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Finding aid to the Celestino Tagimacruz Alfafara Papers
SFH 557  
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Series 1 Records

box 5, folder 2

Awards and Certificates 1914-1979

box 1, folder 1


box 1, folder 2

Brochures: Golden Gate International Exposition Philippine Day 1939

box 1, folder 3-4

Correspondence 1928-1949

box 1, folder 5-7

Family Tree / Genealogy Research

box 5

Holy Cards

box 1, folder 8

News clippings 1935-1957

box 5

Only One Love by Chas. Garvice

box 1, folder 9

Philippines War Relief 1944-1945

box 5

Pictorial Album on Rizal Album Pictorico Sobre Rizal

box 1, folder 10

Publications 1934-1991



box 5

The Oracle, Oakdale Union High School 1922, 1928

box 5

The Academian, Carcar Academy, Carcar, Cebu 1950


Series 2 Graphic Materials

box 3, folder 17

Subseries 2.1 Negatives


Subseries 2.2 Prints

box 3, folder 16

Folder Frames

drawer 10, folder 1-6

Panoramas 1924-1955

folder 7

Panoramas. USS Texas crew posing on deck circa 1940

box 4

Small Prints. Family Photographs

Scope and Contents

Contains snapshots of casual family moments - often posed - from both the Philipines and the United States. Mostly in black and white with some color images included. Photographs contain images of ships, baseball games, banquets, Caballeros de Dimas-Alang, birthday parties, children, posing with cars, dancing, the Marvel Movie Theater, mountainscapes, airplanes, men in navy uniforms and fishing boats. There are many photographs of people posing for the camera.
box 3

8 x 10

box 3, folder 1-4

Caballeros de Dimas-Alang 1945-1971

box 3, folder 5

Celestino Alfafara

box 3, folder 6-8

Events 1937-Circa 1960

box 3, folder 9

Exteriors Circa 1950

box 3, folder 10-12

Family Photographs Circa 1920-Circa 1960

box 3, folder 13

Leonor Rivera Annual Children's Christmas Party 1959

box 3, folder 14

Wedding Circa 1955

box 3, folder 15

Women in Cultural Garb Circa 1955


Subseries 2.3 Postcards

box 4

Photo Postcards

Scope and Contents

Photo postcards mostly contain images from the Philipines. There are some images of California including: Guernville, Sonoma, Tahoe, Livermore, Colfax, Oakland, San Simeon and trains. One view of San Francisco at Geary and Market is inclduded along with portraits of people from both the Philipines and the United States.

Photomechanical Postcards

box 5

Ricordo di Napoli

box 4

San Francisco Subjects

box 4

Not San Francisco Subjects

box 4

Calling Cards


Subseries 2.4 Scrapbooks / Photo Albums


Photo Albums

box 2, folder 4-5

Alfafara Family 1923-1930

Scope and Contents

Photo album contains black and white images from the Philipines. Some images have been colored.
box 2, folder 6-7

Alfafara Family 1930-1939

Scope and Contents

Contains black and white images of the family in California and San Francisco. Some images include views with San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, or the House of Shields in the background.
box 2, folder 8

Alfafara Family 1931

Scope and Contents

Includes black and white images of the family posing in California.
box 2, folder 9

Alfafara Family. Juanita 1931-1960

Scope and Contents

Includes black and white images of Juanita Alfafara with family and friends. Included are images of the Maria Clara Lodge and the Saturnina Rizal Lodge of Salinas.
box 2, folder 10-12

Alfafara Family 1940-1958, 1971

Scope and Contents

Includes black and white snapshots of the Dimas-Alang Temple, group photos, birthday celebrations, parades, Filipino Inter-community Organization, boarding a ship, posing in front of cars, men and women in uniform, Filipino Bachelors Club, Filipino Children's Club of San Francisco, ships and fishing industry, weddings, International Family Circle of San Francisco, graduation photos, banquets, Philippine Aviation Training Program. Includes some color photographs.
box 2, folder 2-3

Celestino 1916-1923

Scope and Contents

Photographs include images from the Philipines.
box 5, folder 3

Family Photo Album 1956-1960

Scope and Contents

Includes images of a young family with lots of children. Includes both black and white and color photographs.
box 2, folder 1

Juanita 1915-1930

Scope and Contents

Photographs contain black and white images of family life if California. Also included is one color photo of 2912 Laguna in San Francisco and a family tree. Scrapbook items include letters of recomendation and school reports.
box 6

Photocopies of Albums in Original Order



box 2, folder 13-15

Family Scrapbook Circa 1950

Scope and Contents

Includes St. Ignatius High School ephemera, graduation photographs, black and white images of father-son picnic, wedding photos, St. Vincent de Paul photographs, travel photos to various places, Philipino Youth league, American Can Company group photograph, Caballeros de Dimas-Alang ephemera.
box 5, folder 1

Alfafara Family Scrapbook 1914-1965

Scope and Contents

Contains black and white images of Alfafara family in both the Philipines and California. Many of the photographs include anotations.