The Philippine Collection
The rich holdings of The University of Michigan Libraries represent the most significant repository of Philippine materials in the United States particularly for the very late Spanish period and the whole American colonial times.
The Philippine collection is under the rubric of the Worcester collection because the collection was started by Dean C. Worcester and his family. It contains some 1700 printed and manuscript items covering all phases of Philippine history with special emphasis on the period of Worcester service in the Philippines from 1899-1913.
Another mainstay of the Philippine collection is the Lanzar-Carpio papers which grew out of her personal collection while writing her dissertation. Notable collection put under this collection are the Anti-Imperialist League papers 1898-1920, the Herbert Welsh and Erving Winslow papers. Both played a prominent part of the movement and their papers documents the activities of the League in opposing American imperialism in the Philippines.
Within these 2 collections are other supporting collections of manuscripts, diaries and correspondence of people who have done service in the Philippines in any capacity.
The Philippine collection at the University Library is located in two locations: The Special collection at the 7th floor of the south building and the newer collection located in various call number locations in the Graduate Library.