Special Collections contains a number of gifts of documents and manuscripts pertaining to the Philippines and the Pacific.

Hollis P. Allen, Professor of Education at the Claremont Graduate University (1929–1960) served in the Philippines in World War II. Allen realized the historical importance of the Japanese propaganda being produced during the occupation, and the destruction of Philippine documents and books. The collection has newspapers, speeches, correspondence, posters and other publications, 1942–1945.

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