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  • Title: Alvin H. Scaff papers
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1954
    Collection Number: 72010
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes, 4 envelopes (1.2 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Memoranda, reports, diaries, photographs, and printed matter, relating to the communist movement in the Philippines, and to Japanese prison camps in the Philippines during World War II. Used as research material for the book by A. H. Scaff, The Philippine Answer to Communism (1955)
    Creator: Scaff, Alvin H.


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1972.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alvin H. Scaff Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    Scaff, Alvin H., 1914-

    1914, Dec. 27 Born, Dallas, Texas
    1936 B.A., University of Texas with highest honors
    1940 B.D., Chicago, Theol. Seminary
    1940 Ordained to ministry Congregationalist Church
    1941-45 Missionary Silliman University, Philippines
    1946 M.A., University of Texas
    1946 Instructor sociology, University of Texas
    1953-54 Fulbright Research grantee, Philippines
    1956 Professor of sociology, Pomona College

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Philippines
    Prisoners of war
    Communism -- Philippines
    Hukbong Mapagpalaya ng Bayan (Philippines)