The collection contains correspondence, documents, reports, and clippings of Charles F. Manahan, an American soldier in the
34th U.S. Infantry, relating to military operations in the Philippines ca. 1899-1901. Many of the items date from a later
period and refer back to specific incidents in the Philippines during the Philippine Insurrection, as well as to surviving
Charles F. Manahan joined the 34th Infantry United States Volunteers Company B as a young man in 1899 and served in the Philippines
during the conflict known as the Philippine Insurrection. He attained the rank of captain, and after being mustered out of
service with the company on April 17, 1901, he moved to Pasadena, California, where he became a successful jeweler. In 1928,
he helped found the 34th U.S.V. Infantry Veterans' Association, and began the long task of tracking down his former comrades-in-arms.
The following year, he began publishing a monthly Bulletin, featuring reminiscences and updates relating to the regiment's members. He continued to publish the Bulletin for the next 26 years, as well as organizing the group's periodic reunion weekends. Then, in 1961, he donated his collection
to the UCSB Libraries' Wyles Collection.
.2 linear feet
(1 half-size document box)
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.