Register of the Alvin H. Scaff Papers, 1936-1954

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Register of the Alvin H. Scaff Papers, 1936-1954

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

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  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
© 1999 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Alvin H. Scaff Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1936-1954
Collection number: 72010
Creator: Scaff, Alvin H.
Collection Size: 2 manuscript boxes, 4 envelopes 1.2 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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)
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alvin H. Scaff Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1972.

Accruals

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Access Points

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

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

Series Description

Box Box No. 1.

Memoranda, Reports, and Resolutions; Diary, Parodies, and Poems, ca. 1936-1954.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript memos, reports, and resolutions collected in the Philippines between 1953-1954 mainly from communists captured by the Philippine Army, and used for Mr. Scaff's book The Philippine Answer to Communism. Diary (typewritten manuscript), written in Los Banos Internment Camp, Philippines. Group of parodies and poems written and sung in the same camp.
Box Box No. 2.

Subject File, ca. 1949-1954.

Scope and Content Note

Posters, proclamations, pamphlets, leaflets, and newspaper clippings pertaining to Philippine political and economic problems, arranged alphabetically by subject.

Container List

 

Memoranda, Reports, and Resolutions; Diary, Parodies, and Poems, ca. 1936-1954.

Box 1.

Milestones in the History of the CPP, by Jose Lava.

Physical Description: 12 pp.

Scope and Content Note

(Typescript copy of the mimeographed material used by the communist party in its Huk training schools, a document captured by the Philippine Army).
 

Twenty years of Struggle of the CCP, by Gregorio Santayana (alias of Jose Lava).

Physical Description: 24 pp.
 

Basic National Problems and an Outline of Viable Solutions (Jose Lava: read by Senator Recto). 16 pp. Jan. 14, 1954.

 

Memorandum to Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Pres. Osmena (Luis M. Taruc, Commander-in-Chief, Hukbalahap). Paper carried by Quirino Abad Santos and 2 others to Osmena in attempt to get better understanding for and end persecution of the Huks).

Physical Description: 3 pp.
 

Resolution of the Banal Guerrilla Forces, Feb. 16, 1947 (Jose Banal)

Physical Description: 28 pp.
 

Memorandum: On the Causes of and Solution to Dissidence in the Philippines, for Information in the Official Records of the Court, in the Case of People vs. Lava, et. al. Submitted by Jose Lava.

Physical Description: 43 pp.
 

Strategy and Tactics. Author probably Jose Lava, 1950.

Physical Description: 61 pp.
 

Our Enemy, Philippine Army pamphlet (based on captured Huk documents and mimeographed for intelligence briefing purposes), 42 pp. Attached; Bibliography on Communism in the Philippines,

Physical Description: 8 pp.
 

Our Enemy; Philippine Army pamphlet. Chapter VI: Biographies, pp. 70-130, based on self-analysis by communist party members, documents among those captured from the Huks.

 

Labor Organizations in the Philippines,1902-1935, by Patricio Dionisio. 24 pp. (A typescript copy of an unpublished report by a special investigator for the Department of Labor, The Philippines, 1936).

 

Pomeroy's Own Story, (unpublished account captured by the Philippine Army at the time of the capture of Pomeroy).

 

Diary; Los Banos Internment Camp, Philippines, August 7, 1944 - April 1, 1945, by Alvin H. Scaff. Ms. (Typescript)

 

Group of parodies and poems written and sung in Los Banos Internment Camp, Philippines, during the last two months of internment. Collected by Alvin H. Scaff.

 

Subject File, ca. 1949-1954.

Box 2.

Agrarian problems (clippings, pamphlet, reports, 1952-54).

 

Huk propaganda and government replies (posters, proclamations, pamphlets, leaflets, news clippings).

 

Huks (clippings, 1952).

 

Huks (clippings, 1953).

 

Huks (clippings, 1954).

 

Magsaysay, President Ramon (clippings, 1952-1954).

 

Philippine election, 1949 (clippings, leaflets).