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Guide to the Carlos Bulosan Papers



Manuscript Collection No.: 0581
Creator: Bulosan, Carlos , creator
Title: Carlos Bulosan papers
Date Span: 1914-1976
Quantity: 4.99 cubic feet (7 boxes)
3 vertical files
19 microfilm reels
3 sound cassettes
3 sound tape reels
2 CD-ROM discs
Languages: Collection materials are in English.

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



Biographical Note

Carlos Bulosan was a Filipino-American author, poet, and migrant laborer. Carlos Bulosan was born in the Philippines in 1911. He began working as a day laborer at age 11 after only 3 years of formal schooling. He left home to provide for his own support at age 13. In 1931, at age 17, he came to Seattle, Washington but within 2 days was shanghaied by a local hotel proprietor and sold to an Alaskan fish cannery. At the end of the season he came back to Washington and began work as a migrant farm worker, mostly in Washington and California. During the years 1935-1941, he attempted to organize migrant workers into unions and began to write about their conditions, particularly those of Filipino immigrant workers. He had begun to write in 1936 during a two year stay in a Los Angeles hospital for tuberculosis. He published some poetry in 1936, and short stories in 1938. He continued writing until about the mid-1940s, and wrote very little during the last 10 years of his life. He died in 1956.

Arrangement

Arranged in 6 accessions:

  • Accession No. 0581-010, Carlos Bulosan poems and writing, 1914, undated
  • Accession No. 0581-011, Carlos Bulosan writings, 1936, undated
  • Accession No. 0581-012, Carlos Bulosan papers, 1936-1976 (bulk 1948-1956)
  • Accession No. 0581-013, Sound cassettes about Carlos Bulosan, 1959-1960
  • Accession No. 0581-014, Carlos Bulosan papers, 1953
  • Accession No. 0581-015, Ralph Franklin postcard, 1963

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, and scrapbook.

Restrictions on Access

Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.

Restrictions on Use

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


Inventory

  
Accession No. 0581-010
Carlos Bulosan poems and writing, 1914, undated
.03 cubic feet (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.
Location of Originals
Originals donated to the University of the Philippines by L. Lagda.

  
Accession No. 0581-011
Carlos Bulosan writings, 1936, undated
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)
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.
Physical/Technical Access
Listening equipment necessary for 7-inch reel-to-reel audio tapes and cassette audio tapes. Microfilm reader necessary to view microfilm. Contact Special Collections for details.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users. Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.
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.
Box/FolderDate
Writings
Prose
1/1Biographical sketch for 20th century authorsundated
1/2"The cry and the dedication"undated
circa 250 pages
1/3"The cry and the dedication"undated
circa 250 pages
1/4"A rich man in the family"undated
9 pages
1/5"The power of music"undated
11 pages
1/6"Wisdom of Uncle Sator"undated
19 pages
1/7"Betrayal of Uncle Soyoc"undated
8 pages
1/8"Homecoming of Uncle Manuel"undated
7 pages
1/9"A servant in the house"undated
10 pages
1/10"Dinner with a king"undated
9 pages, with two different copies of page 67
1/11"The story of creation"undated
100 pages
1/12"A trip to Baguio"undated
16 pages
1/13"Marriage of Cousin Pedro"undated
8 pages
1/14"Be American"undated
9 pages
1/15"Bandit and the tax collector"undated
8 pages
1/16"The betrayal of Uncle Roman"undated
11 pages
1/17"Son of Uncle Sator"undated
10 pages
1/18"I am not a laughing man"undated
7 pages
1/19"My first day in America"undated
3 pages
1/20"The summer of beautiful music"undated
7 pages
1/21"Return of the amorous ghost"undated
10 pages
1/22"Lonesome mermaid"undated
8 pages
1/23"The great lover"undated
10 pages
1/24"Springtime of my father"undated
7 pages
1/25"Now long shadows were falling"undated
61 pages
1/26"The big convention"undated
26 pages
1/27"The amorous ghost came to town"undated
9 pages
1/28"The beer drinkers"undated
9 pages
1/29"Heart of darkness"undated
4 pages
1/30"Tales from the old country"undated
8 pages
1/31"Really, a ghost?"undated
8 pages
1/32"The rooster's egg"undated
14 pages
1/33"Unfinished portrait"undated
9 pages
1/34"Cat in the rain"undated
12 pages
1/35"The younger sister"undated
18 pages
1/36"I don't know why"undated
7 pages
2/1"My brother Joey"undated
17 pages
2/2"The stolen violin"undated
11 pages
2/3"The night reveals"undated
12 pages
2/4"Death of an author"undated
8 pages
2/5"I should have stood in bed"undated
13 pages
2/6"Miracle by the sea"undated
4 pages
2/7"The thief"undated
12 pages
2/8"The glorious day"undated
9 pages
2/9"Americano from Luzon"undated
8 pages
2/10"Odyssey of Constantia Drake"undated
10 pages
2/11"Romance of Magno Rubio"undated
20 pages
2/12"We laugh a little"undated
17 pages
2/13"The hairline of Pantaleon Cordalles Moradoro"undated
20 pages
2/14"The worldbeaters"undated
22 pages
2/15"The tall white horse"undated
19 pages
2/16"The angel in Santo Domingo"undated
22 pages
2/17"A city in the sky"undated
26 pages
2/18"How my brother Leon brought home a wife and other Philippine stories," edited by Leopoldo Y. Yabes and Carlos Bulosanundated
circa 600 pages
3/1"Cry Away the Years"undated
3/2"In Search of America"undated
3/2"Sammy Cook's Shoeshine Box"undated
3/2"A Story of Faith"undated
3/3-7"A Virgin for Cousin Pedro and Other Tales of Luzon"undated
181 pages
Scope and Content: For preservation, some pages have been photocopied and the originals are stored in Vertical File 2731.
3/8"As Long as the Grass Shall Grow"undated
3/9"The Betrayal of Uncle Roman"undated
11 pages
3/10"Death of a Rich Man"undated
10 pages
3/11"The Return of Uncle Sator"undated
9 pages
3/12"The Son of Uncle Sator"undated
10 pages
3/13"A Trip to Bagvio"undated
16 pages
3/14"The Ugly Hunter and the Beautiful Woman and Other Tales"undated
13 pages
3/15"The Filipino Houseboy"undated
12 pages
3/15"In Manila: A Fragment"undated
6 pages
3/15"Girl on the Beach"undated
12 pages
3/15"What Happened Before"undated
5 pages
3/15"One Winter Night"undated
7 pages
3/15"Even the Rain Remembers"undated
16 pages
3/15"My Brother's Marriage"undated
3 pages
3/15"The Genius"undated
14 pages
3/15"Cabin in the Orchard"undated
6 pages
3/15"My Filipino Houseboy"undated
12 pages
3/15"My Father Goes to Court"undated
6 pages
3/15"The Little Brown Mouse"undated
14 pages
3/15"Nightfall"undated
9 pages
3/15"Sammy Cooke's Shoeshine Box"undated
8 pages
3/16"How my stories were written"undated
1 item
3/16Fragmentsundated
2 items
Poems
3/17"I Want the Wide American Earth"undated
25 autographed copies
3/18"Adoration"undated
3/18"Allan"undated
3/18"Dark Moment"undated
3/18"Desire"undated
3/18"Elegy for Mary Ann"undated
3/18"Epitaph"undated
3/18"Exits and Entrances for Our Time"undated
3/18"For Marjorie"undated
3/18"Gift"undated
3/18"I saw your face"undated
3/18"In the moonlight"undated
3/18"Interlude" (two versions)undated
3/18"A Little Poem"undated
3/18"Marching"undated
3/18"My new room"undated
3/18"Okaboji Lake - Iowa"undated
3/18"Our lives conflicted towards the end"undated
3/18"Passage from life"undated
3/18"A song of freedom"undated
3/18"Testament"undated
3/18"To Adam, with thanks"undated
3/18"Who was it that loved a tree"undated
3/18Fragmentundated
3/19"Exits and Entrances for Our Time"undated
3/19"For Chris - on his birthday"1954
3/19"The Good Life: What Did I Know"undated
3/19"I met her in the tall summertime"undated
3/19"I write a poem about you pen"undated
3/19"Into the world I walk free"undated
3/19"A Midnight Song"undated
3/19"My Country/My Street"undated
3/19"The Oak Tree"undated
3/19"The Surrounded"undated
3/19"You shall know my sons"undated
3/19Fragmentundated
3/20"Another Legend"undated
3/20"A Darkness. A Snowfall. A Rain."undated
3/20"Landscape With a Bottle"undated
3/20"Last Poem"undated
3/20"You will grow old together"undated
3/21Draftsundated
approximately 19 pages
3/22"A Hill. A House. And Love."undated, 1954
3/22"All Summer"1954
3/22"Another April"1954
3/22"Another Letter to J. II"1954
2 pages
3/22"Aha! or The Face of Love"undated
2 pages
3/23"Conversation at Midnight"undated
3/23"Discovery of a Memory"1954
3/23"Exits and Entrances for Our Time"1954
3/23"In Memory and the Flags Are There"undated
3/23"In Remembrance"1954
3/24"I Want the Rich Philippine Earth"1953
3 pages
3/24"Lament For a Sleeping Child"undated
3/24"Landscape"undated
3/25"Letter to T." (unfinished)undated
2 pages
3/25"The Living Seed"undated
3/25"Love Song (Recuerdo for Josephine)"undated
2 pages
3/26"My Country and My Street"1955
3/26"The Oak Leaf"undated
3/26"On a Day in Seattle"undated
3/26"Once Again I Will Tell You"undated
2 pages
3/26"On that Day"undated
3/27"My New Room (For Chris and Irene)"1955
3/27"My Sister, My Bride"undated
2 pages
3/27"A New Year Letter"1954
3/27"II. October 31, 1954"circa 1954
3 pages
3/28"Poem to Be Whispered"undated
3/28"Prologue"undated
3/28"Remembrance: I"undated
3/28"Remembrance: II"undated
3/29"Song for Chris Mensalves' Birthday"1954
3/29"The Song I Sing at Midnight"1953
2 pages each, 2 copies
3/30"The Vaulted Wall"undated
3/30"A Walk Through the Woods"undated
3/30"The Young Ones"undated
3/31Untitled poemsundated
2 pages
Poems "compiled for Chris and Irene"
4/1"When I was a Little Boy: A Dream"undated
4/1"The Bee and the Rose"undated
4/1"When the Knife Cut You"undated
4/1"I Cannot Lose You"undated
4/1"White Rose, Wild Rose, Lost Rose"undated
4/1"When You Were a Little Girl"undated
4/1"Dark Moment"undated
4/1"The Blue Sky"undated
4/1"Testament"undated
4/1"Little Elegy"undated
4/1"Fear"undated
4/1"Desire"undated
4/1"My Country"undated
4/1"Growth"undated
4/1"Is It a Poem"undated
4/1"Silence"undated
4/1"My Mother"undated
4/1"But Eyes"undated
4/1"Cancione Maldita"undated
4/1"Land of the Morning"undated
4/1"Can I Love You"undated
4/1"Of Love and Hate"undated
4/1"Unfinished Letter"undated
4/1"Will You be Men When You Grow Up"undated
4/1"There is only you in the poem"undated
4/1"What Would You Do"undated
4/1"Adoration"undated
4/1"My People"undated
4/1"A Song of Freedom"undated
4/1"Gift"undated
4/1"Marching"undated
4/1"In the Moonlight"undated
4/1"Forever"undated
4/1"Little Song"undated
4/1"When I Was a Little Boy: A Reality"undated
4/1"Praise and Warning"undated
4/1"A Little Poem"undated
4/1"Mother and Child"undated
4/1"Testament of Earth"undated
4/1"A Bright Star"undated
4/1"Miracle of Spring"undated
4/1"Passage from Life"undated
4/1"Land of Beauty"undated
4/1"Beautiful Boy"undated
4/1"Two Eternities"undated
4/1"Now You are Still"undated
4/1"Only a Bird"undated
4/2"The Dream"undated
4/2"Morning Song"undated
4/2"The Morning is Still Dark"undated
4/2"About Socrates"undated
4/2"My Sisters in the Garden"undated
4/2"Anticipation and Contemplation"undated
4/2"Silence"undated
4/2"Prayer for the Beloved Dead"undated
4/2"Where My Love Lies"undated
4/2"What Is a Poet?"undated
4/2"The Consolation of Ambiguity"undated
4/2"Dark Moment"undated
4/2"The Map of Life"undated
4/2"Needing No Time"undated
4/2"Tale of the Sleeping Dog" (2 copies)undated
4/2"Theseus"undated
4/2"Letter to Fred, My Nephew"undated
4/2"My Father Was a Working Man"undated
Plays
4/3 The Masquerade Ball: A New Year's Eve Legend undated
4/3 The Wall undated
4/4 Jose Rizal - excerptundated
Scope and Content: In verse.
4/5 Jose Rizal undated
Scope and Content: In verse.
4/6 Jose Rizal - fragmentsundated
10 pages
Scope and Content: In verse.
4/7 The Big Silver Dollar undated undated
4/7 The Worldbeaters undated undated
Correspondence
General Correspondence
4/8Carlos Bulosan1948, 1955, undated
6 items
4/9Carlos Bulosan to Mary Gibson1953 May 14
5 items
Scope and Content: Includes 4 pages of verses.
4/10Bulosan Manuscript Committee1959, 1960
5 items
4/11Bauer, Harry C. 1956
8 items
4/12Bulosan, Marjorie1949, 1950-1953
4 items
4/12Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, International, Local 7-C1952
2 items
4/12Josephine Patrick to Washington State Committee for the Protection of the Foreign Born1953 April 23
1 item
Incoming letters
4/13Bulosan, Aurelio1948
4 items
4/13Bulosan, Marjorie Patton1953, undated
6 items
4/13Committee to Sponsor (Luis) Taruc's Autobiography1953
1 item
4/13Harcourt, Brace and Company, Publishers, New York1955
1 item
4/13Kunkel, Donald R.1953
1 item
4/13Lieber, Maxin1948
1 item
4/13 The Nation 1953
1 item
4/13Saunders, Marion1949
1 item
4/13Wilson (H. W.) Company, publishers, New York1953
1 item
4/13Wolf, Harriet1948-1949
5 items
4/141948-19561948-1956
8 items
Outgoing letters
4/15undatedundated
1 item
4/161947-19551947-1955
5 items
4/17Of Others Concerning the Bulosan Manuscripts Collectionundated
Financial records
4/181954-19551954-1955
4 items
4/19Harcourt, Brace and Company1950
1 item
4/19Lieber, Maxim1949
1 item
Lists
4/20undatedundated
3 items
4/21The Carlos Bulosan Fundundated
1 item
Publications
4/22International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen's Union, Cannery Workers, Local 37, Edited by Bulosancirca 1950
4/23International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen's Union, Cannery Workers, Local 37, Edited by Bulosan1952
1 item
4/24 Common Ground 1949
1 item
Scope and Content: Includes prose, "As Long as the Grass Shall Grow."
4/24 Frontier and Midland 1936
1 item
Scope and Content: Includes poem "At Winter Evening."
Box
6 Saturday Evening Post - "The Four Freedoms"    OVERSIZE1943
1 item
Box/Folder
4/25-26Clippingsundated
Sound recordingsundated
3 reel-to-reel tapes
Digital Content/Other Formats: Cassette listening copies available in folder 5/3 of Accession No.0581-013.
4/27Reminiscences - Bulosan's later years by Josephine Patrick, Berry Hatton, Red Gibbs1966
1 item
5/1Reminiscences -- by Chris Mensalvas1959
1 item
5/2Tribute to Carlos Bulosan by friends and associates1974
1 item
5/3Interviews1959, 1960
Cassette tapes
Scope and Content: Duplicates of interviews of November 19, 1959 and June 19, 1960.
5/4Miscellaneousundated
6 items
5/5Notesundated
1 item
5/6Ephemera1976
3 items
5/7Biographical and bibliographical informationundated
Speeches and writings of others
5/8Poem - "Bulosan New" by Alvaro Cardona-Hineundated
5/9Unpublished manuscript by Trinidad A. Rojocirca 1946
5/10Photographsundated
5/11Miscellanyundated
5/12Ethnic Cultural Center Production Itemsundated
Box
6Scrapbook    OVERSIZEundated
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
1Play in Verse - Jose Rizal
Poems
1"July 5, 1953'undated
1"The Oak Tree"undated
1"Into the world I walk free"undated
1"My Country"undated
1"My Street"undated
1"A Midnight Song"undated
1"All Summer"undated
1"A Hill. A House. and Love."undated
1"Another April"undated
1"Discovery of a Minority"undated
1"Exits and Entrances for Our Time"undated
1""I met her in the tall summertime""undated
1"The Good Life: What Did I Know"undated
1Noteundated
Poems
1"Now That You are Still"undated
1"The Surrounded"undated
1"October 31, 1954"undated
1"Legend for Our Time"undated
1"Now that I lost you"undated
1"My New Room"undated
1"The time is too late"undated
1"The Song of Songs"undated
1"Peaceful You, Immortal You"undated
1"Our lives conflicted towards the end"undated
1"Lullabye and Goodnight"undated
1"Aha? on the Face of Love"undated
1"Song after Reading Harriet Tubman's Life"undated
1"A New Year Letter"undated
1"Poem for a Moment"undated
1"Desolation"undated
1"The Song of the Sun"undated
1"The Vaulted Wall"undated
1"A Nightfall Song"undated
1"Love Letter"undated
1"When Night Falls"undated
1"Song for Chris Mensalvas' Birthday - June 24, 1954"undated
1"The Masquerade Ball: A New Year's Eve Legend"undated
1"In Search of America"undated
Outgoing Letters
1Marjorieundated
1 item
1Chrisundated
1 item
1Mattundated
1 item
1Mary Gibsonundated
2 items
Scope and Content: Includes poem for Maria.
1Chrisundated
1 item
1Mary Gibsonundated
2 items
1Florentino B. Valeros1953 February 8
Scope and Content: Partial bibliography attached.
1Prose: "A Virgin for Cousin Pedro and Other Tales of Luzon"undated
18 pages
Poems "compiled for Chris and Irene"undated
1"When I was a Little Boy: A Dream"undated
1"The Bee and the Rose"undated
1"When the Knife Cut You"undated
1"I Cannot Lose You"undated
1"White Rose, Wild Rose, Lost Rose"undated
1"When You Were a Little Girl"undated
1"Dark Moment"undated
1"The Blue Sky"undated
1"Testament"undated
1"Little Elegy"undated
1"Fear"undated
1"Desire"undated
1"My Country"undated
1"Growth"undated
1"Is It A Poem"undated
1"Silence"undated
1"My Mother"undated
1"But Eyes"undated
1"Cancione Maldeta"undated
1"Land of the Morning"undated
1"Can I Love You"undated
1"Of Love and Hate"undated
1"Unfinished Letter"undated
1"Will You be Men When You Grow Up"undated
1"There is only You in the Poem"undated
1"What Would You Do"undated
1"Adoration"undated
1"My People"undated
1"A Song of Freedom"undated
1"Gift"undated
1"Marching"undated
1"In the Moonlight"undated
1"Forever"undated
1"Little Song"undated
1"When I was a Little Boy: A Reality"undated
1"Praise and Warning"undated
1"A Little Poem"undated
1"Mother and Children"undated
1"Testament of Earth"undated
1"A Bright Star"undated
1"Miracle of Spring"undated
1"Passage from Life"undated
1"Land of Beauty"undated
1"Beautiful Boy"undated
1"Two Eternities"undated
1"How You are Still"undated
1"Only a Bird"undated
2Scrapbookundated
3Textbook - Manila Bureau of Public Schools, Philippine Prose and Poetry(Volume 4, Manila. Bureau of Printing)1951
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
4Manuscripts of Carlos Bulosan in the University of Chicago Libraryundated
Restrictions on Use: No reproduction without permission from University of Chicago.
Outgoing letters
4Harriet Monroe (editor of Poetry Magazine)undated
11 items
Scope and Content: Includes brief biography, 1931-1936.
Poems
4"Without Ceremony"undated
4"Letter from America"undated
4"In time of drought"undated
4"Secret"undated
4"No Story"undated
4"Monuments"undated
General correspondence
4Donald J. Paquette to Harrietundated
4Monroe concerning Carlos Bulosan1936
1 item
Outgoing letters
4Martin D. Zabell1937
1 item
4Geraldine Volellundated
6 items
4George Dillonundated
5 items
Poems
4"The Young Man"undated
4"Night Piece"undated
4"Needing No Time"undated
4"The Phoenix"undated
Three Poems:
4"Letter in Exile"undated
4"American History"undated
4"Sunset and Evening Star"undated
5Play in verse - Jose Rizal
Poemsundated
5"All Summer"undated
5"A Hill. A House. And Love"undated
5"Always when I thought I found a sheltered sky"undated
5"Another April"undated
5"Another Letter to J."undated
5"Discovery of a Memory"undated
5"Exits and Entrances for our Time"undated
5"In Remembrance"undated
5"My Country/My Street"undated
5"My New Room"undated
5"My Sister, My Bride"undated
5"The Oak Leaf"undated
5"Once Again I will Tell You"undated
5"Song for Chris Mensalvas' Birthday"undated
5"The Vaulted Wall"undated
5"A Walk through the Woods"undated
5"The Young Ones"undated
Incoming letters
5Valeros, Florentino E.1955
3 items
5Yabes, Leopoldo Y.1948
1 item
5Wallyundated
1 item
5Outgoing Letters to Josephine Patrick1954, undated
4 items
Custodial History: Originals in possession of Josephine Patrick.
Writings of Bulosan
Plays
6 The Big Silver Dollar undated
6 The Worldbeaters undated
Prose
6"As Long as the Grass Shall Grow"undated
Poetry
6"Another Legend"undated
6"A Darkness. A Snowfall. A Rain"undated
6"Landscape With a Bottle"undated
6"Last Poem"undated
6"You will grow old together"undated
Incoming letters
6Bulosan, Aurelio1948
4 items
6Bulosan, Marjorie Patton1953, undated
6 items
6Committee to Sponsor (Luis) Taruc's Autobiography1953
1 item
6Harcourt, Brace and Company, Publishers New York1955
1 item
6Kunkel, Donald R.1953
1 item
6Lieber, Maxim1948
1 item
6 The Nation 1958
1 item
6Gaunders, Marion1949
1 item
6Wilson (H. W.) Company, publishers, New York1953
1 item
6Wolf, Harriet1948-1949
5 items
6Outgoing lettersundated
1 item
General correspondence - Miscellaneous
6Bulosan, Marjorie Patton1949, 1950, 1952
4 items
6Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, International, Local 7-C1952
2 items
6Josephine Patrick to Washington State Committee for the Protection of the Foreign Born1353 April 23
1 item
Financial records
6Harcourt, Brace and Company1950
1 item
6Lieber, Maxim1949
1 item
Lists
6The Carlos Bulosan Fundundated
1 item
6Notesundated
1 item
6Ephemera1976
3 items
6Publication: Saturday Evening Post special edition1943
1 item
Scope and Content: Including "Freedom from Want" by Bulosan.
Selections from prose writingsundated
7"A rich man in the family"undated
9 pages
7"The power of music"undated
11 pages
7"Wisdom of Uncle Sator"undated
19 pages
7"Betrayal of Uncle Soyoc"undated
8 pages
7"Homecoming of Uncle Manuel"undated
7 pages
7"A servant in the house"undated
10 pages
7"Dinner with a king"undated
9 pages, with two different copies of page 67
7"The story of creation"undated
100 pages
7"A trip to Baguio"undated
16 pages
7"Marriage of Cousin Pedro"undated
8 pages
7"Be American"undated
9 pages
7"Bandit and the tax collector"undated
8 pages
7"The betrayal of Uncle Roman"undated
11 pages
7"Son of Uncle Sator"undated
10 pages
7"I am not a laughing man"undated
7 pages
7"My first day in America"undated
3 pages
7"The summer of beautiful music"undated
7 pages
7"Return of the amorous ghost"undated
10 pages
7"Lonesome mermaid"undated
8 pages
7"The great lover"undated
10 pages
7"Springtime of my father"undated
7 pages
7"Now long shadows were falling"undated
61 pages
7"The big convention"undated
26 pages
7"The amorous ghost came to town"undated
9 pages
7"The beer drinkers"undated
9 pages
7"Heart of darkness"undated
4 pages
7"Tales from the old country"undated
8 pages
7"Really, a ghost?"undated
8 pages
7"The rooster's egg"undated
14 pages
7"Unfinished portrait"undated
9 pages
7"Cat in the rain"undated
12 pages
7"The younger sister"undated
18 pages
7"I don't know why"undated
7 pages
7"My brother Joey"undated
17 pages
7"The stolen violin"undated
11 pages
7"The night reveals"undated
12 pages
7"Death of an author"undated
8 pages
7"I should have stood in bed"undated
13 pages
7"Miracle by the sea"undated
4 pages
7"The thief"undated
12 pages
7"The glorious day"undated
9 pages
7"Americano from Luzon"undated
8 pages
7"Odyssey of Constantia Drake"undated
10 pages
7"Romance of Magno Rubio"undated
20 pages
7"We laugh a little"undated
17 pages
7"The hairline of Pantaleon Cordalles Moradoro"undated
20 pages
7"The worldbeaters"undated
22 pages
7"The tall white horse"undated
19 pages
7"The angel in Santo Domingo"undated
22 pages
7"A city in the sky"undated
26 pages
8Outgoing letters to Josephine Patrick1953-1955
Custodial History: Originals in possession of Josephine Patrick.
9"The Cry and the Dedication"undated

  
Accession No. 0581-013
Sound recordings about Carlos Bulosan, 1959-1960
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.
Physical/Technical Access
Listening equipment necessary for cassette audio tapes or CD-ROM. Contact Special Collections for details.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users. Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.
Acquisition Info
Copied July 31, 1997, July 2007

  
Accession No. 0581-014
Carlos Bulosan papers, 1953
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, 1963
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

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Bulosan, Carlos--Archives.
Franklin, Ralph.
Mensalvas, Chris D., d. 1977--Interviews.
Patrick, Josephine--Interviews.
Organizations:
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. Local 37 (Seattle, Wash.)
Geographic Names:
Seattle (Wash.)-- Intellectual life--20th century.
Seattle (Wash.)--Social life and customs--20th century.
Subjects:
American literature--Filipino American authors.
American poetry--Filipino American authors.
Dramatists, American--Washington (State)--Seattle--20th century.
Filipino American authors--Washington(State)--Seattle.
Filipino American theater.
Filipino Americans in literature.
Filipino Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle--20th century.
Filipino Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives.
Political activists--Washington (State)--Seattle--20th century.
Genre Headings:
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Correspondence.
Ephemera.
Financial records.
Reminiscences.
Scrapbooks.
Yearbooks.
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