1933


Box 2; Item 9 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.10.9

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"To Receive MacArthur" [The Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch][Photocopy], undated


Box 2; Item 10 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 10.2.10.10

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Madelo Family, circa 1940s and undated


Scope and Contents
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.
Identifier: 11
Physical 10 items
Description:

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Madelo Family Photographs, 1935-2015 and undated


Box 2; Folder 11.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 11.2.11
Physical Oversize Only
Description:

Information sheet on Silverio Madelo [Document] [Box 4, folder 7], Undated


Box 2; Item 1 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 11.2.11.1

Portrait Photograph of Calixto Madelo, brother of Silverio Madelo [Photograph, Black and
White] [Box 4, folder 7], Undated
Box 2; Item 2 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 11.2.11.2
Physical Oversize
Description:

President Quezon's Luncheon in Honor of the Filipino Executive Council Washington, D.C.
[Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 7], June 19, 1942
Box 2; Item 3 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 11.2.11.3
Physical Oversize
Description:

President's Quezon's Luncheon Photograph [Framed Photograph, Color] [Box 5, folder 1], June
19, 1942
Box 2; Item 4 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 11.2.11.4
Physical Oversize
Description:

Rising Boholanos and Photographs of Members, including S.L. Madelo and C.L. Madelo
[Photograph, Black and White] [Box 4, folder 7], Circa 1935
Box 2; Item 5 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 11.2.11.5
Physical Oversize
Description:

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Silverio Madelo in front of Cab (Columbia Cab Association number 37) [Photograph, Color]
[Box 4, folder 7], Undated
Box 2; Item 6 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 11.2.11.6
Physical Oversize
Description:

Six Individuals Posing, including Lucy and Silverio Madelo [Photograph, Black and White] [Box
4, folder 7], Undated
Box 2; Item 7 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 11.2.11.7
Physical Oversize
Description:

Sarmiento Family, July 1970-December 1970


Scope and Contents
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.
Identifier: 12
Physical 2 items
Description:

Sarmiento Family Photographs, 1970


Box 2; Folder 12.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 12.2.12

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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
Box 2; Item 1 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 12.2.12.1
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34407

Sarmiento family at Christmas, December 1970 [Photograph, Color] [Digital Only], December
1970
Box 2; Item 2 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 12.2.12.2
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34406

Brazal Family, September 20, 1957-circa 1958


Scope and Contents
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.
Identifier: 13
Physical 2 items
Description:

Brazal Family Photographs, 1957-1958


Box 2; Folder 13.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 13.2.13

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
Box 2; Item 1 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 13.2.13.1
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34567

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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
Box 2; Item 2 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 13.2.13.2
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34570

Lagoy Family, December 7, 1933


Scope and Contents
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.
Identifier: 14
Physical 1 items
Description:

Lagoy Family Photographs, 1933


Box 2; Folder 14.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 14.2.14
Physical Oversize Only
Description:

Arrival of the Philippine Independence Delegation, Union Station, Washington, DC [Box 4,


folder 8], December 7, 1933
Box 2; Item 1 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 14.2.14.1
Physical Oversize
Description:

Mondoñedo Family, circa 1915-circa 1980 and undated


Scope and Contents

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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
Northwest (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.

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(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.
Identifier: 15
Physical 136 items
Description:

Mondoñedo Family Photographs, Circa 1915-Circa 1980 and undated


Box 2; Folder 15.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15

Portrait of Felipe Mondoñedo wearing a suit [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], circa 1920-1940
Box 2; Item 6 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.6
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/37953

Felipe Mondoñedo (on right) and unknown man sitting on a rock outcropping [Photograph, Black
and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1930
Box 2; Item 7 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.7
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/37954

Studio portrait of Felipe Mondoñedo with Christine Helphenstine and child [Photograph, Black
and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1946
Box 2; Item 8 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.8
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/37955

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Hand-colored portrait of Christine Helphenstine and Nita Mondonedo [Photograph, Color] [Box
2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1946
Box 2; Item 9 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.9
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/37956

Three photographs of Nita Mondonedo as a baby [Photograph, Black and White and Color] [Box
2, Black Photograph Box], 1946
Box 2; Item 10 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.10
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/37957

Felipe Mondoñedo sitting on a wall outside a house [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], circa 1940-1950
Box 2; Item 11 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.11
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/37958

Nita and Mattie's mother around age 20 posing beside a car [Photograph, Black and White] [Box
2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1930-1945
Box 2; Item 12 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.12
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/37959

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
Box 2; Item 13 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.13
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/37960

Two young girls sitting on an armchair, Nita Mondoñedo is the lower girl [Photograph, Black and
White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1950-1955
Box 2; Item 14 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.14
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/37961

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
Box 2; Item 15 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.15
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/37962

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Little girl standing on a sidewalk [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box],
circa 1950
Box 2; Item 16 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.16
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/37963

Nita Mondoñedo (right) and unknown girl [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], circa 1950
Box 2; Item 17 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.17
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/37964

Elizabeth [?], Mary [?] and Nita Mondoñedo at an orphanage [Photograph, Black and White]
[Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1953
Box 2; Item 18 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.18
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/37965

Two small children playing in a yard [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph
Box], circa 1950
Box 2; Item 19 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.19
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/37966

Felipe Mondoñedo with Nita Mondoñedo as a toddler [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2,
Black Photograph Box], circa 1947
Box 2; Item 20 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.20
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/37967

Nita Mondoñedo with Felipe Mondoñedo partially in frame [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], September 23, 1947
Box 2; Item 21 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.21
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/37968

Nita Mondoñedo in a bed - first pictures [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], May 27, 1946
Box 2; Item 22 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.22
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/37969

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A small girl and boy sitting in front of a Christmas tree [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2,
Black Photograph Box], circa 1950
Box 2; Item 23 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.23
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/37970

Two young girls sitting on an armchair, Nita Mondoñedo is the lower girl [Photograph, Black and
White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1950
Box 2; Item 24 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.24
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/37972

Nita Mondoñedo (left) and another girl in front of a garden wall [Photograph, Black and White]
[Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1950
Box 2; Item 25 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.25

Woman holding two children in front of row house [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], circa 1950
Box 2; Item 26 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.26
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38023

Page of photographs of 2358 Ashmead Place NW [Photocopy, Black and White] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], circa 1955-1960
Box 2; Item 27 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.27

Portrait of Magdalina Mondoñedo, signed by Matty to her father [Photocopy of photograph,


Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1960-1970
Box 2; Item 28 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.28

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
Box 2; Item 29 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.29
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38024

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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
Box 2; Item 30 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.30
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38025

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
Box 2; Item 31 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.31

Page of photographs of children titled "Great late 50s" [Photocopy of photographs, Black and
White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1955-1960
Box 2; Item 32 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.32

Nita Mondoñedo and another woman sitting on sofas, Nita on the telephone [Photograph, Black
and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], May 1965
Box 2; Item 33 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.33
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38083

Three women and a little boy on a sofa [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph
Box], May 1965
Box 2; Item 34 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.34
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38084

Woman looking behind her with other people [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], May 1965
Box 2; Item 35 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.35
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38085

Unknown woman, Nita Mondoñedo and Felipe Mondoñedo sitting on sofas, Nita on the
telephone [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], May 1965
Box 2; Item 36 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.36
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38086

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Nita Mondoñedo and Felipe Mondoñedo sitting on a sofa, Nita on the telephone [Photograph,
Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], May 1965
Box 2; Item 37 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.37
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38087

Felipe Mondoñedo with a baby sitting on the floor [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], May 1965
Box 2; Item 38 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.38
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38088

Felipe Mondoñedo sitting in an armchair [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], circa 1965
Box 2; Item 39 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.39

Felipe Mondoñedo sitting next to a Christmas tree [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], December 1964
Box 2; Item 40 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.40
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38090

Living room with a Christmas tree [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph
Box], December 1964
Box 2; Item 41 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.41
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38091

Four young people - "Family and friends of 6626 Georgia Avenue NW DC" [Photograph, Color]
[Box 2, Black Photograph Box], August 1967
Box 2; Item 42 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.42
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38092

Elderly couple sitting on an armchair [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa
1967
Box 2; Item 43 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.43
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38093

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René Heidler wearing a white hat [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa
1967
Box 2; Item 44 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.44
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38094

Thirteen people posing for a group portrait with Felipe Mondoñedo lying on the floor
[Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1967
Box 2; Item 45 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.45
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38095

Three men sitting in a living room [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa
1967
Box 2; Item 46 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.46
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38096

Consuela [?], Nita Mondoñedo and Felipe Mondoñedo eating Christmas dinner [Photograph,
Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], December 25, 1965
Box 2; Item 47 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.47
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38097

Nita Mondoñedo sitting in a bedroom [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa
1965-1970
Box 2; Item 48 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.48
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38098

Nita Mondoñedo at a sink in a bathroom [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box],
circa 1965-1970
Box 2; Item 49 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.49
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38099

René Heidler and a girl on a picnic blanket [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box],
September 1970
Box 2; Item 50 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.50
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38100

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Nita Mondoñedo on a picnic blanket [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box],
September 1970
Box 2; Item 51 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.51
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38101

Felipe Estifano Mondoñedo, signed to Jose Xandoval [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], circa 1940-1950
Box 2; Item 1 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.1
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36442

Felipe Mondoñedo in a Navy uniform in the snow [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], circa 1915-1930
Box 2; Item 2 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.2
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36443

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
Box 2; Item 3 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.3
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36445

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
Box 2; Item 4 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.4
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36446

Felipe Mondoñedo with a mustache in Navy uniform [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2,
Black Photograph Box], December 1943
Box 2; Item 5 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.5
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/36447

Felipe Mondoñedo and Nita Mondoñedo with four other people [Photograph, Color] [Box 2,
Black Photograph Box], circa 1965-1970
Box 2; Item 52 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.52
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38102

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Three women sitting (Nita Mondoñedo on the right) [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], circa 1965-1970
Box 2; Item 53 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.53
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38103

Man and woman sitting, man reading [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa
1965-1970
Box 2; Item 54 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.54
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38104

Woman standing in front of a roller coaster [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box],
circa 1965-1970
Box 2; Item 55 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.55
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38105

Four people sitting at a table at an event at the Willard Hotel [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], circa 1970
Box 2; Item 56 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.56
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38106

Three people sitting at a table at an event at the Willard Hotel [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], circa 1970
Box 2; Item 57 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.57
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38107

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
Box 2; Item 58 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.58
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38108

Leona Puyot Sevilla and three other people sitting at a table at an event at the Willard Hotel
[Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970
Box 2; Item 59 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.59
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/38109

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Man and a woman sitting at a table at an event at the Willard Hotel [Photograph, Color] [Box 2,
Black Photograph Box], circa 1970
Box 2; Item 60 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.60

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
Box 2; Item 61 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.61

Man roasting an animal on a spit [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa
1965-1970
Box 2; Item 62 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.62

People with small boats [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1965-1970
Box 2; Item 63 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.63

Graduation photograph of three people, two in graduation robes [Photograph, Color] [Box 2,
Black Photograph Box], circa 1965-1970
Box 2; Item 64 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.64

Woman sitting at a party [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], September 1971
Box 2; Item 65 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.65

Nita Mondoñedo holding a cake that reads "welcome little one" [Photograph, Color] [Box 2,
Black Photograph Box], September 1971
Box 2; Item 66 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.66

Woman with a small child [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970-1980
Box 2; Item 67 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.67

Small boy walking in grass [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970-1980
Box 2; Item 68 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.68

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Small child playing with toys on the floor [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box],
December 1969
Box 2; Item 69 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.69

Two women, standing, with two children in front of a Christmas tree [Photograph, Color] [Box 2,
Black Photograph Box], December 1969
Box 2; Item 70 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.70

Studio portrait of a small boy with a book [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box],
circa 1970-1980
Box 2; Item 71 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.71

Baby sleeping - Kennith James McCullogh [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], 1964
Box 2; Item 72 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.72

Woman sitting near an umbrella and a small child [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph
Box], circa 1970-1980
Box 2; Item 73 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.73

Two people standing behind a table of food [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box],
circa 1970-1980
Box 2; Item 74 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.74

Floral centerpiece [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa
1970-1980
Box 2; Item 75 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.75

People standing around a table, wearing leis [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], circa 1970-1980
Box 2; Item 76 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.76

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
Box 2; Item 77 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.77

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People standing with plates of food, wearing leis [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], circa 1970-1980
Box 2; Item 78 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.78

Woman on a swing [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1969
Box 2; Item 79 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.79

Sargent Joe Garcia [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1969
Box 2; Item 80 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.80

Two women sitting in lawn chairs [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa
1969
Box 2; Item 81 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.81

Eighth grade graduation of St. Aloysius School (name listing on back) [Photograph, Black and
White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], June 1960
Box 2; Item 82 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.82

Photograph collage - Christmas '69 [Photocopy, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box],
December 1969
Box 2; Item 83 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.83

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
Box 2; Item 84 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.84

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
Box 2; Item 85 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.85

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
Box 2; Item 86 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.86

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Man standing in a yard [Photocopy, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1965-1975
Box 2; Item 87 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.87

Portrait of Nita Mondoñedo [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa
1965
Box 2; Item 88 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.88

Couples dancing [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1965
Box 2; Item 89 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.89

Possibly René Heilder and a woman in formal clothes [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], circa 1965
Box 2; Item 90 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.90

Man and woman posing in formal clothes [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box],
circa 1965-1970
Box 2; Item 91 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.91

Nita Mondoñedo and her "Mustango" [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa
1965
Box 2; Item 92 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.92

Nita Mondoñedo with two other people looking at a book [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], circa 1965
Box 2; Item 93 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.93

Studio portrait of a woman, sepia toned [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box],
circa 1965
Box 2; Item 94 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.94

Woman sitting at a table at an event at the Willard Hotel [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], circa 1970
Box 2; Item 95 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.95

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Woman with three clowns [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], April 1969
Box 2; Item 96 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.96

Woman with clown [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], April 1969
Box 2; Item 97 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.97

René Heilder speaking with two men [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa
1970
Box 2; Item 98 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.98

Nita Mondoñedo with a group of people sitting on couches [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], circa 1970
Box 2; Item 99 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.99

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
Box 2; Item 100 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.100

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
Box 2; Item 101 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.101

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
Box 2; Item 102 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.102

Nita Mondoñedo and Felipe Mondoñedo walking down the aisle at Nita's wedding [Photograph,
Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1970
Box 2; Item 103 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.103

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Nita Mondoñedo and René Heilder walking down the aisle at their wedding [Photograph, Color]
[Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1970
Box 2; Item 104 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.104

Nita Mondoñedo in her wedding dress [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1970
Box 2; Item 105 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.105

Nita Mondoñedo, Janice Rillon Harris and flower girl in wedding attire [Photograph, Color] [Box
2, Black Photograph Box], 1970
Box 2; Item 106 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.106

Nita Mondoñedo and René Heilder at their wedding [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], 1970
Box 2; Item 107 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.107

Wedding party at the alter [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1970
Box 2; Item 108 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.108

Nita Mondoñedo and René Heilder feeding each other wine near their wedding cake [Photograph,
Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1970
Box 2; Item 109 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.109

Nita Mondoñedo and René Heilder kissing and dancing at their wedding [Photograph, Color]
[Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1970
Box 2; Item 110 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.110

Nita Mondoñedo and René Heilder at their wedding [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], 1970
Box 2; Item 111 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.111

René Heilder removing Nita Mondoñedo's garter at their wedding [Photograph, Color] [Box 2,
Black Photograph Box], 1970
Box 2; Item 112 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.112

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René Heilder throwing the garter at his wedding [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph
Box], 1970
Box 2; Item 113 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.113

Nita Mondoñedo throwing her bouquet at her wedding with the band The Baballeros in the
background [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], 1970
Box 2; Item 114 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.114

Nita Mondoñedo and René Heidler [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box],
September 1969
Box 2; Item 115 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.115

Carlos "Kelly" Heidler, René Heidler's father at a World War II memorial [Photograph, Color]
[Box 2, Black Photograph Box], June 1969
Box 2; Item 116 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.116

Robert Heidler and James Heidler, René Heidler's brothers [Photograph, Black and White] [Box
2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970
Box 2; Item 117 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.117

René Heidler sitting on a bed [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], September
1969
Box 2; Item 118 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.118

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
Box 2; Item 119 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.119

Woman in bed with her arm around a young girl and a present [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], circa December 1969
Box 2; Item 120 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.120

Woman sitting on bed with three children [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box],
January 1970
Box 2; Item 121 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.121

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Studio portrait of a young girl [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa
1970-1975
Box 2; Item 122 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.122

Group of people sitting, including Nita Mondoñedo (bottom row, second from left) [Photograph,
Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970-1975
Box 2; Item 123 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.123

Christine Simms Helphenstine (1926-1979) [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], circa 1965-1975
Box 2; Item 124 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.124

Felipe Mondoñedo and his second wife (from Honduras) [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], circa 1975-1980
Box 2; Item 125 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.125

René Heidler looking through documents [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], circa 1970-1975
Box 2; Item 126 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.126

René Heidler looking through documents [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black
Photograph Box], circa 1970-1975
Box 2; Item 127 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.127

Fifteen Veterans of Foreign Wars members at an event [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2,
Black Photograph Box], circa 1945-1955
Box 2; Item 128 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.128

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
Box 2; Item 129 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.129

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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
Box 2; Item 130 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.130

Man and woman in front of a Christmas tree (possibly Rillons) [Photograph, Black and White]
[Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1940-1960
Box 2; Item 131 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.131

Nicasio Rillon [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1980
Box 2; Item 132 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.132

Man with a cat [Photograph, Black and White] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box], circa 1970-1980
Box 2; Item 133 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.133

Philip Saure in U.S. Coast Guard uniform [Photograph, Color] [Box 2, Black Photograph Box],
circa 1940-1950
Box 2; Item 134 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.134

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
Box 2; Item 135 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 15.2.15.135

Press Release Photographs, circa 1917-1971


Scope and Contents
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.
Identifier: 16
Physical 21 items
Description:

Press Release Photographs of Prominent Filipino Figures, Circa 1917-1971


Box 2; Folder 16.0 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 16.2.16

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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
Box 2; Item 1 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 16.2.16.1
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34749

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
Box 2; Item 2 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 16.2.16.2
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34748

Colonel Jesus Villamor, war hero at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC [Photograph, Black and
White] [Digital Only], circa 1945-1947
Box 2; Item 3 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 16.2.16.3
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34727

Evelyn Mandac on NET Opera Theater in a production of "Queen of Spades" [Photograph, Black
and White] [Digital Only], February 28, 1971
Box 2; Item 4 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 16.2.16.4
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34736

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
Box 2; Item 5 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 16.2.16.5
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34744

Mrs. Jesus Villamor in Washington, D.C. [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], 1945
Box 2; Item 6 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 16.2.16.6
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34733

Phillipines delegation at the International Civil Aviation Conference in Chicago [Photograph,


Black and White] [Digital Only], November 1, 1944
Box 2; Item 7 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 16.2.16.7
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34751

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Photo of Enya Gonzalez [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], November 14, 1942
Box 2; Item 8 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 16.2.16.8
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34607

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
Box 2; Item 9 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 16.2.16.9
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34745

President Elpidio Quirino receiving blessing at Hopkins Hospital [Photograh, Black and White]
[Digital Only], July 5, 1953
Box 2; Item 10 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 16.2.16.10
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34720

President Truman presented with a mahagony table at the White House by Carlos P. Romulo
[Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], May 10, 1952
Box 2; Item 11 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 16.2.16.11
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34750

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
Box 2; Item 12 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 16.2.16.12
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34585

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
Box 2; Item 13 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 16.2.16.13
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34630

Press release photo of Honorable Vicente Llanes (sic.), former member of Philippines House of
Representatives [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], August 17, 1922
Box 2; Item 14 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 16.2.16.14
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34583

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Press release photo of Madame Sofia de Veyra [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only],
1917-1923
Box 2; Item 15 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 16.2.16.15
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34408

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
Box 2; Item 16 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 16.2.16.16
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34411

Press release photo of Natividad Albert [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], May 24,
1922
Box 2; Item 17 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 16.2.16.17
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34572

Press release photo of Philippine delegation of leaders hosting luncheon for Theodore Roosevelt
[Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], January 19, 1932
Box 2; Item 18 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 16.2.16.18
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34410

Press release photo of Philippine Independence Mission arriving in San Francisco, California
[Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], December 29, 1931
Box 2; Item 19 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 16.2.16.19
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34623

Press release photo of Sergio Osmeña being signed into office [Photograph, Black and White]
[Digital Only], August 1, 1944
Box 2; Item 20 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 16.2.16.20
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34409

Raul Manglapus seated [Photograph, Black and White] [Digital Only], June 2, 1958
Box 2; Item 21 (Mixed Materials)
Identifier: 16.2.16.21
Digital Object: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/34743

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Montano Family, 1968-1969


Scope and Contents
Jose Montano, Sr. was born on June 19, 1933 in Infanta, Pangasinan, Philippines. He enlisted in the US
navy in 1955 and served for 22 years on both the East Coast and in the Pacific Fleet at Honolulu, Hawaii.
After three years in Hawaii he was assigned to the White House Special Support Group in the late 1960s.
He later served in Norfolk, Virginia and aboard other navy vessels. After he retired from the Navy in
1977 he worked for 16 years at the US Naval Supply Center and Naval Aviation Depot. He is involved in
many civic groups, including the Filipino groups Filipino-American Veterans of Hampton Roads,
Pangasinan Association of Virginia and the United Ilocano Association of Tidewater. He was also a
founding member of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations.

In 1965 Jose married Loreto (Lori) Magalindan, who grew up in his hometown. They had three children:
Amy, Jose (Joe) Jr (1968-2016) and Ben. (1)

The photographs in this series show Jose Montano Sr. at work as a Navy steward at the White House with
Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon. They are arranged alphabetically by item title.
(1) Rita M. Cacas, Email, October 26, 2016.
Identifier: 17
Physical 2 items
Description:

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