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Marcialito Cam Papers

Identifier: MS 054


This collection consists of the typed literary manuscripts of Asian-American author-poet Marcialito Cam, written during the period from 1967-2003. Visually disabled from the age of nine, Mr. Cam is a 1955 graduate of Franklin and Marshall College. Among Mr. Cam's writings are works of fiction, poetry, and essays on social and political issues. Some manuscripts have been published in book form while others remain unpublished. Additional material received in 2004 documents Mr. Cam's self-publishing efforts through his imprint M Cam Books as well as sales and publication solicitations to bookstores, publishers, newspapers, magazines, television, radio and theater.


  • 1967- present,
  • Majority of material found within 1967-2000


Restrictions on Access

Access unrestricted.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Photocopying restricted to scholarly purposes only. except by permission of copyright holder..

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All publication restricted. except by permission of copyright holder..

Biographical / Historical

After receiving his Bachelor's in Sociology and English at Franklin and Marshall College in 1955, Marcialito Cam earned a Master's Degree from Adelphi University in Social Work and served for 20 years as a Social Work professional. In 1966 he began writing novels, short stories, poetry, and essays and has recited his poetry through public forums since 1972. Many of his works have been published in anthologies or have been independently published by Mr. Cam himself.


7 Linear feet (17 boxes)

Language of Materials



Collection: Organized chronologically by date of authorship / publication.

Ownership and Custodial History

All of the materials in this collection were donated to the Archives and Special Collections by Marcialito Cam in June and December 2002 with periodical additions since that time. The manuscripts can be used by researchers for purposes of criticism, interpretation, study, and inspiration. However, Mr. Cam and his heirs retain ALL copyright to the materials held by the Archives and Special Collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Marcialito Cam. Address--Philadelphia, PA. Method of acquisition--Gift (ongoing); Date of acquisition--2002-.

Processing Information

Processing completed February 2004.

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Repository Details

Part of the Franklin and Marshall College Special Collections Repository

PO Box 3003
Lancaster PA 17604 United States