Preserving Vietnamese Culture in Southern Louisiana Records, 2009

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2009 (Date created)
Creator and/or Contributor
Louisiana Folklife Program (creator), Emma Tomingas-Hatch (creator)
Scope and Content Note
Materials include project field report, audio recording logs, survey forms, project article, photo log, release forms, photographs, program, invoice, resume, and project proposal. Interviews recorded on seven cassette tapes. Digital materials include interview logs, field report, invoice, photo log, question template, altar essay, and sixty-seven photographs in JPEG format. Digital copies of interviews also available.

The following is a list of the recordings included in this sub-series in order of tape number:
1761. Thay Dao Quang, 01/31/2009
1762. Thay Doa Quang, 03/16/2009
1763. Julie Nguyen, 03/16/2009
1764. Ton Dinh, 03/16/2009
1765. Thien Tran, 03/24/2009
1766. Bac V. Nguyen, 03/24/2009
1767. Joseph Doan, 04/20/2009

Administrative/Biographical History Element
Undertaken by Emma Tomingas-Hatch in 2009, this project documented the Vietnamese of Southern Louisiana through 8 interviews and two cultural events--Lunar New Year at Tam Bao Temple in Baton Rouge and a Catholic Retreat held at a Vietnamese Hall in Abbeville. Ms. Tomingas-Hatch's article, "Preserving Vietnamese Culture and Language in Southern Louisiana: Altars as Symbols of Identity" may be accessed through the New Populations page of the Louisiana Folkilfe website.

System of Arrangement

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

  • XXXV. New Populations - Subseries 23. Preserving Vietnamese Culture in Southern La.

General Note
Collection is available for review at LSU Libraries Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library, Baton Rouge, La.
1 (folder)
1.5 (GB)
7 (cassette tapes)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Buddhism (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Buddhist altars (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Buddhist monks (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Catholicism (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Music, Vietnamese (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Vietnam--Emigration and immigration (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Vietnamese (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Vietnamese--Louisiana--Social life and customs. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Vietnamese Americans--Louisiana--Ethnic identity. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
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)
Emma Tomingas-Hatch (creator)