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Alumni Association

Alumni

Juan José Osuna Papers, 1905-1977

 


Biography

Family

Educator

Scrapbooks/Photo Albums/Diplomas


 

Biography

 

            Juan José Osuna was born on June 24, 1884 in Caguas, Puerto Rico, the grandson of an immigrant from Spain.  The event that was to change his life was the Spanish-American War in 1898 and the annexation of Puerto Rico.  Children from prominent families ended up coming to the United States to further their education and learn American culture.  Although not from a wealthy family Osuna also had this opportunity, and he arrived in New York Harbor on May 1, 1901 at the age of sixteen.

Because he could not read or speak English Osuna was sent to the Carlisle Indian School, but soon took advantage of a program that placed students in homes throughout the state. O. H. Bakeless, a faculty member at Carlisle and an 1879 BSNS graduate, saw the young man's potential and secured a place for him on the farm of Mira Welsh, located near Orangeville.  In only five months Osuna had a practical knowledge of English and while he continued to work for the Welsh family, in the fall of 1903 he entered the Bloomsburg State Normal School.  The principal of the school was Mira's brother Judson, who also saw Juan's promise.  Osuna graduated on June 27, 1906 in the normal course, having excelled in teaching ability.

His education was by no means over as after leaving the normal school he earned three more degrees--a bachelor of arts from Pennsylvania State College in 1912, a divinity degree from the Princeton Theological Seminary in 1915 and a doctorate in education from Columbia University in 1923.  That year his professional career began at the University of Puerto Rico, where he served as director of summer school until 1928 and then as dean of the College of Education until his retirement in 1945.  He then moved to the Washington, D.C. area and died in Arlington, Virginia on June 18, 1950.

Juan José Osuna was a greatly respected, internationally known educator and, in recognition of his lifetime of work, a street and three schools are named after him in his native Puerto Rico, in addition to the street on the Bloomsburg University campus. His time here meant so much to him that he was buried in the Orangeville Cemetery in his beloved Pennsylvania hills.

 


Box 1:

Family

Children
St. John's School 1942 Commencement program for Ann Osuna
Ann Osuna's report cards, kindergarten to 8th grade, 1933-1942
James Osuna's report cards, 1st-4th, 7th grades, 1940-1944, 1947-1948
Ann Osuna New Stanford Achievement Test Results
Letter to Jimmy Osuna from Grandfather J. A. Thompson, October 15, 1945
Three drawings, c. 1935-1940

Church
13 pages of notes on Church Union
"Christ and the Worth of the Individual," 2 copies, and 1 draft, January 4, 1945
"The Missionary Call"
The Christmas Season
10 pages of notes on Loyalty
Union Church Calendar with 7 pages of notes
Christmas sermon, 1931
Book of notes for sermons and lessons, 1949-1950

Family Papers
Includes post cards, warranties, and receipts, 1938-44

Genealogy - Osunas in San Francisco
14 pages of notes
Letter from Sallie Sweet, doing research on Osunas in San Francisco, 8/14/40
Letter to Sallie Sweet, 8/13/40
Letter from Sallie Sweet, 8/28/40

Cora Hattery Estate
Legal documents and correspondence between the Osunas and attorney W.E.N. Hemperly pertaining to the Cora Hattery estate and the Kansas farm, 1937-1938

Letters to Dr. Osuna
July 9, 1913, from "The Boys" of Elephant Butte
September 26, 1933, from the Law Offices of John O. Chapin
December 21, 1949, from Emilio Guerra, Benjamin Franklin High School
January 27, 1950, from Frank Gaebelein, the Stony Brook School

Letters to Mrs. Osuna after Dr. Osuna's Death
June 18, 1950, Walter F. Wolf
June 19, 1950, University of Puerto Rico, J. Colomban Rosaario
June 20, 1950, Lydia Huber
June 20, 1950, Dr. George F. Zook, Dr. Osuna's teacher at Penn State and President of the American Council on Education
June 20, 1950, Robert Herndon Fife, professor at Columbia University
June 20, 1950, Florence B. Boynton
Wednesday [June 21, 1950], Ruth Hastings
June 21, 1950, William F. Hastings, the Congregational Christian Service Committee
June 22, 1950, Frank E. Gaebelein, Ltt.D., the Stony Brook School
June 22, 1950, Mr. and Mrs. José Gueits, University of Puerto Rico
June 25, 1950, John Alexander Mackay
June 26, 1950, J.F. Maura, University of Puerto Rico
June 29, 1950, Resolution from University of Puerto Rico Superior Educational Council
July 4, 1950, Herschel Manuel, the University of Texas
July 5, signed Daddy and Mother Mac; Reverend James A. McAllister and his wife were family friends. J.J. and Margaret Osuna were married at their house. James McAllister was a professor of systematic theology and president of the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, 1919-43.
July 24, 1950, Lydia Huber
July 24, 1950, Rosalina N. de García, Dr. Osuna's secretary at the University of Puerto Rico
September 10, 1950, S. Beitler, friend from Princeton Seminary
September 20, 1950, Kenneth Holland, Institute of International Education
November 8, 1950, Princeton Theological Seminary, Edward Roberts
Record Book from the Funeral Home

Loans from Dr. Seth Hattery and Cora Hattery
Promissory note, January 1, 1935
27 letters between Dr. Osuna, Dr. Seth Hattery and Cora Hattery about loan payments and family issues, 11/2/35 to 8/23/37
2 letters between Dr. Osuna and W.E.N. Hemperly, attorney, regarding Dr. Hattery's estate and loan repayment, 4/12/40 and 4/17/40

Dr. Osuna's Travels 1945-1946
9 letters from Dr. Osuna to Margaret, trip to Honduras, September to October 1945
Travel Itinerary for Dr. Osuna for Feb-March 1946; the trip included stops in Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rico, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, 1/26/46
27 letters from Dr. Osuna to Margaret and Jimmy while traveling, February-March 1946
Dr. Osuna's journal/notes from traveling September-October 1945 and February-March 1946

Margaret Osuna's Correspondence
Approximately 30 letters to Margaret Osuna, 1921-1977

Personal Documents
Dr. Osuna's passports, 1921, 1938, and 1945
Marriage service book for JJ and Margaret Osuna, 1923
Marriage announcement for JJ and Margaret Osuna, 1923
Birth Certificate for Ann Osuna
Notarized statement that Margaret Osuna was born in Missouri, 1942
Copy of Margaret Osuna's birth certificate, April 11, 1967
Baptism certificate for JJ Osuna, copy made March 29, 1945

Photographs
This folder includes many unlabeled photographs, possibly from Europe

 

Box 2:

 

Educator

Autobiography

4 annotated outlines

Handwritten draft of Preface

Annotated draft of Preface

Annotated draft of "I am a Latin American"

Annotated draft of "Then came the Spanish American War," 5/16/46

Annotated draft of "My First Job," 5/24/46

Annotated Draft of "I am an American"

Annotated Draft of "My First Trip to Washington," 6/3/46

3 drafts of "An Indian in Spite of Myself"

 

Dedications to Dr. Osuna

Letter to Mrs. Osuna from Pedro A. Cebollero; a bronze tablet was affixed at the entrance to Dr. Osuna's office, photo included. July 26, 1950

Letter to Mrs. Osuna from Augusto Bobonis, Dean of the College of Education University of Puerto Rico, inviting Mrs. Osuna to a ceremony to name the building housing the College of Education after Dr. Osuna, February 16, 1962

Letter to Mrs. Osuna from Aida A. Vergne, Acting Dean College of Education University of Puerto Rico, reservations for dedication ceremony, March 5, 1962

Letter to Mrs. Osuna from Carmen Aurora, plans for dedication ceremony visit, March 13, 1962

Letter to Mrs. Osuna from José M. Lázaro, Acting Dean Division of the Humanities University of Puerto Rico, thanking her for coming to the ceremony, April 2, 1962

Letter to Mrs. Osuna from Luz van Dam, Executive Secretary of the Alumni Association University of Puerto Rico, about the dedication ceremony, April 6, 1962

Itinerary for Mrs. Osuna for week of the dedication ceremony, April 1962

Dedication ceremony program, 2 copies, April 1962

Dedication speech

List of contacts/addresses for Mrs. Osuna's trip to the University of Puerto Rico dedication ceremony, c. 1962

 

Department of Education, Puerto Rico

3 letters appointing Dr. Osuna as Consultant of the Department of Education of Puerto Rico, 1/30/48, 4/1/48, and 4/7/48

 

Letters Thanking Dr. Osuna for Sending a Copy of his Book, A History of Education in Puerto Rico

December 2, 1949, Congress of the United States

December 2, 1949, the Library of Congress

December 2, 1949, the Stony Brook School

December 6, 1949, Dr. Walter A. Bloedorn

December 7, 1949, George Zook, American Council on Education

December 7, 1949, National Education Association of the United States

December 7, 1949, the Pennsylvania State College

December 7, 1949, the Theological Seminary Library

December 8, 1949, Columbia University, Teachers College Library

December 8, 1949, Princeton University Library

December 14, 1949, the White House

December 17, 1949, H.T. Manuel, the University of Texas

December 18, 1949, Gertrude Mills, Madison Ave. Church

December 19, 1949, Board of Education of the City of New York, Superintendent of Schools

December 19, 1949, Board of Education of the City of New York, Districts 15, 16, and 17

December 21, 1949, the University of Chicago, William S. Grey

December 22, 1949, Board of Education of the City of New York, School Districts 10 and 11

December 22, 1949, Polytechnic Institute of Puerto Rico

December 23, 1949, Government of Puerto Rico Department of Education

December 27, 1949, Government of Puerto Rico Department of Labor Employment and Migration Bureau

June 2, 1950, University of Michigan English Language Institute

 

Newspaper Clippings (2 folders)

Photocopies and original newspaper clippings covering Dr. Osuna's death, Dr. Osuna's speaking events, education, and Margaret Osuna's uncle Charles Thompson, 1936-61

 

Publications

Editorial by José C. Rosaria and "An Indian in Spite of Myself" by Dr. Osuna, Summer School Review, August 5, 1932

Revista de la Association de Maestres Vol. III No.6 November 1944

Book review by H.T. Manual of A History of Education in Puerto Rico in School and Society Vol. 71 No. 1850 June 3, 1950

Alumni bulletin, University of Puerto Rico Vol. 1 No. 3 February 1961

Penn State in the World War, p. 122-125, n.d.

 

Schooling

Copy of Bloomsburg State Normal School 1906 Commencement program

Columbia University 175th Anniversary Celebration Convocation, 1929; Dr. Osuna was awarded a University Medal given to alumni of foreign birth and training who have returned to important public service in their native lands.

 

United States Government Documents and Correspondence

Copy of a letter from Nelson Miles, Major General, Commanding U.S. Army, to the inhabitants of Puerto Rico, July 28, 1898

Certificate from Attorney General for serving as a member of an alien enemy hearing board, January 2, 1942

Letter to Dr. Osuna from Attorney General for serving as a member of an alien enemy hearing board, May 31, 1946

 

Writings

"Inter-American Misunderstandings," 2 versions

"The Teaching Function of the Church among the Puerto Ricans"

Congress Pro-Statehood Address, "The Problem of English and Statehood"

"How to Get Along with Latin Americans," 2 versions

 

Box 3:

 

Red Scrapbook (small)

Newspaper clippings pertaining to Dr. Osuna and education in Puerto Rico, 1928-1940

Red Scrapbook (large)

Newspaper clippings pertaining to Dr. Osuna and education in Puerto Rico, 1924-1940

Set of 22 prints by Nelson Fisher of buildings in Boston, guide book included, n.d.

Negative of the Varsity Debating Team, n.d.

Commissioned Officers at Penn State

Puerto Rico Department of Education School Calendar, 1944-1945

Asociation de Maestros de Puerto Rico, list of officers

Two newspaper articles, 1943

Beaver pendant/medal

Certificates for Juan José Osuna

- June 13, 1910 - member of the Pennsylvania State College Debating Team, debate against Franklin & Marshall

- June 13, 1910 - member of the Pennsylvania State College Debating Team, debate against Swarthmore

- June 12, 1911 - member of the Pennsylvania State College Debating Team, debate against Dickenson

- April 30, 1912 - Scabbard and Blade certificate

- June 11, 1912 - Diploma, member of Phi Kappa Phi

- June 11, 1919 - Certificate from the Pennsylvania State College

 

Thompson Family Photo Album

p. 1, Estes Park 1915: "Castle Rock, Colo. Springs" - "Seven Falls" - "Seven Falls, top" - "Seven Falls" - "The Ciggs, S. Cheyenne Canyon" - "Canyon Estes Park"

p. 2, Estes Park 1915: "Chief Mariwau" - "Entrance to Garden of Gods" - "Helen Hunt Falls, Colo. Springs" - "Garden of the Gods"

p. 3, Estes Park 1915: "Colorado Springs, Pillars of Hercules" - "Our tent, Y.M.C.A. camp" - "Our tent" - "Y.M.C.A. camp, Estes Park, Taken unawares" - "Stream back of our tent"

p. 4, "Y.M.C.A. camp, Miss Davis and Miss Bentley" - "Miss Millekin and Miss Kelsey" - three women - "Miss Dobb and Haskell Indian girls"

p. 5, Estes Park 1915: "Our conductor en route" - "Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak in distance" - Y.W.C.A. Colorado Springs" - "Denver" - "Y.W.C.A. in Denver"

p. 6, blank

p. 7, Estes Park 1915: "Garden of the Gods, Inmates of Hidden Inn" - "Captain Jack's on High Drive" - "Garden of the Gods" - "Captain Jack's parrots" - "Seven Falls at the top"

p. 8, "Seven Falls" - "High Drive" - "One of the Seven Falls" - "High Drive, Colo. Springs"

p. 9, two scenic photos

p. 10, "Josie" - "Josie" - "Josie and a friend, on shipboard" - a man, woman, and baby on a ship - group shot

p. 11, "Josie" - group shot, same as page 10 - "Josie on Riverside Drive" - man, woman and baby on a ship - woman on a ship

p. 12, blank

p. 13, two photos of Margaret Thompson wearing graduation robes, back view, probably October 1919 graduation from Columbia University, New York - two people wearing kilts - "Alfred" in a canoe

p. 14, woman sitting outside - three women standing outside - two women sitting outside - three photos of Margaret Thompson wearing graduation robes

p. 15, "Ian and Gretchen" - Margaret Thompson in central park - "In Central Park" - two photos of two people in kilts with ceremonial rifles - man standing by a tree

p. 16, four women sitting in a car

p. 17, Estes Park 1915: "Washington Univ. girls" - "Miss Burner" - "Miss McLean, Colorado College" - "Colorado Agies"

p. 18, three women standing outside of a cabin - three women standing outside of a cabin "On the trip to Beaver Dam" - "Beaver Dam" - Mt. Stream, Estes Park"

p. 19, "Mountain day, getting ready" - "cottage, Songs Peak Inn" - "Estes Park" - "Songs Peak from Sons Peak Inn"

p. 20, "Songs Peak Inn" - "stunt afternoon in the camp" - "Enos Mills" - "Castle Rock"

p. 21, "House party, Topeka" - "Washburn College Topeka" - man standing with three girls - man driving a car

p. 22, three group photos - two photos of a house - two horses

p. 23, eight unidentified group photos

p. 24, six group photos of people wearing graduation robes

p. 25, seven unidentified group photos - landscape

p. 26, eight unidentified group photos, by a lake

p. 27, three photos of two men wearing coats and hats, possibly Margaret Thompson's father and uncle - snow-covered house and trees

p. 28, view of a town - three family photos

p. 29, five photos of women outside

p. 30, two women wearing coats - four children - "Father" - group of children - girl - Margaret Thompson in graduation robes

p. 31, boy - girl - group of children - Margaret Thompson with a girl - "W. Howard Thompson, Jr." - girl - girl

p. 32, boy - two girls - family photo - two girls

p. 33, house - woman with a cat - "Aunt Cora" - family photo - two photos of Margaret outside

p. 34, Margaret standing outside - statue with clothing - woman standing outside - woman standing on a railing - Margaret standing outside - woman standing by a tree

p. 35, "Janet's home" - Janet's home - man standing on the beach - "Janet and her husband"

p. 36, "Janet" - "Eunice and Peggy" - house in the snow

p. 37, group of people having a picnic - palm trees and low brick walls, possible garden area - "Mary"

p. 38, "Cousin Margaret" - "Helen and Kyle"

p. 39, "Elizabeth" - "Margery and Eunice" - "Francis" - "Mary and Alice" - "Alice" - "Flo"

p. 40, group photo - group photo - "Foxie" - "Katherine and I" - "Katherine" - "Foxie and Katherine"

p. 41, Battle Creek River- "Canoeing" - "Canoeing on the Battle Creek River" - "Ruth and I"

p. 42, "Mrs. Fox, Foxie and I" - "Milton and Elmer" - "Foxie" - "Foxie and I"

p. 43, "Picnicing" - "Mr. and Mrs. French" - "Foxie" - "Foxie"

p. 44, "Foxie and I" - "Foxie" - "Foxie and family" - two women on a patio

P. 45, "Nina" - "Edith" - "Me" Margaret - "Me" Margaret - "Arnette and her husband"

p. 46, "A bride of 1873 Mrs. Jackson" - "Mrs. Baird and Mrs. French" - "Father"

p. 47, "Me" - "Kate and I" - "Canoeing"

p. 48, "French's home- Portland Oregon" side of house - front of house - dining room - living room

p. 49, "Mrs. French" - "Mr. French" - Mrs. French on front porch

p. 50, Ruth - two women by a corn field - two women outside - two young men by cacti

p. 51, house - man and woman sitting on porch steps - woman standing outside

p. 52, woman wearing coat - two people outside - woman wearing coat - group of people outside

p. 53, old stone columns - woman standing outside - man and boy outside

p. 54, woman and two children - woman standing outside - portrait of Jose Osuna - Jose with a horse

p. 55, Jose with a cow - Jose with a lawn mower

p. 56, scenic view of mountains and trees - car by a tent - man feeding a bear - woman standing by a mountain

p. 57, infant on a scale - baby sleeping by a window - scenic view of a river flowing through a valley - woman with a baby

p. 58, man holding a baby - baby on a rocking chair

p. 59, family photo, includes Margaret and Jose - chicken with several chicks - family photo, includes Margaret - family photo, includes Margaret and Jose

p. 60, blank

p. 61, Jose and James - Jose, Margaret, Ann, and James

16 blank pages

p. 61, 1922-23 No. 7 school Battle Creek, Mich.: "Mr. Joe, Janitor" - "Stasha" - "Beg. and Kgn." - "Begs. and Kgn." - "Beginners"

p. 62, two photos of a group of children, "No. 2 School 1921, Beginners Grade" - three photos of children wearing hats and holding dolls, "No. 7 School, 1923, hats and dolls made by the children" - group of children, "1923-24"

p. 63, four photos of groups of children

p. 64, house - group of people by railroad tracks - four women standing on a tree stump, including Margaret - Margaret and another woman standing outside

p. 65, four photos of groups of people standing outside of a house - group of people by railroad tracks

p. 66, a man and a woman sitting with a dog - two photos of a man and a woman standing outside with a dog - "Stub"

p. 67, house - woman with a dog on a porch - man and woman outside

p. 68, "Miss Walsh, Mr. Smith, and myself" - Miss Walsh and Mr. Smith - Miss Walsh and Mr. Smith standing by railroad tracks

p. 69, "Agnes" - Miss Walsh and Margaret

p. 70, Margaret - Margaret seated

p. 71, "Polly" - four photos of three people wearing hats

p. 72, group of people inside - group of people standing on stairs outside - group of people sitting by a canoe - woman standing outside - group of people standing by a canoe

p. 73, six photos of children outside

p. 74, Margaret wearing graduation robes, possibly October 1919 in New York - people by a cannon - two photos of people outside, probably October 1919

p. 75, three pictures of large boats - woman with large boat in the background

p. 76, two photos of people by water - large body of water - group of people

p. 77, trees - large boat - group of people - two women by a car

p. 78, Margaret - Margaret in front of a building, possibly a hotel - two photos of Margaret on the beach

p. 79, four photos of Margaret on the beach

p. 80, view of trees out of a window - "White House" - two people walking across a street - Margaret "at Washington"

p. 81, building - Margaret - "Gretchen" - group of people sitting at a table

p. 82, two photos of Margaret at the beach - woman sitting outside with a book - woman sitting outside

p. 83, Billie Wicker: four photos of a child - woman holding a child

 

Penn State Photo Album

Inside front cover, Miss Clara

p. 1, Old Main

p. 2, C.E. Conference at the Pocono Pines, Pa, August 1911

p. 3, Leaders at Pocono - JJ Osuna at the Poconos - Will and JJ Osuna at the Poconos

p. 4, Old Mayor Coal

p. 5, group shot, the leaders at Winona 1911 - "Curtis starting at Winona," small airplane and lake - "Curtis up in the air at Winona," small airplane flying over the lake

p. 6, group shot, around Winona grounds - group shot, the cast "A trip Around the World," Winona 1911 - Two of the cast "the Italians," Winona 1911

p. 7, Mr. Burney's mission study class Winona 1911 - group shot swimming in the lake - Osuna's mission study class

p. 8, group shot, the cast "a Trip around the World" Winona 1911 - the Italians again - the Italians again - Shriver hanging Columbia

p. 9, group shot, the kids, Bill and JJ Osuna at Winona 1911 - group shot, Lancaster at the Poconos - Japan and Porto Rico at Winona 1911, the pier - Islander bunch and JJ Osuna at the Poconos - group shot at the Poconos - Bill and JJ Osuna at the Poconos

p. 10, the three sisters - Gus and Grace and the baby - Lu all alone - Lu and JJ Osuna - Lu, Carrie and JJ Osuna - Lu and the baby - the baby - friends and Carrie

p. 11, Some of the Penn State 1912 Bunch: Sainty - Vic - Bill - Toby - Vincent - Vic

p. 12, Rebecca - Win - Nan - Miles - Kin - Lenny

p. 13, Doc - Krider - Ben - Snapy - Ralf - Don

p. 14, Art - Doc - Moff - My "wife" - Kifty - Melly

p. 15, Elias - Aspy - Rix - Geane - Neiby - Payaui 1909

p. 16, group shot, Cadet Regiment Commissioned officers 1911-1912

p. 19, group shot - group shot, Penn State Varsity 1911

p. 18, Stew - Zerby - Mae - Marga

p. 19, Commencement Drill 1912: Parade - Commissioned officers receiving commissions - Passing review

p. 20, large group shot, 1912 Freshies - "sis" - JJ Osuna in commencement cap and gown

p. 21, Jess - large group shot, class day exercises 1912

p. 22, At Winona 1911: group shot, Winona young people's conference - the leaders - group shot of children, "buds of promise"

p. 23, At Pocono 1911: Mr. Shartle and JJ Osuna - JJ Osuna in the woods - Mrs. Porter - Miss Jones, Miss Fleming, Hobson, and Bill - Gertrude and JJ Osuna

p. 24, Pedro, Melita and JJ Osuna - Aunt Mira and Aunt Lizie - Aunt Lizie and Elizabeth - JJ Osuna

p. 25, Dorthy - JJ Osuna at desk - JJ Osuna - Tulita - Paquito - Melita - Melita and Elizabeth - JJ Osuna outside

p. 26, Jess and Madge - "Wife" and Madge - Mike, "Wife" and JJ Osuna - "Wife" and JJ Osuna - "Wife" and Jess

p. 27, JJ Osuna - Ethel - "Wife" - JJ Osuna

p. 28, Freshman Days: that dear old green cap - push ball - push ball - the faculty buried alive - Peet and JJ Osuna as privates - on account of "the Shes"

p. 29, the baby - the cat - four generations - Lu

p. 30, four photos of Laura and brother - Presbyterian training school in Chicago - group shot of four women holding books - two women outside - JJ Osuna on porch - JJ Osuna seated on porch

p. 31, Woman with parasol - two women wearing hats - woman with tennis racket - two women with a book

p. 32, group shot, the cast of "She Stoops to Conquer"

p. 33, Mother and Tony - Dr. Weber - Dr Runkle - "She Stoops to Conquer," Win

p. 34, large group shot, 1912 - Mother and Tony

p. 35, Aerial view of the Pennsylvania State College - Library - Old Main - McAlllister Hall

p. 36, Lover's Lane - The Short Walk - Regimental review - senior benches - archway engineering building

p. 37, Main entrance to college grounds - main drive and willow - armory

p. 38, the auditorium - Carnegie library - agriculture building

p. 39, front campus - view on campus - Ladies' cottage

p. 40, main entrance and engineering building - the President's home - the botanical building

p. 41, Edith - Popy - two men standing - JJ Osuna with a child - JJ Osuna

p. 42, group shot - woman standing outside - portrait of a man

p. 43, blurred group photo - trees - five group shots outside

p. 44, two women riding donkeys - JJ Osuna on a donkey - two group shots outside - woman wearing a white dress

p. 45, four men in costume - portrait of a man - four men standing outside - large brick building

p. 46, two group shots, people are wearing costumes and stage makeup

p. 47, two photos of stone buildings - man standing in doorway - man standing outside, holding a book

p. 48, building and surrounding landscape

p. 49, two photos of buildings

p. 50, two photos of a stone building - man with a horse and cart - construction

p. 51, group shot - three photos of unidentified men

p. 52, JJ Osuna with a large group of children in front of a building, possibly a school - possible school building

p. 53, JJ Osuna with a child sitting on steps in front of a school - JJ Osuna standing in a cabin doorway

p. 54, JJ Osuna sitting on steps with a stack of Spanish books - man standing in front of a school

p. 55, JJ Osuna and three men sitting on steps - three post cards with pictures of a town

p. 56-60, fifteen postcards showing industrial work, possibly in an arid region of Puerto Rico

Back cover, illustration of a woman in a canoe - loose photo of a stone house built in 1826

 

Puerto Rico Photo Album

p. 1, Dedication page- Al Dr. J.J Osuna, Con nuestro cariño y admiración [Dr. J.J. Osuna, with love and admiration], with 12 signatures


p. 1 b, Caption under photo:"Puerto Rico, Patria mía, la de blancos almenares, la de los verdes palmares, la de la extensa bahía" [Puerto Rico, my homeland, the white almenares, the green palm, the extensive bay]


p. 2, Caption below photo: "Yo soy Boricua, mi amore es Puerto Rico..." [I am Boricua, my love is Puerto Rico]; Caption on back of photo: Guayanilla, Pue to Rico. Portrait of a sugar worker Puerto Rico Office of Information, Delano, July, 1946


p. 3, Caption below photo: "¡Cantemos, cantemos un himno al Alma Mater!" [Let us sing, sing a hymn to Alma Mater!]; Caption on back of photo: Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Aerial view of the University of Puerto Rico and part of the city of Rio Piedras looking toward Hato Rey and San Juan. Puerto Rico Office of Information, Rotkin, January, 1948


p. 4, Caption below photo: "Bajo un cielo hermoso y puro, mi bellisima San Juan" [Under a sky pure and beautiful, my beautiful San Juan]; Caption on back of photo: San Juan, Puerto Rico. City skyline from the harbor, with La Fortaleza and the water-gate on the left. Puerto Rico Office of Information, Rotkin, June, 1947


p. 5, Caption below photo: "El mar sus orillas besa" [The sea kisses its shores]; Caption on back of photo: San Juan, Puerto Rico. View of a portion of the city and the capitol from the Avenida Muñoz Rivera. Puerto Rico Office of Information, Rosskam, September, 1945


p. 6, Caption below photo: "Y en la palma verdinegra nuestro más alto esperar" [ ]; Caption on back of photo: Santurce, Puerto Rico. View of the Condado section from across the lagoon. Office of Puerto Rico, Louise Rosskam, November, 1947


p. 7, Caption below photo: "Como gritando: ¡Centinela, alerta!" [As shouting: Sentinel, warning!]; Caption on back of photo: San Juan, Puerto Rico. El Morro Fortress; section of the outer ramparts on the north side. Puerto Rico Office of Information, Rotkin, February, 1948


p. 8, Caption below photo: "Noble Castillo que fuiste perla que te desprendiste de las manos de Isabel" [Noble Castle you were you desprendiste pearl of the hands of Isabel]; Caption on back of photo: San Juan, Puerto Rico. El Morro Fortress; detail of outer rampart from ammunition incline. Puerto Rico Office of Information, Rotkin, February, 1948


p. 9, Caption below photo: "Alta voz de San Germán" [High voice of San German]; Caption on back of photo: San German, Puerto Rico. View of the old church called Porta Coeli. Puerto Rico Office of Information, Delano, July, 1946


p. 10, Caption below photo: "La cuenea de las minuets me oprime como un cerco de granito" [The cuenea of minuets oppresses me as a fence of granite]; Caption on back of photo: Barranquitas, Puerto Rico. View of the town. Puerto Rico Office of Information, Rotkin, January, 1946


p. 11, Caption below photo: "Yo no cambio por ... esta tierra ... lave el ... de nacer" [I will not change on this earth ... wash ... birth]; Caption on back of photo: Near Manatí, Puerto Rico. The Manatí River flowing through the bottom land west of Manatí.Puerto Rico Office of Information, Rotkin, January, 1946.


p. 12, Caption below photo: "Cose los campos verdes con su hilo de plata" [Cose greenfields with his silver thread]; Caption on back of photo: Comerío, Puerto Rico. General view of the town and the La Plata River. Puerto Rico Office of Information, Rosskam, November, 1945.


p. 13, Caption below photo: "En los campos siempre hay flores siempre hay frutos" [In the fields there are always flowers there is always fruit]; Caption on back of photo: Near Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico. Sugar field, royal palms and tobacco field planted on a steep hillside. Puerto Rico Office of Information, Rosskam, October, 1945.


p. 14, Caption below photo: "lago de miel que con la brisa ondea" [Lake honey that flutters in the breeze]; Caption on back of photo: Near Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Field of sugar in bloom. Puerto Rico Office of Information, Rotkin, February, 1945.


p. 15, Caption below photo: "Silba ya el machete y siega la hoz melenas de cana" [Whistles and machetes and mowing the sickle melenas sugar]; Caption on back of photo: Guyanilla, Puerto Rico. Cutting sugar cane near the San Francisco sugar mill. Puerto Rico Office of Information, Delano, July, 1946.


p. 16, Caption below photo: "Bajo el peso del fruto de color de coral" [Under the weight of the fruit color reefs]; Caption on back of photo: Near San German, Puerto Rico. Boys picking coffee in the section known as "Rosario." Puerto Rico Office of Information, Delano, July, 1946


p. 17, Caption below photo: "La eternal y encantada maravilla" [The eternal and enchanted wonder]; Caption on back of photo: Near Cayey, Puerto Rico. The Upper L Plata Valley with the La Plata Project. Puerto Rico Office of Information, Rotkin, October, 1945.


p. 18, Caption below photo: "La piña blanca de Lajas quina en ellos su dulzor" [The pineapple white machine in Lajas them their sweetness]; Caption on back of photo: Vieques, Puerto Rico. Pineapple field of the Agricultural Company. Puerto Rico Office of Information, Rosskam, December, 1945.


p. 19, Caption below photo: "El lozano tabacal" [The Lozano Tabacal]; Caption on back of photo: Near Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. Farmer working in a small cash crop tobacco patch. Puerto Rico Office of Information, Rotkin, April, 1946.


p. 20, Caption below photo: "¡Tengo ganas de besar la arena de los orillas!" [I want to kiss the sand from the shores!]; Caption on back of photo: Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. The beach. Puerto Rico Office of information, Posskam, October, 1945.


p. 21, Caption below photo: "Porque en mi pueblo hasta las piedras cantan" [Because in my village until the stones sing]; Caption on back of photo: Near Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Surf at the "cueva del indio" an old Indian cave in the rocks of the shore. Puerto Rico Office of Information, Rosskam, December, 1945.

 

 

Osuna Family in Puerto Rico Photo Album

p. 1, Margaret early days

p. 2, "Josie at San German in front of the guest home where we stayed" - Margaret and Jose - Margaret beside the hibiscus

p. 3, "Front of the first home" - "the house at Rio Piedras, patio view," "The vine at the porch is the 'petria.' Our room is to the right upstairs-has two windows."

p. 4, Jose and Margaret in front of the house at Rio Piedras

p. 5, The house at Rio Piedras, side view "Breakfast room at lower left hand corner, bathroom above where small windows are, at left upstairs is Ann's room"

p. 6, The house at Rio Piedras, back yard, "Down at right of house. The two tall trees in background went over in storm."

p. 7, The house at Rio Piedras, side yard, "Side view of house"

p. 8, "One corner of living room. This is the only shot except our bedroom that stayed dry during storm" - "Row of royal palms in front of our place. Every one is bare of leaves now. All trees and shrubs in between are gone now."

p. 9, "This is her position when she is getting ready to turn over on her stomach" - Margaret holding Ann on porch, "Ann at 4 months" - Ann laying on table on porch, "Ann at 4 months"

p. 10, Ann on table on porch - Margaret and Ann - Ann on blanket in yard

p. 11, Margaret holding Ann, "6 months" - Margaret holding Ann in yard - Margaret holding Ann in yard

p. 12, Jose and Ann in yard - Jose and Ann in yard " March 5, 1929 10 months old"- Margaret and Ann in yard "March 5, 1929"

p. 13, "Ann and her Daddy, age 4 months" - Ann in yard

p. 14, Jose and Ann in yard "March 5, 1929 10 months old" - Margaret and Ann in yard " Ann age 1 year" - Jose and Ann in yard "March 5, 1929"

p. 15, Jose and Ann in yard - Margaret and Ann in yard "Xmas 1929" - Margaret and Ann in yard "March 5, 1929"

p. 16, Margaret and Ann with stroller - Margaret and Ann with stroller "15 months" - Ann with stroller "15 months"

p. 17, "Ann 15 months old" - Ann in yard - Jose and Ann in yard "Xmas 1929"

p. 18, Margaret and Ann "Xmas 1929" - two photos of Margaret and Ann in yard with teddy bear

p. 19, "Ann and her friends at her party. Her little house in the background" - Margaret and Ann by play house

p. 20, Jose, Ann and Thompson relatives - Margaret, Ann and Thompson relatives

p. 21, Margaret, Ann and Thompson relatives - Ann and Grandfather Thompson - Ann at Marguerite's birthday party

p. 22, Jose, Margaret, Ann, and Margaret's parents - Margaret, Ann and Margaret's parents

p. 23, Margaret, Ann and Thompson relatives in winter coats - Jose, Margaret, Ann and relatives "Xmas 1932"

p. 24, two photos of Ann and Grandfather Thompson in the show

p. 25, two children with a sled "State College, Pa, Xmas 1932" - Margaret and a friend with a sled "Xmas 1932"

p. 26, Margaret Osuna, Xmas 1932 - "Ann Thompson Osuna age 6 weeks" - Margaret and Ann

p. 27, Ann with toy car "Ann 3 years old, May 5, 1931" - Ann with toy stroller, "May 5, 1931 Ann 3 years old" - Jose, Margaret and Ann in yard

p. 28, Jose holding James - "Ann and Jimmie, Ann age 6 years, Jimmie age 7 weeks" - James "3 months old" - "Jimmie, Nov. 18, 1934, age 7 weeks" - James laying in yard

p. 29, Margaret, Ann, and James - Margaret, Ann, and James, "Jimmie, 5 1/2 months, Ann, 6 1/2 years" - Margaret, Ann and Jimmie

p. 30, Jose, Margaret, Ann and James- Jose and James - James in yard - Ann on a horse - two photos of Ann and James in the yard

p. 31, Two photos of James in a stroller - two photos of Margaret, Ann and James

p. 32, Ann and James with a cat

 

Certificates and Diplomas: (oversize, located in map case with other certificates and diplomas)

Joseph Addison Thompson - 1917 - Cedarville College diploma

Margaret Logan Thompson

- June 7, 1916 - Bachelor of Arts diploma from Tarkio College

-October 29, 1919 - Master of Arts diploma from Columbia University

-October 29, 1919 - Kindergarten Teacher diploma from Columbia University

Juan José Osuna

- March 16, 1905 - Diploma from Indian Industrial School, Carlisle , PA

- June 27, 1906 - Normal Teachers' Certificate

- September 5, 1907 - Certificate from the Department of Education of Porto Rico

- September 14, 1910 - 2d. Lieut. & Quarterm. & Commissary of the Corps Cadets of the Pennsylvania State College

- September 18, 1911 - Certificate, Captain and Regimental Quarterm. In the Corps of Cadets of the Pennsylvania State College

- June 12, 1912 - Diploma from the Pennsylvania State College

- May 4, 1915 - Princeton Theological Seminary diploma

- July 15, 1918 - YMCA National War Work Council certificate

- June 2, 1920 - Master of Arts diploma from Columbia University

- June 6, 1923 - Doctor of Philosophy diploma from Columbia University

- June 6, 1923 - Instructor in Education diploma from Columbia University

- January 31, 1944 - Certificate from the University of Texas

- March 14, 1945 - Certificado de Aprendiz, La Resp. Locia "America" No. 77
 



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