Carlos P. Romulo sound recording: May 7, 1957
Summary Information
Title: Carlos P. Romulo sound recording
Creator: Romulo, Carlos P. (Carlos Peña), 1899-1985
Dates: May 7, 1957
Extent: 1.25 GB, 1 audiotape (analog, 7 1/2 ips; 7 inches; reel-to-reel tapes)
Abstract:
Philippine statesman, general, and journalist; advocate of the United Nations. Address to the Detroit School of Government discussing Philippine foreign policy and the threat of communism and audiotape describing 1954 shooting on floor of U.S.Congress.
Call number: 9580 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Finding aid created by Tricia Chua, 2016

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Donated by Wilber M. Brucker, Jr. (donor no. 3767).

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

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Alternate Format:

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Carlos P. Romulo sound recording, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Carlos Peña Romulo (1899 January 14--1985 December 15) was a Philippine military general, diplomat, and journalist. He graduated from the University of Philippines, A.B. 1918 and Columbia University, M.A. in 1921.

Romulo started his newspaper career while attending the University of the Philippines. He worked his way up to editor-in-chief of TVT Publications in the early 1930s and later publisher of DMHM newspapers in 1937. During World War II, his radio broadcasts were widely known as the "Voice of Freedom." Indeed, he became the first non-American to win the Pulitzer Prize in Correspondence in 1942. He has held a number of noteworthy positions, president of the General Assembly of the United Nations (1949--50), president of the University of the Philippines (1962--68), and ambassador to the United States (named in 1952). He has also served the president of the Philippines as secretary (1968--78), and later, minister, of foreign affairs (1978--84).

He had four sons through his forty-four year marriage to Virginia Llamas (1924--1968), which ended abruptly when she died of leukemia. In 1978 he remarried to Beth Day, the widow of General Donald Day, former Philippine Ambassador to the United States.

References:

"Carlos P. Romulo".Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2016. Web [http://www.britannica.com/biography/Carlos-P-Romulo].

"Biography."General Carlos P. Romulo . Carlos P. Romulo Foundation, 2009. Web [http://carlospromulo.org/bio/]


Collection Scope and Content Note

Address to the Detroit School of Government discussing Philippine foreign policy and the threat of communism.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Philippines -- Foreign relations.
  • Sound recordings.
  • Romulo, Carlos P. (Carlos Peña), 1899-1985.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Sound Recording [series] [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
Sound Recordings Box   SR-3  
Address to the Detroit School of Government 1957 May 07 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 ½ ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([9580-SR-1-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Romulo discussing Philippine foreign policy and the threat of communism.) [access item]