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Philippine and Filipino American History & Heritage

This guides primarily describes resources available at the UMD Libraries for research on the history of the Philipines and the experience of Filipino Americans. The guide also directs researchers to collections and resources beyond the UMD Libraries.



This is a guide to important primary and secondary sources on the history of the Philippines and Filipino Americans. The emphasis of this guide is on material available in the University of Maryland Libraries' Special Collections available in the Maryland Room of Hornbake Library, but general collections and external resources are also included. Contact the subject specialist for more information and assistance.

Image Citation: Photograph documents a celebration and social event of the Filipino Guerrillas of Bataan Association. Photo was taken at the Drake Hotel, Chicago, Ill., on September 19, 1943.  Available in the UMD Libraries Digital Collections as part of the Filipino American Community Archives.

The Maryland Room

Located on the first floor of Hornbake Library North, the Maryland Room serves as the reading room for Special Collections and University Archives. All materials from our collections must be viewed in the reading room.

The Maryland Room is open to University of Maryland students, faculty, and staff; faculty, students, and staff from other colleges and universities; local, national, and international scholars; and members of the general public. You do not need an appointment to view materials in the Maryland Room.  

Materials accessed in the Maryland Room are only available to view in the reading room, and do not circulate.  For directions, hours, and other information, please visit the Maryland Room homepage.  

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