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This letter is from Santiago "Jimmy" Salutan; he explains that Mary Olvera's parents do not want them to get married and his parents want them to. "I will take care of you until I die…don't defend your parents…we're old enough…don't take their…

Photograph of Santiago "Jimmy" Salutan that he attaches to a letter to Mary Olvera. Inscribed on the back are the words, "Forgetfullness is not known," perhaps referencing lines from his letter.

Hilario Ped used to play with a band, performing in the area including Guadalupe, California at a club and at Paulding Gym. As Nina Borja, his daughter, describes, their house was always filled with music.

Cover page of booklet from the US Department of the Interior's War Relocation Authority

Hilario Ped used to play with a band, performing in the area including Guadalupe, California at a club and at Paulding Gym. As Nina Borja, his daughter, describes, their house was always filled with music.

Inscribed on the sheet music: "Mr. Hilario Ped. Sincerely yours, F.P. Sumauang." Hilario Ped used to play with a band, performing in the area including Guadalupe, California at a club and at Paulding Gym. As Nina Borja, his daughter, describes, their…

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Santiago "Jimmy" Salutan was Filipino and Chinese while Mary Olvera was Mexican/French, so Mary wrote to Jimmy explaining that she could not marry him because they were not the same nationality. She worries that if she had children and he left (for…

Hilario Ped used to play with a band, performing in the area including Guadalupe, California at a club and at Paulding Gym. As Nina Borja, his daughter, describes, their house was always filled with music.

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On reverse: "Nov. 1949. At the Christening party, picnic gathering."

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