October is Filipino American History Month. The Filipino American National Historical Society has been observing October as Filipino American History Month since 1991. In 2009, Congress passed a resolution nationally recognizing October as Filipino American History Month.
Below are some photographs from newsletters from the Filipino Club & Filipino Student Association files (RS 22/3/0/1, box 1). Click on the photographs to see the full caption information.
The “Ames Filipino Club” First Row (from left to right): Fermin Nacnac, Tomas Bringas, Mrs. Catell, Mrs. George Sparks, Juanito Mina, Juan Alcayaga. Second Row (from left to right): Gonzalo Fuentes, Juan Concepcion, Filomeno Alagar, Mr. George Sparks, Florencio Villegas, Antonio Gavina, Tomas Nacnac. The Insert Picture: Dr. and Mrs. Louis de Fries and their daughter, Margaret. Circa 1925. (Filipino Club file, RS 22/3/0/1, box 1).
From the 1986 Kampanilya Newsletter: The Filipino Community 1986 (Filipino Student Association file, RS 22/3/0/1, box 1).
From the 1983 Kampanilya newsletter: Filipino Student Association members pose for their first group picture before guests arrive to taste the culinary delights of the Filipino Dinner held last September 18. (Filipino Student Association file, RS 22/3/0/1, box 1).
Here are some previous posts highlighting Iowa State University Professor Emeritus Pilar Angeles Garcia who was born in the Philippines and had a long distinguished career at Iowa State University: