Louisianan Vietnamese Community Documentation, 2006

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2006 (Date created)
Creator and/or Contributor
Allison Truitt (creator), Louisiana Folklife Program (creator)
Scope and Content Note
Materials include six cassette tapes containing interviews, in addition to a field report, audio and video logs, project article, photo log, photographs, research articles, resume. Digital materials consist of MP3 and WAV copies of interviews and sixteen JPEGs

The following is a list of the recordings included in this sub-series in order of tape number:
1768.  Reverend Thich Thong-Duc, 06/06/2006
1769.  Reverend Thich Thong-Duc, 06/06/2006
1770.  Rev. Vu Han, 06/19/2006
1771.  Vuong Ky-Son, Tran Xuyen Binh & Thanh Nguyet, 06/09/2006
1772.  Vuong Van Mai, 06/15/2006
1773.  Thich Thong-Duc, 06/17/2006

Administrative/Biographical History Element
Undertaken by Allison Truitt in 2006, this project documented activities taking place at the Belle Chase Buddhist pagoda Chua Bo De and the Trung Tam Phat Giao Van Hanh of New Orleans East. There are four recorded interviews of community members in Vietnamese and English and photographs of activities at both locations.

Truitts article, "Offerings to Kings and Buddha: Vietnamese Ritual Activities at Chua Bo De: The Vietnamese Buddhist Community in New Orleans Area", may be found on the New Populations page of 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 26.  Vietnamese Community Documentation

General Note
Collection is available for review at LSU Libraries Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library, Baton Rouge, La.
1 (folder)
2.5 (GB)
6 (cassette tapes)
English (Languages)
Vietnamese (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Vietnamese--Louisiana--Social life and customs. (Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT))
Vietnamese Americans--Louisiana--Ethnic Identity. (Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT))
Vietnamese Americans--New Orleans--Social conditions. (Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT))
Preferred Citation
Louisiana Folklife Program Project Files, Mss. 4730, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Related Entities:
Allison Truitt (creator)
Louisiana Folklife Program (creator)