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Watsonville is in the Heart: A Community Archive and Research Initiative

“Wherever I am I’ll remember you yet” : Nurturing Transnational Kinship through Photographs and Letters

The eight objects in this exhibition come from the Bosque, DeOcampo, Millares, Florendo, and the Irao-de los Reyes and Ibao family collections. Notably, they include letters from the Florendo collection, many of which were written in Spanish. The exhibition also includes photographs.

The ways in which these photographs show wear and contain heartfelt inscriptions, as well as the manner by which the written correspondence expresses love and longing, indicate how much these families treasured such objects and the memories of their loved ones abroad.


Katrina Mitsuko Pagaduan