Filipino Dance Traditions in Southeast Louisiana Project Records, 2007-2008

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2007 - 2008 (Date created)
Creator and/or Contributor
Louisiana Folklife Program (creator), Laura Westbrook (creator)
Scope and Content Note

Materials consist of a field report, project article, a photo log, and photographs of interviewees.

Administrative/Biographical History Element

Carried out by Laura Westbrook between October 2007 and July 2008, this project focused on Filipino culture and dance within Southeast Louisiana, especially New Orleans. In addition to the interviews conducted, some of the occasions documented include Evening Tet Trung Thu (Autumn harvest festival) on the grounds Mary Queen of Vietnam Church in New Orleans, All Souls' day at St. Bernard Memorial Cemetery, creation of krathongs (floating lotus) in home of Jenjira Wilson, and Pahela Baishakh (Bengali New Year) in Lafreniere Park in Jefferson Parish. 

The resulting publication, Mabuhay Pilipino! (Long Life!): Filipino Culture in Southeast Louisiana is available on the Louisiana Folklife Program website.

System of Arrangement

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

  • XXXV. New Populations - Subseries 5. Filipinos – New Orleans

General Note

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

1 (folder)
English (Dialects)
Other Subject Headings
Filipinos--Louisiana--Social life and Customs. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Filipino Americans--Louisiana--Ethnic Identity. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Folk Dance (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Geographic Coverage
Louisiana (Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names)
Preferred Citation
Louisiana Folklife Program Project Files, Mss. 4730, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Related Entities:
Louisiana Folklife Program (creator)
Laura Westbrook (creator)