The Roderick Hall Collection

The Roderick Hall Collection is a unique and important private library of books and papers dealing with World War II and the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines.Read more


Manila memories : four boys remember their lives before, during and after the Japanese occupation

Sixty years after the war, they recall their childhood in war and reflect on the experience. The four separate narratives are grouped in chronological order, and allow comparison of their experiences and observations.

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This Month in Philippine WWII History

August 15, 1945

Japan formally surrenders to the United States after atom bombs are dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The surrender marks the end of the war in the Pacific.

(Source: Kasaysayan: The Story of the Filipino People)

This Month in Philippine WWII History

November 15, 1943

Manuel Quezon takes his oath of office for an extended term as president of the Commonwealth government-in-exile while in the United States.

(Source: Kasaysayan: The Story of the Filipino People)

The Collections

  • Books

    Books and other print materials that include personal stories...

  • Manuscripts

    Unpublished monographs, reports, documents and writings on World War II in the Philippines

  • The Tribune Newspapers

    Issues of The Tribune newspaper during the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines (1942-1945)

  • Japanese Monographs

    The series of Japanese Monographs were written and compiled by former Japanese army and navy officers immediately after World War II, under specific instructions...

  • Japanese Publications

    Books written by Japanese authors, mostly in the Japanese language, providing the Japanese perspective of the war

  • Chinese Publications

    Books written by Chinese authors in the Chinese language, providing the Chinese perspective of the war

    Updating in progress
  • Images

    Photographs on World War II in the Philippines. Includes photos from the collection of John Tewell.

  • Audiovisual

    Videos and sound recordings on World War II in the Philippines. Includes films, documentaries, online videos and podcasts.

  • Online Resources

    Website articles and digital materials on World War II in the Philippines that are found in the Internet

  • BGen Licuanan Collection

    The BGen. Francisco H. Licuanan, Jr. Collection of the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) is the digital output of the surviving records of Filipino soldiers...

  • Quezon Family Collection

    Documents and memorabilia of President Manuel L. Quezon and family

    Updating in progress
  • Gen. Fidel V. Segundo Wartime Diaries

    Brigadier General Fidel Ventura Segundo died in action during World War II. He was arrested, tortured and ordered executed by the Japanese military command under General Yamashita.

    Updating in progress
  • Silliman University Guerrilla War Papers

    Guerrilla papers from the collection of Silliman University in Dumaguete City, Negros Island Region, Visayas, Philippines

    Updating in progress
  • Central Phil. University Guerrilla Papers

    Guerrilla papers from the collection of Central Philippine University in Iloilo City, Western Visayas, Philippines

    Updating in progress
  • UST Archives: Internment Camp

    This collection from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Archives includes various papers and documents such as menus and letters relating to life in the UST Internment Camp for American and European civilians and their families.

  • Links

    Other websites and information sources on World War II in the Philippines

Recently Added

Snows Of Yesteryear : A Family In War And A Sentimental EducationElmer A. Ordonez
Snows of Yesteryear is an autobiography disguised as a novel. It has elements of a roman a clef in that the author oftentimes uses actual names in the cast of characters...
Eiga : Cinema In The Philippines During World War IiNick Deocampo
Nick Deocampo’s continuing film saga investigates on its third volume how World War II affected the growth of cinema in the Philippines (1942-1945).

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