Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Juanita Tamayo Lott Filipino American Photographs, 1942-2005

Collection ID:
Lott, Juanita Tamayo
bulk 1950-1970
Physical Description:
0.33 Cubic feet
1 box
Collection consists mostly of photographs of a Filipino American family in San Francisco, primarily in the 1950s and 1960s documenting family gatherings, vacations, and church and school events. Also includes photographs of residents of the International Hotel in San Francisco where many older low income Filipino immigrants lived.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection documents family gatherings, vacations, and social activities of Juanita Tamayo Lott and her family and friends in eight photographs. Also included are a program from the Tamayo Family Reunion in May 2005 and a flier for the Filipino American National Historical Society's film
Filipino Americans: Discovering their Past for the Future.
A highlight of the collection is information about the International Hotel, a luxury hotel built in the late 1800s that later turned into low-income housing, where many members of the Manong Generation -- the first Filipino ethnic group to immigrate to California--spent their senior years. Lott has also included a 1978 calendar that advocates low income housing and prominently features the International Hotel. On the back of three (of the eight) photographs related to the International Hotel are letters written by Daniel Begonia chronicling the difficulties of developing bilingual/bicultural programs in the San Francisco area.
Juanita Tamayo Lott wrote a three page introduction to the entire collection in 2006. It is included in the first folder.

The collection is arranged in alphabetical order by subject.

Kiley Orchard and Vanessa Broussard-Simmons
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Juanita Tamayo Lott donated this collection to the Museum in 2006.
Processing Information
Processed by Kiley Orchard, intern, and Vanessa Broussard-Simmons, archivist, May 2008.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use. Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Juanita Tamayo Lott Filipino American Photographs and Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Family -- California Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vacations Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
San Francisco (Calif.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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