Overview of the Chinese Community in Baton Rouge, La Records, 2006-2007

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2006 - 2007 (Inclusive dates)
Creator and/or Contributor
Louisiana Folklife Program (creator), Jun Zou (creator)
Scope and Content Note
Materials consist of a project field report, audio logs, survey forms, Chinese business directory, invitation to scholar's rock exhibition, photo log, clippings, project proposal, flier for the Chinese Culture Club of Baton Rouge,  research articles, and seven cassette tapes containing interviews. Digital materials include six videos (AVI) taken during interviews, two audio tracks of flute performances (CDA), interviews in WAV and MP3 formats, and two hundred and twenty-eight images (JPEG).

The following is a list of the recordings included in this sub-series in order of tape number:
1680. Koa Hwa Sze, 11/28/2006
1681. Qiongfang, Ni, 11/05/2006
1682. Ren Jen-gyi “Margaret” Koai, 02/01/2007
1683. John Hu, 10/27/2006
1684. Lubing Luo, 11/04/2006
1685. Mei Su, 10/21/2006
1686. Yushen Wang, 12/29/2006

Administrative/Biographical History Element
This New Populations project was carried out by Jun Zou in 2006 and 2007. Through eight interviews of community members in their homes and documentation of two local Chinese cultural events, Zou aimed to present this population from both public and personal perspectives. The two documented events were the Moon Festival Party and the celebration of Chinese New Year.

Jun Zou's project article, "Moon Cakes, Knotting, and Feng Shui: A Peek of Chinese Culture in Baton Rouge, Louisiana" is 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 22. Overview of the Chinese Community in Baton Rouge

General Note
Collection is available for review at LSU Libraries Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library, Baton Rouge, La.
1 (folder)
3.48 (GB)
7 (cassette tapes)
English (Languages)
Mandarin (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Chinese--Baton Rouge(La.)--Social life and customs. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Chinese scholars' rocks. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Crafts (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Feng Shui (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Flutes (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Health Systems (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Ink Painting (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Painting, Chinese. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Geographic Coverage
Baton Rouge (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:
Jun Zou (creator)