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.
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,
(four record storage cartons; fourteen document cases; two oversized cartons; six items removed to the map case)
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.
There are no access restrictions on this collection except where noted at file-level.