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Records and items belonging to internees at Santo Tomas
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[between 1942 and 1945] (Creation)
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12 cm of textual records -- c. 30 objects
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Records in this series includes material or items that were created or used by internees during their internment at Santo Tomas. Textual records include personal writing of internees, blank papers from the internment camp, drawings and designs created by Leonard McCann, and material developed by internees for educational purposes.
A significant portion of the records in this series are handwritten recipes. These recipes were written by and exchanged among internees as a form of distraction and enjoyment during the hungriest times of internment. Internees wrote the recipes from memory, contributing what they knew of specific dishes and foods. The majority of the recipes is this series were written by Barbara McCann, though some were written by Leonard McCann and others.
This series also contains clothing items worn by internees, specifically Leonard McCann. Some items were brought by the McCann's at the time of internment, other were distributed by the Philippine Red Cross to internees and some were made by internees in the camp.
An additional accrual of items to this series was made in December, 2015. This accrual of items included prisoner personal effects, such as toiletries, spectacles, and medical face masks.