Tuesday, January 23, 2007

philippine history

The Newberry has a strong collection in Filipino immigration to the U.S. including commentaries from the 1920s and 30s on the pace of independence. The collection is focused in five main areas of Philippine history:

  • A large number of manuscripts from the Spanish period particularly from the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • Important materials on the origins of Filipino nationalism as well as documents of the Philippine Revolution against Spain.
  • Reports, bulletins and circulars from the American Civil Government from the Philippine-American War
  • More than 8,000 ethnological photos
  • Philippine linguistics and
  • Travel literature and maps of the Philippine islands

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