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Maxine Gonong Papers 1946-1983 (bulk 1946-1960) SFH 59
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Box 1, Folders 1-7

Personal papers, 1943-1977


Incoming personal correspondence


Outgoing personal correspondence


"Cab" Cabalatera correspondence


Miscellaneous personal papers


Life insurance sales

Scope and Contents

Licensing, job application, and training materials, along with client sales records, related to Gonong's employment with Central Standard Life Insurance Company and Reserve Life Insurance Company.


Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous 8" x 10" prints, snapshots, and other individual and group shots of Gonong, her godson, friends, family members, and colleagues.

“Despedida Party” in honor of Capt. Amadio Cabe held at 1260 Ellis Street, San Francisco, Calif., Dec. 17, 1947


Philippine Consulate General Staff, San Francisco, California, July 2, 1947


Frankie O’Brien’s birthday, 1947

Box 1, Folders 8-14

Philippine Consulate General of San Francisco, 1947-1957

Scope and Contents

Papers from Gonong's tenure as a Foreign Service Clerk at the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco. Chiefly correspondence, particularly on immigration and foreign affairs, from 1949 to 1953, together with two training guides about Foreign Service Affairs, and notes on diplomacy and events in Philippine history.
Consulate established in 1946.

Incoming correspondence


Outgoing correspondence


Speech notes


Notes on Philippine history and American diplomacy.


Foreign Service training materials


Consulate-related publications, documents, and forms



Scope and Contents

Mostly 8" x 10" prints of Consulate events, containing group shots of Consul officials and staff,often with political or social dignitaries as guests. Many of these luncheons, dinners, or receptions take place at the St. Francis or the Palace Hotel. Persons of note include: Senator Geronima Pecson; Miss Philippines, the Philippine Scouts, Consul-General Roberto Regala, and Philippine President Elpidio Rivera Quirino.

Taken at a luncheon in honor of the fourth group of Philippine Pensionados for Fish and Wild Life. The graduates have completed a year of training under the Rehabilitation Act of 1946. Held at 465 Post Street], March 15, 1950


Waving crowd for President Elpidio Quirino, Feb. 1949


Reception given by Consul General and Mrs. Jose F. Imerial on the fourth anniversary of Philippine Independence, at 2701 Lincoln Way, July 4, 1950


Souvenir picture taken at the Philippine Boy Scouts dinner-dance sponsored by the Philippine Consulate General-San Francisco, Calif., Aug. 14, 1949


Banquet for Philippine Vice President Elpidio Quirino, in the Mural Room of the St. Francis Hotel, May 3, 1947


Maxine Gonong seated at table with three other Filipina women at the St. Francis Hotel, Aug. 23, 1949


Maxine Gonong and other guests at Palace Hotel reception and ball for Philippine President Elpidio Quirino, Aug. 14, 1949

Box 1, Folders 15-20

Clubs and community organizations, 1950s-1960s


Filipino Community of San Francisco, Inc.


Women's Society for Christian Service of the Filipino Methodist Church

General note

Includes some ephemera of the Presidents Assembly of San Francisco.

Ligaya Lodge no. 135, Legionarios del Trabajo in America, Inc.


Filipino Women's Club of San Francisco


Filipino United Community Organization of America, Inc.



Scope and Contents

Mostly 8" x 10" group portraits of club events and conventions, including the General Federation of Women's Clubs in Portland; the San Francisco Women's Club hosting Senator Geronima Pecson, the first woman Senator of the Philippines; and the Philippine Commonwealth Celebration in Seattle.

Senator Geronima Pecson welcomed by Filipino Women [sic] Club of San Francisco, Calif., Oct. 28, 1948

Box 1, Folder 21

Affidavits, residency, and citizenship documents, 1958-1973

Box 2, Folders 1-2

Associated Filipino Press, 1955-1960

Box 2, Folders 3-6

Clippings and research notes, 1955-1983

Scope and Contents

Speeches, research notes and clippings, and newspaper columns written for the Associated Filipino Press on various topics, including Philippine and Filipino American history, World War II, Filipino Americans, women’s rights, social and political issues, and San Francisco.
Box 2

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