Gleaning from the Archives of the Pensionado Story

From 1903 to 1943, over 14,000 Filipino scholars were sent to the United States to study under a U.S. colonial scholarship called the Pensionado Program. The story of the program was documented in 1943 by Kenneth Munden, Assistant Archivist in the Division of Interior Department Archives, at the behest of the office of the Secretary… Continue reading Gleaning from the Archives of the Pensionado Story

Jazz in the American Empire, A Lenticular Reading 

"Ma Filipino babe" Photo: New York Public Library Digital Collections. Abstract The essay gathers fragments of US-Philippine cultural history with the aim of historicizing and locating the arrival of a jazz-age in the US colony. In the 1920s, a new cultural era dawned in the urban hubs of the American empire; one associated with novel… Continue reading Jazz in the American Empire, A Lenticular Reading