Velma Veloria papers, 1988-2002  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Veloria, Velma, 1950-
Velma Veloria papers
1988-2002 (inclusive)
17.17 cubic feet (18 boxes)
Collection Number
5588 (Accession No. 5588-001)
Community activist and Washington State Legislator
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Community activist and Washington State Legislator (1992-2004).

An immigrant from the Philippines, Veloria was the first Filipina elected to state legislature in the continental United States, serving six terms as a Washington State Representative (11th District) from 1992-2004. During her tenure she was involved with issues such as human rights, health care, ecomonic development, and co-authored legislation to combat human trafficking and require oversight of international trade agreements. Veloria served as a member of the Katipunan ng Demokratikong Pilipino (KDP), or Union of Democratic Filipinos. Her husband is Alonzo Suson, community and labor activist.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Clippings, correspondence, printed materials, publications, address books, appointment books, photographs, VHS tapes, slides, legislative files, and ephemera relating to her campaigns for public office and community activism. Includes materials related to trafficking of women and children, Asian-American affairs, trade missions, the WTO, and issues of global economic justice.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
1 International issues and 1996 congressional campaign undated
1 Human rights activities and issues undated
1 Videos, photos, miscellaneous legislative files undated
2 Alonzo G. Suson (Veloria’s husband) undated
2 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) organizing materials, Nevada undated
3 Trafficking undated
3 Asian-American affairs undated
3 Miscellaneous materials related to human trafficking and other Pacific/Asian region issues undated
4 Washington State Philippine trade mission undated
4 Photos, appointment books undated
5 Rainbow Coalition 1998
5 Presidential campaign buttons 1998
5 Slides of Philippine trip undated
5 Seattle Goodwill Games undated
5 Contact sheets of Veloria undated
6 House of Representatives 2001-2004
6 Committee and task force briefing notebooks and binders undated
6 Miscellaneous files undated
6 News clippings undated
6 VHS tape – interview with Veloria 1994
7 Campaign materials 1992
8 Campaign materials 1996
9 Campaign and legislative files 1992-1994
10 Miscellaneous videos and cassettes undated
11 Miscellaneous files on Pacific/Asian region issues undated
12 Trafficking undated
12 File from "Portable X-ray and Ultrasound" 2005
12 Photos 1999-2000
13 Clippings undated
14 Miscellaneous including World Trade Organization (WTO) and economic development undated
14 Trafficking undated
14 Miscellaneous files and videos undated
15 Position papers undated
15 Campaign materials 1994
15 Printed materials related to health care and other issues undated
16 House of Representatives files 1995-2002
16 World Trade Organization (WTO) files undated
17 Campaign materials 1992, 1996, 1998
17 World Trade Organization (WTO) tapes undated
17 Veloria on tape undated
17 News clippings undated
18 Legislative Boundaries Map, Washington's 11th District 2002

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Veloria, Velma, 1950---Archives