Collection of archival materials removed from trunks of personal belongings abandoned at death by Filipino agricultural workers in Stockton, California.
Scope and Contents:
The contents of this collection include albums with photographs from the Philippines and the United States, receipts, pay stubs, books, letters, and other correspondence from the Philippines, framed photographs, and other ephemera. Most of the correspondence in the collection is written in Visayan, the language spoken within the southernmost islands of Luzon in the Philippines. The contents of the letters are in the process of being translated. Most of the photographs of individuals in the collection are not identified. The collection is divided into 23 series. 22 of which are individual Filipino migrants, who were members of the fraternal organization. The last series consists of the Filipino fraternal organization "Legionarios del Trabajo". The collection is important for those researchers interested in the history of early Filipino-American agricultural workers.
Collection is arranged into twenty-three series.
Series 1: Enrique Andales, 1917-1937, undated
Series 2: Julian S. Arofo, 1950-1953
Series 3: A.T. Bastion, undated
Series 4: Julian Felicita Bernido, 1971
Series 5: Andres Salle Casinas, 1912-1980, undated
Series 6: Cesario Hotora Comparativo, 1925-1945, undated
Series 7: Hilario Samson Cuevas, 1925-1930, udated
Series 8: Vinancio Felisarta, 1971
Series 9: Jose Madridejo Galinato, 1926-1949, undated
Series 10: Eufricino Janier, 1920-1929, undated
Series 11: Felimon Laga, 1922-1923, undated
Series 12: Seven Madrias, 1936-1938, undated
Series 13: Eusebio Maglente, 1920-1923, undated
Series 14: Epimaco Fariola Mansueto, 1874-1947, undated
Series 15: Sixto Olaco, 1921-1954, undated
Series 16: Anastacio Atig Omandam, 1924-1937
Series 17: Juan Campoco Pascual, 1936, 1948, undated
Series 18: Julian Rogas, 1929-1936, undated
Series 19: Arcadio Simangca, 1961-1971
Series 20: Julio Saranza, 1971
Series 21: Pablo Mendoza Solomon, 1921-1971, undated
Series 22: Victor Yano, 1971
Series 23: Legionarios del Trabajo: Daguhoy Masonic Lodge, 1928-1935,
Biographical / Historical:
The collection documents the lives of Filipino migrants in Stockton, California dating from 1920s-1970s. The collection was retrieved from the basement of the Daguhoy Lodge, a meeting place for the Filipino fraternal organization "Legionarios del Trabajo". The lodge doubled as a living space for Filipino agricultural laborers during the early twentieth century. The collection holds the belongings of Filipino migrant farm laborers who did not have a family to obtain their belongings after their deaths.
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: World Expositions, NMAH.AC.0060
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 8: Geography, NMAH.AC.0300
Duncan Family Yo-Yo Collection, NMAH.AC.807
Catherine Hann Papers, NMAH.AC.0921
Kamikawa, Omata and Matsumoto Families Papers, NMAH.AC.0924
Juanita Tamayo Lott Filipino American Photographs and Papers, NMAH.AC.0925
Bishop Mitsumyo Tottori Memorial Notebooks, NMAH.AC.0926
Division of Cultural History Lantern Slides and Stereographs, NMAH.AC.0945
Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Room Photograph Collection
holdings include photograph of Legionarios Del Trabajo
The National Museum of American History's Divison of Work and Industry holds the objects that came with the collection including:
Accession number 2022.0058.
Collection donated by the Little Manila Foundation through Dillon Delvo, Executive Director, 2021.
Collection is open for research.
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.