Austin History Center

Austin Filipino-American Association Records

An Inventory of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Austin Filipino-American Association
Title: Austin Filipino-American Association Records
Inclusive Dates: 1993-2008
Bulk Dates: 2005-2008
Abstract: Founded in 1987, Austin Filipino-American Association (AFAA) is an organization that promotes Filipino culture and provides community representation and recreation. The administrative records, event planning materials, photographs and video recordings of activities and festivals in this collection highlight the activities of the AFAA from 1993 to 2008.
Identification: AR.2011.019
Quantity: 1.2 linear feet (3 boxes)
Location: Archives Stacks
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

Founded in 1987, Austin Filipino-American Association (AFAA) is an organization that promotes Filipino culture and provides community representation and recreation. It formerly operated under the name Philippine American Society of Austin. AFAA began as an informal social group that celebrated holidays and special occasions together. Over time, it grew into a large group that decided to formalize it into a non-profit organization. AFAA organizes various events such as festivals, pageants, and holiday parties. They also put on fundraising events for various causes and disasters and support Asian American endeavors in Austin.

Scope and Contents

The Administrative Records series (1993-2008) contains profit & loss sheets for years spanning from 1998-2008, meeting minutes from 2004-2008, and other organizational documents such as their by-laws and a membership directory. Also included is a grant application for funds for the Flores de Mayo celebration in 2008 which contains detailed information about the organization’s leadership and financials.

The Events series documents AFAA's various events and contains numerous programs and flyers from festivals, celebrations, parties, and pageants spanning from 1998-2008. In addition, there are planning documents from these events as well as the Mrs. Philippines of Central Texas Binder which thoroughly documents the event with materials related to advertising and sponsorship, financials and judging. Also notable are the photographs and videos from other events such as Pinoy Idol, Flores de Mayo, and Barrio Fiesta.


Collection is arranged into 2 series:
I. Administrative Records
II. Events


Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Abbott, Tess.
Ballarta, Erwin.
Barnes, Tess.
Baumgart, Raylene.
Cablao, Elena.
Fifer, Susan.
Flores, Betty.
Garcia, Ruben.
Hillin, Aurora.
Hobson, Gigi.
Knezevich, Jocelyn.
Lizarraga, Martin.
Lizarraga, Rosana.
Lorenzana Jr., Elias.
Olivarez, Alegria.
Pisuena, Roscell.
Rosuello, Vic.
American & Asian Society of East Texas.
ANCOP Foundation, Inc.
Network of Asian American Organizations.
Filipino Americans.
Filipino American families.
Austin (Tex.)
Dallas (Tex.)
Killeen (Tex.)
Document Types:
Financial Reports.
Membership Forms.

Related Material

Austin Files: Asian Americans - Filipinos A7015(1)

Austin Files-Biography: Fifer, Susan

Archives and Manuscript Collections: AR.2012.029 Susan Fifer Papers

Periodicals Collection: Austin Balita (November 1998-October 2008) 26 issues

Separated Material

Deaccessioned (returned to donor):

  • Duplicate materials
  • Pageant ballots
  • Raffle tickets
  • Bank statements
  • Receipts

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Materials were kept in AFAA’s storage unit and donated in 2011.

Preferred Citation

Austin Filipino-American Association Records (AR.2011.019). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2011/028

Donation Date: 2011

Processing Information

Final Processing and Finding Aid By/Date: Esther Chung/2012. Encoded by Rebecca Herscowitz/2012.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Administrative Records, 1993-2008, undated

Box Folder
1 1 Assorted Documents, 1997-2008
2 Correspondence, 2002-2008
3-4 Financials, 1998-2008
5 Grant Application, 2008
6 Meeting Minutes, 2004-2008
7 Membership, 1998-2008, undated
8 Organizational Records, 1993-2008

II. Events, 1993-2008

Assorted events, 1998-2008, undated
Box Folder
2 1-2 Event Planning, 1998-2008
3-6 Event Programs, 1993-2008
7 Flyers, 1998-2008
Mrs. Philippines of Central Texas binder, 1998-2008, undated
Box Folder
3 1 Advertising and Sponsorship, 2008
2 Board of Directors Meeting, 2008
3 Financials, 2008
4 Judging, 2008
5-6 Planning Documents, 2008
7-12 Photographs, 1998-2003, undated
13 Video, 2004, undated