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  • Acquisition Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: Sam Tagatac collection
    Identifier/Call Number: CEMA 107
    Language of Material: English, Tagalog.
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Physical Description: 37 Linear Feet (144 motion picture film reels, 16 audiotape reels)
    Date (inclusive): approximately 1969-1980s
    Abstract: Film and audiotape reels produced by Filipino American Sam Tagatac (1939-2021), recording Filipino American life and culture in California, including Manilatown in San Francisco.
    Physical Location: Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

    Use Restrictions

    Property rights to the collection and physical objects belong to the Regents of the University of California acting through the Department of Special Research Collections at the UCSB Library. All applicable literary rights, including copyright to the collection and physical objects, are protected under Chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code and are retained by the creator and the copyright owner, heir(s), or assigns.
    All requests to reproduce, quote from, or otherwise reuse collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Department of Special Research Collections at UCSB at special@ucsb.edu. Consent is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California acting through the Department of Special Research Collections at UCSB as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s), or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or their assigns for permission to publish where the UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], Sam Tagatac collection, CEMA 107. Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Sam Tagatac on March 1, 2007.

    Biographical Note

    Filipino American Sam Tagatac (1939-2021) was a filmmaker, poet, writer, and artist who grew up in Santa Barbara, California. Tagatac graduated from the California State University at San Francisco (SFSU) with a B.A. and M.A. in film. He taught film in the Asian American Studies Department at SFSU, and attended the University of California, Los Angeles.
    Tagatac lived in Santa Barbara, California, where he owned Sam's Manila Café, Billings, Montana, and Lompoc, California. Among the films he made was P.O.C. Filipino Community Organizing. Tagatac's poems and short stories were published in several anthologies.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains sixteen audiotapes and 144 motion picture films produced by Filipino American Sam Tagatac (1939-2021).
    The film and audiotape reels contain footage, dating to the 1960s and early 1970s, recording Filipino American culture and life in Manilatown, a district in downtown San Francisco centered around Kearny and Jackson streets that existed from the 1920s to the 1970s. Manilatown included such businesses as the International Hotel, ("I-Hotel"), the Manila Cafe, Bataan Lunch, Lucky M. Pool Hall, and Tino's Barber Shop. These establishments, along with many others, served the residents of the area before their forced relocation during the urban redevelopment of the 1960s and 1970s, under the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Filipino Americans -- California -- Social life and customs
    Filipino Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- History -- 20th century
    Motion picture film
    Open reel audiotapes
    International Hotel (San Francisco, Calif.) -- History