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Guide to the Manahan (Charles F.) Collection
Wyles Mss 45  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Manahan (Charles F.) Collection,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1900-1951
    Collection Number: Wyles Mss 45
    Creator: Manahan, Charles F.
    Extent: .2 linear feet (1 half-size document box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Del Sur
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Manahan (Charles F.) Collection. Wyles Mss 45. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Charles F. Manahan, 1961.


    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.
    The Philippine Insurrection, also referred to as the Philippine-American War, began in 1899 when, at the conclusion of the Spanish-American War, the United States took control of the Philippines, which had been a Spanish colony for centuries. An army of Filipino nationalists led by Emilio Aguinaldo had started a revolution against the Spanish colonialist government in 1896, and had allied themselves with the Americans during the Spanish-American War. However, when the United States decided to set up its own colonialist government, rather than granting the island nation its independence, Aguinaldo's army continued the revolution. After three years of savage guerilla warfare, Aguinaldo was captured by American forces under the command of Brigadier General Frederick Funston. Deprived of its leader, the Filipino guerilla army collapsed, and U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt declared the conflict to be ended. The Philippines remained a colony of the United States until being granted independence in 1946.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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 veterans.
    The United States, Army, 34th Infantry (Volunteer), Veterans' Association, Bulletin, volumes 1-26, 1929-1955, was published by Charles F. Manahan in Pasadena, California. Special Collections has a complete run which has been cataloged separately and which can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.