Where is the Bulosan Center and Welga Archive located?

  • The Bulosan Center and Welga Archive is located at the University of California, Davis Asian American Studies Department. 

Will there be more collections added to the archive?

  • Archivist Allan Jason Sarmiento is actively processing and digitizing collections. As the project progresses, more items will be added to the digital archive. 

I am interested in donating materials. What types of items do you accept?

  • We accept documents (correspondence, memoirs, administrative files), publications (newspaper clippings, journal articles, flyers), photographs, and artifacts.

I have scanned copies of old photographs and documents. Would you accept digital copies?

  • Due to a shortage of physical storage, we are only capable of accepting digital reproduction of personal materials. To send digital copies, please email them to ajsarmiento@ucdavis.edu with the subject heading “Digital donation.

Does the Bulosan Center house the Steffi Buenaventura Papers?

Does the Bulosan Center house Carlos Bulosan's Archive?

  • No, Carlos Bulosan's personal papers and photographs are housed at the University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections. To view Bulosan's digitized items, please click this link.  To view the digital exhibit Author, Poet, and Worker: The World of Carlos Bulosan, please click this link. The Carlos Bulosan Centennial exhibit is housed in the Eastern Hotel at Seattle’s International District. For more information, please see this link.

Does the Welga Archive house items related to women or the LGBTQIA+ community?

  • The Welga Archive contains some items pertaining to women and LGBTQIA+ history, however, not a substantial amount. The Welga Archive has recently revised the Collection Development policy to facilitate donations of collections that reflect the experiences of women and the LGTBTIA+ community. For archival collections focusing on Filipina & Filipinx issues, the Gale Archives of Sexuality and Gender & the Women's Studies Archive provides a robust and significant collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, gender, Women’s history, and social history.