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Rey E. de la Cruz papers

Identifier: CLRC-2349

Scope and Contents

The collection contains drafts, proofs, correspondence, and editorial comments related to Cecile Guidote Alvarez: The Philippines is a Stage by Rey E. de la Cruz. The collection also contains a small amount of material, including a screenplay and printed website comments related to Cruz's book Ballesteros on My Mind.


  • Creation: 2019 - 2022


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Rey E. de la Cruz was born in 1954 in the Phillippines and spent his childhood in the town of Ballesteros, before moving to Quezon City when he was ten. He earned a degree from the University of the Philippines, before graduating with an MA in Communication and Theater in 1982 and an MEd in Special Education in 1988, from the University of Chicago, and earning his doctorate in Special Education from Illinois State University in 1995. He spent his career teaching in the Chicago area. His 2016 picture book Ballesteros on My Mind, was written about de la Cruz's childhood in the Philippines, and was published in English, Spanish, Taglog, and Ilocano. His bilingual English and Tagalog picture book, Cecile Guidote Alvarez: The Philippines Is a Stage was published in 2022. He lives in Glenview, Illinois.


1.25 Cubic Feet (1 record carton)

Language of Materials




The collection contains production material related to two children's books by Rey E. de la Cruz.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Rey E. de la Cruz.

Related Materials

Illustrative material for Cecile Guidote Alvarez can be found in the Beth Parrocha papers.

Rey E. de la Cruz papers, 2019-2022
Caitlin Marineau
March 2023
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Collecting Area Details

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