Cubans in Louisiana Project Records, 2008

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2008 (Date created)
Creator and/or Contributor
T. Ariana Hall (interviewer), Tomás Montoya González (interviewer), Louisiana Folklife Program (creator)
Scope and Content Note

Materials include interviews recorded on 30 cassette tapes, field report, interview transcripts and translations, release forms, project article, photographs, research articles, and Cuban civic group ephemera. Digital materials consist of interview transcripts/translations, project article, interviews in MP3 and WAV formats, and 33 JPEGs.

The following is a list of the recordings included in this sub-series in order of tape number:
1687. Ailene Cabrera, 06/06/2007
1688. Alexis Diaz, 05/27/2007
1689. Arturo Munoz, 06/06/2007
1690. Aurelio Andres Gonzalez Tape 1, 05/20/2007
1691. Aurelio Andres Gonzalez Tape 2, 05/20/2007
1692. Carlos Manuel Padial Tape 1, 03/21/2007
1693. Carlos Manuel Padial Tape 2, 03/21/2007
1694. Francisco Thompson, 03/27/2007
1695. Geovanis Palacios, 06/03/2007
1696. Guillermo de Bango Tape 1, 03/10/2007
1697. Guillermo de Bango Tape 2, 03/10/2007
1698. Guillermo de Bango Tape 3, 03/10/2007
1699. Guillermo de Bango Tape 4, 03/10/2007
1700. Javier Olondo Cos Tape 1, 05/13/2007
1701. Javier Olondo Cos Tape 2, 05/13/2007
1702. Jose D’Paez, 06/05/2007
1703. Juan Manuel Suarez Tape 1, 05/22/2007
1704. Juan Manuel Suarez Tape 2, 05/22/2007
1705. Dina Buchillon, 05/21/2007
1706. Tomas Marrero, 05/27/2007
1707. Vilma Longoria, 06/07/2007
1708. William Sabourin, 06/03/2007
1709. Maria Teresa Gonzalez & Noel C. Gonzalez, 11/27/2007
1710. Yenima Rojas, 12/05/2007
1711. Vivian Nieto, 01/04/2008
1712. Salvador Longoria, 01/08/2008
1713. Bethsy Pizarro, 02/04/2008
1714. Mario San Roman, 02/29/2008
1715. Humberto Menes, 03/05/2008
1716. Geovanis Palacios, 05/20/2008

Administrative/Biographical History Element

"The strategy used in this research was to observe and describe the sociological and cultural contrasts between the three largest immigration groups of Cubans that came to the United States since 1960 and the impact that the different generations had such as: religion, ideologies, music and dance preferences and the Cuban traditions they brought to Louisiana.

The interviews were conducted by Tomás Montoya in Spanish and later translated by Guillermo Cabrera-Rojo and Lori Tyler. The project took place over the course of two years. During the first year, research was conducted with a wide range of immigrants who arrived at different times with particular interest in how they maintain their culture through music and dance. The second year of research focused on Cuban celebrations in New Orleans. During this time, Tomás conducted interviews and attended various events."

Montoya, Tomás. Lori Tyler, Guillermo Cabrera and Ariana Hall. 2008. "New Population Project Field Report Cubans in Louisiana: Music, Dance, and Cultural Endurance" Louisiana Folklife Program. Populations reports/Cubans-FieldReport.doc.

The articles written by Tomás Montoya González and T. Ariana Hallfrom this research--"* Music and Dance in South Louisiana's Cuban Community" and "Carnival, Feast Days, and House Parties: Cuban Celebrations in Louisiana after 1960"--are available on the New Populations page of the Louisiana Folklife Program's website.


System of Arrangement

Materials may be found in the following series within the Louisana Folklife Program Project Files:

  • XXXV. New Populations - Subseries 4. Cubans in Louisiana

General Note

Collection is available for review at LSU Libraries Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library, Baton Rouge, La.

2 (folders)
30 (cassette tapes)
English (Languages)
Spanish (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Children (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Cuba--History--Revolution, 1959 (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Cubans--Louisiana--Social life and Customs. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Cuban Americans--Louisiana--Ethnic Identity (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Cuban Americans--Louisiana--Social life and Customs (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Cuban Americans--Music (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Education (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Food Habits--Cuban Americans (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Foodways (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Guevara, Ernesto, 1928-1967 (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Language (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Neighborhoods (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Santeria (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Preferred Citation
Louisiana Folklife Program Project Files, Mss. 4730, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Related Entities:
T. Ariana Hall (interviewer)
Tomás Montoya González (interviewer)
Louisiana Folklife Program (creator)

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