Finding aid created by: [Summit record]
|30 Mar 2007||converted to EAD (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Alejandro, Dionisio D.|
|Title:||Dionisio D. Alejandro Papers|
|Quantity:||0.5 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Papers of the Philippine bishop. Born in 1893, Alejandro was the first native Filipino elected a bishop of the Philippine Islands Central Conference of the Methodist Church (1944). Collection includes manuscript articles, sermons and speeches plus newspaper clippings and periodical articles by Alejandro.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Dionisio Deista Alejandro (1893-1972) was a Filipino Bishop of the Methodist Church, elected in 1944. He was born February 19, 1893 in Quiapo, Manila and his ancestry was Filipino with slight admixture of Chinese. He was baptized in 1906 in San Isidro, Luzon by Bishop G.A. Miller, and studied in the United States as well as in his home country. He joined the Philippine Islands Annual Conference in 1918, was later ordained Deacon, and became the first delegate to the Central Conference of Southern Asia. Prior to his election to the Episcopacy he served as an evangelist, an educator, a pastor and an editor.
Alejandro was elected a Bishop in 1944, during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, and so was not consecrated until 1946 (i.e., after liberation). He served the Manila Episcopal area and was the presiding bishop of the Philippines and the Northern Philippines Annual Conferences.
He is the author of several articles and books, including A Brief History of the Philippines (1944, in Tagalog and English), A Brief History of Methodism (with F.S. Galvez and D.W. Holton), Why Are We Protestants? (1945). He also translated H.C. Morrison's The Baptism of the Holy Spirit and other pamphlets. His personal statement, "From Roman Catholicism to the Protestant Faith," appears in Voices from Many Lands (1915) and a typed copy resides in the Methodist Bishops' Collection at Southern Methodist University.
[Portions of biographical sketch adapted from "Dionisio Deista Alejandro," Wikipedia, retrieved 30 March 2007.]
The Dionisio D. Alejandro Papers contain his writings, in the form of manuscripts and published material.
Manuscripts represents the bulk of the collection (23 folders) and contains undated articles, sermons and speeches, arranged alphabetically by title. Published material consist of a single folder of newspaper clippings and magazine articles by Bishop Alejandro, arranged chronologically.
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Alejandro, Dionisio D. Archives.
Methodist Church, Philippines.
Religion and politics, Philippines.
Genres and Forms
Clippings (information artifacts)
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Dionisio D. Alejandro Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Gift of Bishop Alejandro, 1967.
|Box 1||Bataan is Methodist|
|Box 1||The Christian Home is the Answer|
|Box 1||Conserving Christmas for Man|
|Box 1||The Development of Adequate Curriculum for Phillipine Sunday Schools|
|Box 1||The Disciplines of Methodism|
|Box 1||The Forgotten Significance of Christmas|
|Box 1||A Great Open Door of Opportunity|
|Box 1||The Hope Immortality|
|Box 1||Is the Aglipayan Church Trinitarian?|
|Box 1||Jesus Christ, the Hope of the World|
|Box 1||The Kingdom and the Church|
|Box 1||The Leaven of the Gospel|
|Box 1||The Man Leonard Wood|
|Box 1||Negative Mission Influences on Filipino Church Life|
|Box 1||Personal Integrity|
|Box 1||Question Box|
|Box 1||Questions and Answers on Sabbath Keeping|
|Box 1||Reason Enough to be Grateful|
|Box 1||Relationship Between the Lectionary and Prophetic Preaching in Worship|
|Box 1||The Religious Faith of a Great Mason|
|Box 1||Some Thoughts on Good Citizenship|
|Box 1||Spiritism Among the Early Filipinos|
|Box 1||Articles 1912-1913, 1915-1925, 1948, 1961-1962, undated|