Over 10,000 Filipiniana volumes published from 1946 to the present, including books and audiovisual materials on literature, history, and the social sciences; coffee table books and manuals; anthologies and journals; and graphic novels.
Compiled by Roderick Hall in memory of his family members executed by the Japanese Imperial Army in 1945, the collection focuses on personal experiences, both civilian and military, in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation and the Second World War. Contains special collections such as the BGen. Francisco H. Licuanan, Jr. Collection of the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO), including digital records of Filipino soldiers and guerillas; the Manuel L. Quezon Family Collection; Gen. Fidel V. Segundo’s wartime diaries; guerrilla war papers from the Silliman University and Central Philippine University; and a linkage to the University of Santo Tomas Internment Camp letters and documents. Also includes Japanese and Chinese publications on the subject.
More than 35,000 images depicting Philippine life, culture, and history from the 15th century to the late 20th century, sourced from rare publications and/or taken in the field by the Ayala Museum research team in the 1970s.
Over 5,000 digitized Filipino songs from the 1900s to the 1990s, including classical, light classical, popular, and indigenous selections. Boasts also of an array of album cover art.