Helpful resources. Hopefully for any student of Davao history, this will prove beneficial.


The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao, by Fay-Cooper Cole

The Inhabitants of the Philippines, by Frederic H. Sawyer

The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, V7, 1588-1591, by Emma Helen Blair

Exploración del territorio de Davao by Rajal y Larré, Joaquín, 1847-

Escape From Davao: The Forgotten Story of the Most Daring Prison Break of the Pacific War By John D. Lukacs

Making Mindanao: Cotabato and Davao in the Formation of the Philippine Nation State – By P. N. Abinales

The Japanese in Colonial Southeast Asia – edited by Saya Shiraishi, Takashi Shiraishi

Chronicling America – Historic American Newspapers

On the Road Home: An American Story: A Memoir of Triumph and Tragedy on a Forgotten Frontier – by Ph D John Russell Frank

Japanese Diasporas: Unsung Pasts, Conflicting Presents and Uncertain Futures – edited by Nobuko Adachi

The Origins of Banana-fibre Cloth in the Ryukyus, Japan – By Katrien Hendrickx

Japan and South East Asia: From the Meiji Restoration to 1945, Volume 1 edited by Wolf Mendl

Japan Views the Philippines, 1900-1944 By Lydia N. Yu-Jose

Angels of the Underground – The American Women who Resisted the Japanese in the Philippines in World War II – Theresa Kaminski

Documents on the Tokyo International Military Tribunal: Charter, Indictment, and Judgments, Volume 1 – CoverNeil Boister, Robert Cryer

Web and Digital Archives

Antonio Figueroa – Edge Davao column on Davao history

Anderson Villa – Davao Today column on Davao history

Museo Dabawenyo

Davao Museum of History and Ethnography

DAVAO: It’s History, Culture, Politics, Economy and Progress

Charles F. Clagg Photograph Collection – 1920, June July

Philippine Photographs Digital Archive, Special Collections Library, University of Michigan

Retrato – The Photo Archive of the Filipinos Heritage Library

National Archives of the Philippines

Davao City Library and Information Center

Monash University Repository – Terrain Study No. 92 – Davao Gulf – Sarangani Bay

Internet Archive Search

Japan Center for Asian Historical Research

The Tribune, April 29, 1939

Hoji Shinbun – Japanese Diaspora Initiative – Hoover Institution

Davao Times – published by the Davao branch of the Manira Shinbunsha

Harrison Forman Collection (UWM Libraries) – AGSL Digital Photo Archive: Asia and Middle East – Philippines