Skip to main content

Image / Tom Torres

Have a question about this item?

Item information. View source record on the Online Archive of California.

Tom Torres
Vicky Barretto
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
California State University, Channel Islands, John Spoor Broome Library
Contributing Institution
California State University, Channel Islands
Filipinos in Ventura County Digital Image Collection
Rights Information
Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires written permission of the coyright owners. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gifts or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
California State University, Channel Islands
Consult owning institution
Uncle Tom Torres stands in front of the carport at Springville Ranch in 1963. Torres arrived in the United States in the 1930s as a farm laborer. He lived at Springville Ranch where he was allowed to plant his own vegetables, such as bitter melon, and cabbages. He would invite Filipino families and friends to come pick them. Tom Torres was a lifelong vegetarian, who never married, but saved his earings to send to students in the Philippines.
Tom Torres
Filipino Americans
Springville Ranch
Ventura County (Calif.)
Camarillo (Calif.)

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: