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Carlos Bulosan papers, 1914-1976

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Bulosan, Carlos
Title
Carlos Bulosan papers
Dates
1914-1976 (inclusive)
Quantity
4.99 cubic feet (7 boxes)
3 vertical files
19 microfilm reels
3 sound cassettes
3 sound tape reels
2 CD-ROM discs
Collection Number
0581
Summary
Papers of a Filipino-American author, poet, and migrant laborer
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Carlos Sampayan Bulosan (c. 1911– September 11, 1956) was a Filipino American author, poet, and activist. A chronicler of the Filipino American experience in during the 1930s-early 1950s on the West Coast, he is best remembered for his semi-fictionalized autobiographical novel America Is In the Heart (1946). Though Bulosan was only 42-45 years old when he died of tuberculosis-complicated pneumonia in Seattle in 1956, he left behind a large body of poems, novels, short stories, plays, and correspondence on a wide range of interrelated topics. Bulosan’s work described the experience of growing up poor in a rural area of the Philippines, chronicling the conditions of neocolonialism after American occupation and centuries of Spanish colonialism. Bulosan’s work captures the “push” factors that drove himself his generation to the United States. Like Bulosan, they hoped to find a better future and forged resilient and adaptive communities in the face of an often-hostile and exploitative European American culture in the United States. Bulosan is remembered as a progressive anti-colonial, pro-labor, humanitarian voice by an array of communities including Asian/Pacific Islanders, organized labor, academics and intellectuals, and a wide array of social justice; ethnic; and activist communities.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Contains writings, annotated manuscripts, correspondence, taped recordings of reminscences and tributes by friends and associates, lists, publications, clippings, financial records, miscellany, ephemera, and scrapbook.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries; however, some restrictions may exist on copying, quotation or publication.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 0581-010: Carlos Bulosan poems and writing, 1914, undatedReturn to Top

1 vertical file (11 pages)

Scope and Content: Photocopied poems, 1914, undated; writing, undated.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Gift of Mary Gibson via Licerio C. Lagda, July 24, 1986.

Accession No. 0581-011: Carlos Bulosan writings, 1936, undatedReturn to Top

0.21 cubic feet (1 box (139 pages))

Scope and Content: Photocopies of writings, 1936, undated. Also an unpublished novel, "All the Conspirators" (136 pages) believed by donor to be Bulosan's and given to him by J. Patrick of Seattle, Washington.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Gift of L.C. Lagda, November 12, 1986.

Accession No. 0581-012: Carlos Bulosan papers, 1936-1976, undated (bulk 1948-1956)Return to Top

4.65 cubic ft. (6 boxes)
9 negative microfilm reels,10 positive microfilm reels
3 sound tape reels
Arrangement: Arranged by type of record.

Scope and Content: Contains writings, annotated manuscripts, correspondence, taped recordings of reminscences and tributes by friends and associates, lists, publications, clippings, financial records, miscellany, ephemera, scrapbook.

Some of the writings and manuscripts are microfilm copies of originals either from this collection or owned by other individuals or repositories. The bulk of the collection is typed, annotated manuscripts, or correspondence.

Digital Content/Other Formats: Some of the Bulosan papers are also available on microfilm.

View selections from this collection in digital format

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Some restrictions exist on copying, quotation or publication. Microfilm reel #4 may not be copied without the permission of the University of Chicago.

Acquisition Info: The bulk of the papers in this accession was collected by the Bulosan Manuscript Committee in 1959.

Container(s) Description Dates
Writings
Prose
Box/Folder
1/1 0581-012
Biographical sketch for 20th century authors  
undated
1/2 0581-012
"The cry and the dedication"
circa 250 pages
undated
1/3 0581-012
"The cry and the dedication"
circa 250 pages
undated
1/4 0581-012
"A rich man in the family"
9 pages
undated
1/5 0581-012
"The power of music"
11 pages
undated
1/6 0581-012
"Wisdom of Uncle Sator"
19 pages
undated
1/7 0581-012
"Betrayal of Uncle Soyoc"
8 pages
undated
1/8 0581-012
"Homecoming of Uncle Manuel"
7 pages
undated
1/9 0581-012
"A servant in the house"
10 pages
undated
1/10 0581-012
"Dinner with a king"
9 pages, with two different copies of page 67
undated
1/11 0581-012
"The story of creation"
100 pages
undated
1/12 0581-012
"A trip to Baguio"
16 pages
undated
1/13 0581-012
"Marriage of Cousin Pedro"
8 pages
undated
1/14 0581-012
"Be American"
9 pages
undated
1/15 0581-012
"Bandit and the tax collector"
8 pages
undated
1/16 0581-012
"The betrayal of Uncle Roman"
11 pages
undated
1/17 0581-012
"Son of Uncle Sator"
10 pages
undated
1/18 0581-012
"I am not a laughing man"
7 pages
undated
1/19 0581-012
"My first day in America"
3 pages
undated
1/20 0581-012
"The summer of beautiful music"
7 pages
undated
1/21 0581-012
"Return of the amorous ghost"
10 pages
undated
1/22 0581-012
"Lonesome mermaid"
8 pages
undated
1/23 0581-012
"The great lover"
10 pages
undated
1/24 0581-012
"Springtime of my father"
7 pages
undated
1/25 0581-012
"Now long shadows were falling"
61 pages
undated
1/26 0581-012
"The big convention"
26 pages
undated
1/27 0581-012
"The amorous ghost came to town"
9 pages
undated
1/28 0581-012
"The beer drinkers"
9 pages
undated
1/29 0581-012
"Heart of darkness"
4 pages
undated
1/30 0581-012
"Tales from the old country"
8 pages
undated
1/31 0581-012
"Really, a ghost?"
8 pages
undated
1/32 0581-012
"The rooster's egg"
14 pages
undated
1/33 0581-012
"Unfinished portrait"
9 pages
undated
1/34 0581-012
"Cat in the rain"
12 pages
undated
1/35 0581-012
"The younger sister"
18 pages
undated
1/36 0581-012
"I don't know why"
7 pages
undated
2/1 0581-012
"My brother Joey"
17 pages
undated
2/2 0581-012
"The stolen violin"
11 pages
undated
2/3 0581-012
"The night reveals"
12 pages
undated
2/4 0581-012
"Death of an author"
8 pages
undated
2/5 0581-012
"I should have stood in bed"
13 pages
undated
2/6 0581-012
"Miracle by the sea"
4 pages
undated
2/7 0581-012
"The thief"
12 pages
undated
2/8 0581-012
"The glorious day"
9 pages
undated
2/9 0581-012
"Americano from Luzon"
8 pages
undated
2/10 0581-012
"Odyssey of Constantia Drake"
10 pages
undated
2/11 0581-012
"Romance of Magno Rubio"
20 pages
undated
2/12 0581-012
"We laugh a little"
17 pages
undated
2/13 0581-012
"The hairline of Pantaleon Cordalles Moradoro"
20 pages
undated
2/14 0581-012
"The worldbeaters"
22 pages
undated
2/15 0581-012
"The tall white horse"
19 pages
undated
2/16 0581-012
"The angel in Santo Domingo"
22 pages
undated
2/17 0581-012
"A city in the sky"
26 pages
undated
2/18 0581-012
"How my brother Leon brought home a wife and other Philippine stories," edited by Leopoldo Y. Yabes and Carlos Bulosan
circa 600 pages
undated
3/1 0581-012
"Cry Away the Years"
undated
3/2 0581-012
"In Search of America"  
undated
3/2 0581-012
"Sammy Cook's Shoeshine Box"
undated
3/2 0581-012
"A Story of Faith"
undated
3/3-7 0581-012
"A Virgin for Cousin Pedro and Other Tales of Luzon"
181 pages
Scope and Content: For preservation, some pages have been photocopied and the originals are stored in Vertical File 2731.
undated
3/8 0581-012
"As Long as the Grass Shall Grow"
undated
3/9 0581-012
"The Betrayal of Uncle Roman"
11 pages
undated
3/10 0581-012
"Death of a Rich Man"
10 pages
undated
3/11 0581-012
"The Return of Uncle Sator"
9 pages
undated
3/12 0581-012
"The Son of Uncle Sator"
10 pages
undated
3/13 0581-012
"A Trip to Bagvio"
16 pages
undated
3/14 0581-012
"The Ugly Hunter and the Beautiful Woman and Other Tales"
13 pages
undated
3/15 0581-012
"The Filipino Houseboy"
12 pages
undated
3/15 0581-012
"In Manila: A Fragment"
6 pages
undated
3/15 0581-012
"Girl on the Beach"
12 pages
undated
3/15 0581-012
"What Happened Before"
5 pages
undated
3/15 0581-012
"One Winter Night"
7 pages
undated
3/15 0581-012
"Even the Rain Remembers"
16 pages
undated
3/15 0581-012
"My Brother's Marriage"
3 pages
undated
3/15 0581-012
"The Genius"
14 pages
undated
3/15 0581-012
"Cabin in the Orchard"
6 pages
undated
3/15 0581-012
"My Filipino Houseboy"
12 pages
undated
3/15 0581-012
"My Father Goes to Court"
6 pages
undated
3/15 0581-012
"The Little Brown Mouse"
14 pages
undated
3/15 0581-012
"Nightfall"
9 pages
undated
3/15 0581-012
"Sammy Cooke's Shoeshine Box"
8 pages
undated
3/16 0581-012
"How my stories were written"
1 item
undated
3/16 0581-012
Fragments  
2 items
undated
Poems
Box/Folder
3/17 0581-012
"I Want the Wide American Earth"  
25 autographed copies
undated
3/18 0581-012
"Adoration"
undated
3/18 0581-012
"Allan"
undated
3/18 0581-012
"Dark Moment"
undated
3/18 0581-012
"Desire"
undated
3/18 0581-012
"Elegy for Mary Ann"
undated
3/18 0581-012
"Epitaph"
undated
3/18 0581-012
"Exits and Entrances for Our Time"
undated
3/18 0581-012
"For Marjorie"
undated
3/18 0581-012
"Gift"
undated
3/18 0581-012
"I saw your face"
undated
3/18 0581-012
"In the moonlight"
undated
3/18 0581-012
"Interlude" (two versions)
undated
3/18 0581-012
"A Little Poem"
undated
3/18 0581-012
"Marching"
undated
3/18 0581-012
"My new room"
undated
3/18 0581-012
"Okaboji Lake - Iowa"
undated
3/18 0581-012
"Our lives conflicted towards the end"
undated
3/18 0581-012
"Passage from life"
undated
3/18 0581-012
"A song of freedom"
undated
3/18 0581-012
"Testament"
undated
3/18 0581-012
"To Adam, with thanks"
undated
3/18 0581-012
"Who was it that loved a tree"
undated
3/18 0581-012
Fragment
undated
3/19 0581-012
"Exits and Entrances for Our Time"
undated
3/19 0581-012
"For Chris - on his birthday"
1954
3/19 0581-012
"The Good Life: What Did I Know"
undated
3/19 0581-012
"I met her in the tall summertime"
undated
3/19 0581-012
"I write a poem about you pen"
undated
3/19 0581-012
"Into the world I walk free"
undated
3/19 0581-012
"A Midnight Song"
undated
3/19 0581-012
"My Country/My Street"
undated
3/19 0581-012
"The Oak Tree"
undated
3/19 0581-012
"The Surrounded"
undated
3/19 0581-012
"You shall know my sons"
undated
3/19 0581-012
Fragment
undated
3/20 0581-012
"Another Legend"
undated
3/20 0581-012
"A Darkness. A Snowfall. A Rain."
undated
3/20 0581-012
"Landscape With a Bottle"  
undated
3/20 0581-012
"Last Poem"
undated
3/20 0581-012
"You will grow old together"
undated
3/21 0581-012
Drafts
approximately 19 pages
undated
3/22 0581-012
"A Hill. A House. And Love."
undated; 1954
3/22 0581-012
"All Summer"
1954
3/22 0581-012
"Another April"
1954
3/22 0581-012
"Another Letter to J. II"
2 pages
1954
3/22 0581-012
"Aha! or The Face of Love"
2 pages
undated
3/23 0581-012
"Conversation at Midnight"
undated
3/23 0581-012
"Discovery of a Memory"
1954
3/23 0581-012
"Exits and Entrances for Our Time"
1954
3/23 0581-012
"In Memory and the Flags Are There"
undated
3/23 0581-012
"In Remembrance"
1954
3/24 0581-012
"I Want the Rich Philippine Earth"
3 pages
1953
3/24 0581-012
"Lament For a Sleeping Child"
undated
3/24 0581-012
"Landscape"
undated
3/25 0581-012
"Letter to T." (unfinished)
2 pages
undated
3/25 0581-012
"The Living Seed"
undated
3/25 0581-012
"Love Song (Recuerdo for Josephine)"
2 pages
undated
3/26 0581-012
"My Country and My Street"
1955
3/26 0581-012
"The Oak Leaf"
undated
3/26 0581-012
"On a Day in Seattle"
undated
3/26 0581-012
"Once Again I Will Tell You"
2 pages
undated
3/26 0581-012
"On that Day"
undated
3/27 0581-012
"My New Room (For Chris and Irene)"
1955
3/27 0581-012
"My Sister, My Bride"
2 pages
undated
3/27 0581-012
"A New Year Letter"
1954
3/27 0581-012
"II. October 31, 1954"
3 pages
circa 1954
3/28 0581-012
"Poem to Be Whispered"
undated
3/28 0581-012
"Prologue"
undated
3/28 0581-012
"Remembrance: I"
undated
3/28 0581-012
"Remembrance: II"
undated
3/29 0581-012
"Song for Chris Mensalves' Birthday"
1954
3/29 0581-012
"The Song I Sing at Midnight"
2 pages each, 2 copies
1953
3/30 0581-012
"The Vaulted Wall"
undated
3/30 0581-012
"A Walk Through the Woods"
undated
3/30 0581-012
"The Young Ones"
undated
3/31 0581-012
Untitled poems
2 pages
undated
Poems "compiled for Chris and Irene"
Box/Folder
4/1 0581-012
"When I was a Little Boy: A Dream"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"The Bee and the Rose"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"When the Knife Cut You"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"I Cannot Lose You"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"White Rose, Wild Rose, Lost Rose"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"When You Were a Little Girl"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Dark Moment"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"The Blue Sky"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Testament"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Little Elegy"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Fear"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Desire"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"My Country"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Growth"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Is It a Poem"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Silence"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"My Mother"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"But Eyes"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Cancione Maldita"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Land of the Morning"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Can I Love You"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Of Love and Hate"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Unfinished Letter"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Will You be Men When You Grow Up"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"There is only you in the poem"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"What Would You Do"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Adoration"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"My People"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"A Song of Freedom"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Gift"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Marching"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"In the Moonlight"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Forever"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Little Song"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"When I Was a Little Boy: A Reality"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Praise and Warning"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"A Little Poem"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Mother and Child"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Testament of Earth"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"A Bright Star"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Miracle of Spring"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Passage from Life"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Land of Beauty"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Beautiful Boy"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Two Eternities"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Now You are Still"
undated
4/1 0581-012
"Only a Bird"
undated
4/2 0581-012
"The Dream"
undated
4/2 0581-012
"Morning Song"
undated
4/2 0581-012
"The Morning is Still Dark"
undated
4/2 0581-012
"About Socrates"
undated
4/2 0581-012
"My Sisters in the Garden"
undated
4/2 0581-012
"Anticipation and Contemplation"
undated
4/2 0581-012
"Silence"
undated
4/2 0581-012
"Prayer for the Beloved Dead"
undated
4/2 0581-012
"Where My Love Lies"
undated
4/2 0581-012
"What Is a Poet?"
undated
4/2 0581-012
"The Consolation of Ambiguity"
undated
4/2 0581-012
"Dark Moment"
undated
4/2 0581-012
"The Map of Life"
undated
4/2 0581-012
"Needing No Time"
undated
4/2 0581-012
"Tale of the Sleeping Dog" (2 copies)
undated
4/2 0581-012
"Theseus"
undated
4/2 0581-012
"Letter to Fred, My Nephew"
undated
4/2 0581-012
"My Father Was a Working Man"
undated
Plays
Box/Folder
4/3 0581-012
The Masquerade Ball: A New Year's Eve Legend
undated
4/3 0581-012
The Wall
undated
4/4 0581-012
Jose Rizal - excerpt
Scope and Content: In verse.
undated
4/5 0581-012
Jose Rizal
Scope and Content: In verse.
undated
4/6 0581-012
Jose Rizal - fragments
10 pages
Scope and Content: In verse.
undated
4/7 0581-012
The Big Silver Dollarundated
4/7 0581-012
The Worldbeatersundated
Correspondence
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
4/8 0581-012
Carlos Bulosan  
6 items
1948, 1955, undated
4/9 0581-012
Carlos Bulosan to Mary Gibson  
5 items
Scope and Content: Includes 4 pages of verses.
1953 May 14
4/10 0581-012
Bulosan Manuscript Committee
5 items
1959, 1960
4/11 0581-012
Bauer, Harry C.
8 items
1956
4/12 0581-012
Bulosan, Marjorie
4 items
1949, 1950-1953
4/12 0581-012
Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, International, Local 7-C
2 items
1952
4/12 0581-012
Josephine Patrick to Washington State Committee for the Protection of the Foreign Born
1 item
1953 April 23
Incoming letters  
Box/Folder
4/13 0581-012
Bulosan, Aurelio  
4 items
1948
4/13 0581-012
Bulosan, Marjorie Patton  
6 items
1953, undated
4/13 0581-012
Committee to Sponsor (Luis) Taruc's Autobiography
1 item
1953
4/13 0581-012
Harcourt, Brace and Company, Publishers, New York
1 item
1955
4/13 0581-012
Kunkel, Donald R.
1 item
1953
4/13 0581-012
Lieber, Maxin
1 item
1948
4/13 0581-012
The Nation
1 item
1953
4/13 0581-012
Saunders, Marion
1 item
1949
4/13 0581-012
Wilson (H. W.) Company, publishers, New York
1 item
1953
4/13 0581-012
Wolf, Harriet
5 items
1948-1949
4/14 0581-012
1948-1956  
8 items
1948-1956
Outgoing letters
Box/Folder
4/15 0581-012
undated  
1 item
undated
4/16 0581-012
1947-1955  
5 items
1947-1955
Box/Folder
4/17 0581-012
Of Others Concerning the Bulosan Manuscripts Collection
undated
Financial records
Box/Folder
4/18 0581-012
1954-1955
4 items
1954-1955
4/19 0581-012
Harcourt, Brace and Company
1 item
1950
4/19 0581-012
Lieber, Maxim
1 item
1949
Lists
Box/Folder
4/20 0581-012
undated
3 items
undated
4/21 0581-012
The Carlos Bulosan Fund
1 item
undated
Publications
Box/Folder
4/22 0581-012
International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen's Union, Cannery Workers, Local 37, Edited by Bulosan
circa 1950
4/23 0581-012
International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen's Union, Cannery Workers, Local 37, Edited by Bulosan
1 item
1952
4/24 0581-012
Common Ground
1 item
Scope and Content: Includes prose, "As Long as the Grass Shall Grow."
1949
4/24 0581-012
Frontier and Midland
1 item
Scope and Content: Includes poem "At Winter Evening."
1936
box:oversize
6 0581-012
Saturday Evening Post - "The Four Freedoms"
1 item
1943
Box/Folder
4/25-26 0581-012
Clippings
undated
Sound recordings
3 reel-to-reel tapes
Digital Content/Other Formats: Cassette listening copies available in folder 5/3 of Accession No.0581-013.
undated
Box/Folder
4/27 0581-012
Reminiscences - Bulosan's later years by Josephine Patrick, Berry Hatton, Red Gibbs
1 item
1966
5/1 0581-012
Reminiscences -- by Chris Mensalvas
1 item
1959
5/2 0581-012
Tribute to Carlos Bulosan by friends and associates
1 item
1974
5/3 0581-012
Interviews
Cassette tapes
Scope and Content: Duplicates of interviews of November 19, 1959 and June 19, 1960.
1959, 1960
Box/Folder
5/4 0581-012
Miscellaneous
6 items
undated
5/5 0581-012
Notes
1 item
undated
5/6 0581-012
Ephemera
3 items
1976
5/7 0581-012
Biographical and bibliographical information
undated
Speeches and writings of others
Box/Folder
5/8 0581-012
Poem - "Bulosan New" by Alvaro Cardona-Hine
undated
5/9 0581-012
Unpublished manuscript by Trinidad A. Rojo
circa 1946
Box/Folder
5/10 0581-012
Photographs
undated
5/11 0581-012
Miscellany
undated
5/12 0581-012
Ethnic Cultural Center Production Items
undated
box:oversize
6 0581-012
Scrapbook
undated
Microfilm collection
Processing Info: With the following exceptions, all the material on microfilm is copied from originals in the Bulosan Papers: Microfilm reel no. 3 was copied from a Manila Public Schools textbook, Philippine Prose and Poetry; reel no. 4 material was copied from original manuscripts held by the University of Chicago Library; reel no. 5 was copied from material originally owned by Josephine Patrick. Patrick had also loaned the originals contained on reel no. 6 in September 1977. She then donated the originals in November 1977. The letters addressed to Josephine Patrick (1953-1955, undated) on reel no. 8 were returned to Patrick after filming.
Writings of Bulosan
Reel
1 0581-012
Play in Verse - Jose Rizal
Poems
Reel
1 0581-012
"July 5, 1953'
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1 0581-012
"The Oak Tree"
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1 0581-012
"Into the world I walk free"
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1 0581-012
"My Country"
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1 0581-012
"My Street"
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1 0581-012
"A Midnight Song"
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1 0581-012
"All Summer"
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1 0581-012
"A Hill. A House. and Love."
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1 0581-012
"Another April"
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1 0581-012
"Discovery of a Minority"
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1 0581-012
"Exits and Entrances for Our Time"
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1 0581-012
""I met her in the tall summertime""
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1 0581-012
"The Good Life: What Did I Know"
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Reel
1 0581-012
Note
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Poems
Reel
1 0581-012
"Now That You are Still"
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1 0581-012
"The Surrounded"
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1 0581-012
"October 31, 1954"
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1 0581-012
"Legend for Our Time"
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1 0581-012
"Now that I lost you"
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1 0581-012
"My New Room"
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1 0581-012
"The time is too late"
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1 0581-012
"The Song of Songs"
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1 0581-012
"Peaceful You, Immortal You"
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1 0581-012
"Our lives conflicted towards the end"
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1 0581-012
"Lullabye and Goodnight"
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1 0581-012
"Aha? on the Face of Love"
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1 0581-012
"Song after Reading Harriet Tubman's Life"
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1 0581-012
"A New Year Letter"
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1 0581-012
"Poem for a Moment"
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1 0581-012
"Desolation"
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1 0581-012
"The Song of the Sun"
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1 0581-012
"The Vaulted Wall"
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1 0581-012
"A Nightfall Song"
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1 0581-012
"Love Letter"
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1 0581-012
"When Night Falls"
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1 0581-012
"Song for Chris Mensalvas' Birthday - June 24, 1954"
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1 0581-012
"The Masquerade Ball: A New Year's Eve Legend"
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1 0581-012
"In Search of America"
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Outgoing Letters
Reel
1 0581-012
Marjorie
1 item
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1 0581-012
Chris
1 item
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1 0581-012
Matt
1 item
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1 0581-012
Mary Gibson
2 items
Scope and Content: Includes poem for Maria.
undated
1 0581-012
Chris
1 item
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1 0581-012
Mary Gibson
2 items
undated
1 0581-012
Florentino B. Valeros
Scope and Content: Partial bibliography attached.
1953 February 8
Reel
1 0581-012
Prose: "A Virgin for Cousin Pedro and Other Tales of Luzon"
18 pages
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Poems "compiled for Chris and Irene"
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Reel
1 0581-012
"When I was a Little Boy: A Dream"
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1 0581-012
"The Bee and the Rose"
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1 0581-012
"When the Knife Cut You"
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1 0581-012
"I Cannot Lose You"
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1 0581-012
"White Rose, Wild Rose, Lost Rose"
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1 0581-012
"When You Were a Little Girl"
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1 0581-012
"Dark Moment"
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1 0581-012
"The Blue Sky"
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1 0581-012
"Testament"
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1 0581-012
"Little Elegy"
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1 0581-012
"Fear"
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1 0581-012
"Desire"
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1 0581-012
"My Country"
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1 0581-012
"Growth"
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1 0581-012
"Is It A Poem"
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1 0581-012
"Silence"
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1 0581-012
"My Mother"
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1 0581-012
"But Eyes"
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1 0581-012
"Cancione Maldeta"
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1 0581-012
"Land of the Morning"
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1 0581-012
"Can I Love You"
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1 0581-012
"Of Love and Hate"
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1 0581-012
"Unfinished Letter"
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1 0581-012
"Will You be Men When You Grow Up"
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1 0581-012
"There is only You in the Poem"
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1 0581-012
"What Would You Do"
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1 0581-012
"Adoration"
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1 0581-012
"My People"
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1 0581-012
"A Song of Freedom"
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1 0581-012
"Gift"
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1 0581-012
"Marching"
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1 0581-012
"In the Moonlight"
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1 0581-012
"Forever"
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1 0581-012
"Little Song"
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1 0581-012
"When I was a Little Boy: A Reality"
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1 0581-012
"Praise and Warning"
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1 0581-012
"A Little Poem"
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1 0581-012
"Mother and Children"
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1 0581-012
"Testament of Earth"
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1 0581-012
"A Bright Star"
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1 0581-012
"Miracle of Spring"
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1 0581-012
"Passage from Life"
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1 0581-012
"Land of Beauty"
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1 0581-012
"Beautiful Boy"
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1 0581-012
"Two Eternities"
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1 0581-012
"How You are Still"
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1 0581-012
"Only a Bird"
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Reel
2 0581-012
Scrapbook
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3 0581-012
Textbook - Manila Bureau of Public Schools, Philippine Prose and Poetry(Volume 4, Manila. Bureau of Printing)
353 pages
Scope and Content: Includes two of Carlos Bulosan's works: "My Father's Tragedy" and "If You Want to Know Who You Are." Microfilm includes 5 pages of notes from Bulosan to Josephine concerning authors and/or works found in the text
1951
4 0581-012
Manuscripts of Carlos Bulosan in the University of Chicago Library
Restrictions on Use: No reproduction without permission from University of Chicago.
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Outgoing letters
Reel
4 0581-012
Harriet Monroe (editor of Poetry Magazine)
11 items
Scope and Content: Includes brief biography, 1931-1936.
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Poems
Reel
4 0581-012
"Without Ceremony"
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4 0581-012
"Letter from America"
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4 0581-012
"In time of drought"
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4 0581-012
"Secret"
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4 0581-012
"No Story"
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4 0581-012
"Monuments"
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General correspondence
Reel
4 0581-012
Donald J. Paquette to Harriet
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4 0581-012
Monroe concerning Carlos Bulosan
1 item
1936
Outgoing letters
Reel
4 0581-012
Martin D. Zabell
1 item
1937
4 0581-012
Geraldine Volell
6 items
undated
4 0581-012
George Dillon
5 items
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Poems
Reel
4 0581-012
"The Young Man"
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4 0581-012
"Night Piece"
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4 0581-012
"Needing No Time"
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4 0581-012
"The Phoenix"
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Three Poems:
Reel
4 0581-012
"Letter in Exile"
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4 0581-012
"American History"
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4 0581-012
"Sunset and Evening Star"
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Reel
5 0581-012
Play in verse - Jose Rizal
Poems
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Reel
5 0581-012
"All Summer"
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5 0581-012
"A Hill. A House. And Love"
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5 0581-012
"Always when I thought I found a sheltered sky"
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5 0581-012
"Another April"
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5 0581-012
"Another Letter to J."
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5 0581-012
"Discovery of a Memory"
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5 0581-012
"Exits and Entrances for our Time"
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5 0581-012
"In Remembrance"
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5 0581-012
"My Country/My Street"
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5 0581-012
"My New Room"
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5 0581-012
"My Sister, My Bride"
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5 0581-012
"The Oak Leaf"
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5 0581-012
"Once Again I will Tell You"
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5 0581-012
"Song for Chris Mensalvas' Birthday"
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5 0581-012
"The Vaulted Wall"
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5 0581-012
"A Walk through the Woods"
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5 0581-012
"The Young Ones"
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Incoming letters
Reel
5 0581-012
Valeros, Florentino E.
3 items
1955
5 0581-012
Yabes, Leopoldo Y.
1 item
1948
5 0581-012
Wally
1 item
undated
Reel
5 0581-012
Outgoing Letters to Josephine Patrick
4 items
Custodial History: Originals in possession of Josephine Patrick.
1954, undated
Writings of Bulosan
Plays
Reel
6 0581-012
The Big Silver Dollar
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6 0581-012
The Worldbeaters
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Prose
Reel
6 0581-012
"As Long as the Grass Shall Grow"
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Poetry
Reel
6 0581-012
"Another Legend"
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6 0581-012
"A Darkness. A Snowfall. A Rain"
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6 0581-012
"Landscape With a Bottle"
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6 0581-012
"Last Poem"
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6 0581-012
"You will grow old together"
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Incoming letters
Reel
6 0581-012
Bulosan, Aurelio
4 items
1948
6 0581-012
Bulosan, Marjorie Patton
6 items
1953, undated
6 0581-012
Committee to Sponsor (Luis) Taruc's Autobiography
1 item
1953
6 0581-012
Harcourt, Brace and Company, Publishers New York
1 item
1955
6 0581-012
Kunkel, Donald R.
1 item
1953
6 0581-012
Lieber, Maxim
1 item
1948
6 0581-012
The Nation
1 item
1958
6 0581-012
Gaunders, Marion
1 item
1949
6 0581-012
Wilson (H. W.) Company, publishers, New York
1 item
1953
6 0581-012
Wolf, Harriet
5 items
1948-1949
Reel
6 0581-012
Outgoing letters
1 item
undated
General correspondence - Miscellaneous
Reel
6 0581-012
Bulosan, Marjorie Patton
4 items
1949, 1950, 1952
6 0581-012
Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, International, Local 7-C
2 items
1952
6 0581-012
Josephine Patrick to Washington State Committee for the Protection of the Foreign Born
1 item
1353 April 23
Financial records
Reel
6 0581-012
Harcourt, Brace and Company
1 item
1950
6 0581-012
Lieber, Maxim
1 item
1949
Lists
Reel
6 0581-012
The Carlos Bulosan Fund
1 item
undated
Reel
6 0581-012
Notes
1 item
undated
6 0581-012
Ephemera
3 items
1976
6 0581-012
Publication: Saturday Evening Post special edition
1 item
Scope and Content: Including "Freedom from Want" by Bulosan.
1943
Selections from prose writings
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Reel
7 0581-012
"A rich man in the family"
9 pages
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7 0581-012
"The power of music"
11 pages
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7 0581-012
"Wisdom of Uncle Sator"
19 pages
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7 0581-012
"Betrayal of Uncle Soyoc"
8 pages
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7 0581-012
"Homecoming of Uncle Manuel"
7 pages
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7 0581-012
"A servant in the house"
10 pages
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7 0581-012
"Dinner with a king"
9 pages, with two different copies of page 67
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7 0581-012
"The story of creation"
100 pages
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7 0581-012
"A trip to Baguio"
16 pages
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7 0581-012
"Marriage of Cousin Pedro"
8 pages
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7 0581-012
"Be American"
9 pages
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7 0581-012
"Bandit and the tax collector"
8 pages
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7 0581-012
"The betrayal of Uncle Roman"
11 pages
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7 0581-012
"Son of Uncle Sator"
10 pages
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7 0581-012
"I am not a laughing man"
7 pages
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7 0581-012
"My first day in America"
3 pages
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7 0581-012
"The summer of beautiful music"
7 pages
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7 0581-012
"Return of the amorous ghost"
10 pages
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7 0581-012
"Lonesome mermaid"
8 pages
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7 0581-012
"The great lover"
10 pages
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7 0581-012
"Springtime of my father"
7 pages
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7 0581-012
"Now long shadows were falling"
61 pages
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7 0581-012
"The big convention"
26 pages
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7 0581-012
"The amorous ghost came to town"
9 pages
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7 0581-012
"The beer drinkers"
9 pages
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7 0581-012
"Heart of darkness"
4 pages
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7 0581-012
"Tales from the old country"
8 pages
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7 0581-012
"Really, a ghost?"
8 pages
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7 0581-012
"The rooster's egg"
14 pages
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7 0581-012
"Unfinished portrait"
9 pages
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7 0581-012
"Cat in the rain"
12 pages
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7 0581-012
"The younger sister"
18 pages
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7 0581-012
"I don't know why"
7 pages
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7 0581-012
"My brother Joey"
17 pages
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7 0581-012
"The stolen violin"
11 pages
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7 0581-012
"The night reveals"
12 pages
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7 0581-012
"Death of an author"
8 pages
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7 0581-012
"I should have stood in bed"
13 pages
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7 0581-012
"Miracle by the sea"
4 pages
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7 0581-012
"The thief"
12 pages
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7 0581-012
"The glorious day"
9 pages
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7 0581-012
"Americano from Luzon"
8 pages
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7 0581-012
"Odyssey of Constantia Drake"
10 pages
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7 0581-012
"Romance of Magno Rubio"
20 pages
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7 0581-012
"We laugh a little"
17 pages
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7 0581-012
"The hairline of Pantaleon Cordalles Moradoro"
20 pages
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7 0581-012
"The worldbeaters"
22 pages
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7 0581-012
"The tall white horse"
19 pages
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7 0581-012
"The angel in Santo Domingo"
22 pages
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7 0581-012
"A city in the sky"
26 pages
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Reel
8 0581-012
Outgoing letters to Josephine Patrick
Custodial History: Originals in possession of Josephine Patrick.
1953-1955
9 0581-012
"The Cry and the Dedication"
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Accession No. 0581-013: Sound recordings about Carlos Bulosan, 1959-1960Return to Top

2 sound cassettes (60 min. ea.)
2 CD-ROM discs

Scope and Content: Contains sound cassette and CD-ROM copies of recordings of individuals reminiscing about their friendship with Carlos Bulosan. The originals are reel-to-reel sound recordings (1959-1960) in Accession No. 0581-012.

In the Chris Mensalvas interview conducted by Joseph Butterworth on September 19, 1959, Mensalvas stated his belief that Bulosan came to the United States in 1931 and landed in Seattle. He may have stayed in Seattle for a time but then went to Yakima to pick fruit. He wound up in Lompoc, California, where Mensalvas thinks they first met. When Carlos was unemployed, he lived with Mensalvas, as did Aurelio, Carlos's brother. This housing consisted of a two bedroom apartment with a kitchen, shared by four men.

Jo Patrick, Barry Hatten and Red Gibb recall Carlos Bulosan's later years in an interview recorded at Mary Gibson's apartment on June 19, 1960.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Copied July 31, 1997, July 2007

Accession No. 0581-014: Carlos Bulosan papers, 1953Return to Top

0.03 cubic feet (1 vertical file)

Scope and Content: Autographed manuscript poem "The language of flowers" (for Victor Cabebe), with letter to Josephine Patrick on verso (Seattle, 1953 April 14).

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donor: Mary Gibson Hatten, April 27, 2007

Accession No. 0581-015: Ralph Franklin postcard, 1963Return to Top

0.03 cubic feet (1 vertical file)

Scope and Content: Postcard from Ralph Franklin to Mary Gibson regarding his abandoning of Carlos Bulosan dissertation.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users

Acquisition Info: Donor: Mary Hatten, October 11, 2011