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Filipino Americans/Florante Peter Ibanez Collection
SPC.2020.024  
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Description
This collection contains programs, flyers, reports, newspapers, magazines, books, DVDs, VHS tapes, t-shirts, and other material belonging to Florante Peter Ibanez. A majority of the material in this collection relates to Filipino American events, organizations, history and culture. This collection also contains material related to Chinese American, Japanese American, Hawaiian; and other Asian American and Pacific Islander events and organizations.
Background
Florante Peter Ibanez is a librarian, archivist, and scholar of Asian American studies. He is a retired manager of library computer services at Loyola Law School; adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University and Pasadena City College; member of the California Library Services Board; UCLA Library and Information Studies Diversity Council member; UCLA Pilipino Alumni advisory board member, and committee member of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs. A native of Southern California, Ibanez grew up at his mother's home in the South Bay, and his father's home in Watts after his parents divorced when he was three. Ibanez then lived in Carson after his father moved there when he was in junior high school, and he stayed there to attend California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). Ibanez went on to attend University of California, Irvine (UCI) where he earned his bachelor's degree in comparative cultures in 1977. Prior to enrolling at UCI, Ibanez helped found UCLA Samahang Pilipino while working as a resource development coordinator at the UCLA Asian American Studies Center. While at UCI, Ibanez became involved with Filipino American community organizations including Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA) which was formed in 1972, co-founded UCI Kababayan, and was an advocate for the creation of the UCI Cross Cultural Center. Ibanez has also written a book on Filipino American history entitled "Filipinos in Carson and the South Bay" (2009) by Arcadia Publishing; as well as contributed to other publications such as ""Hawaiians in Los Angeles," (2012) "Filipinos in San Diego," (2010) and "Filipinos in Los Angeles" (2007) all by Arcadia Publishing; "Shades of California: The Hidden Beauty of Ordinary Life" (Heyday Press, 2001); "Letters in Exile: A Pilipino American Anthology" (UCLA Press, 1976); and "Through the Archival Looking Glass: A Reader on Diversity and Inclusion" (Society of American Archivists, 2014).
Extent
17 boxes (four record storage cartons; twelve document cases; three oversized cartons; five items removed to the map case)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
There are no access restrictions on this collection except where noted at file-level.