FilipinoLa

Multimedia Exhibit of Filipinos in Louisiana

Multimedia documentation of the life and culture of Filipino communities through the stories of Filipino migrants and their descendants.

Browse Items (10 total)

Mother,Ronnie,Diane&Howard.jpg
Evelyn Guillera Gonzales with three children Ronald (Ronnie), Diane, and Howard. Photograph was taken in the family home by a professional photographer. The photograph was taken to be sent to the Philippines to the Gonzalez family (reported by Diane…

Enrique Gonzales Citizenship.jpg
The first picture is of Enrique Gonzalez at his Naturalization ceremony in 1947. Enrique Gonzalez became a naturalized citizen after living in the United States for close to twenty years.

HowardRonnieDiane.jpg
Howard, Ronnie, and Diane are the children of Evelyn Guillera Gonzales Planchard and Enrique Gonzales. They grew up in New Orleans and spent most of their lives in Louisiana.

Howard&Ronnie1940.jpg
Studio photograph of Howard and Ronnie Gonzales in 1940.

Ronnie,CJ@NORD.jpg
Ronald Gonzales with C.J. Thiel and another teammate. In this working class community, there weren't many resources for equipment. Thiel reported that the helmets looked like leather, but were actually made of cardboard.

Gonzales played Pee-Wee…

GonzalezFamily.jpg
Photograph of Enrique's parents and siblings taken during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. The photograph was sent to Evelyn after Enrique and Evelyn split up. It was sent twice, once in 1948 and another time in 1950. Both times, Minoy…

Ronald under Center.jpg
Ronald Gonzales was a running back for Nichols High School. The picture highlights the size disparity between the large lineman and the smaller Filipino American running back. The Times-Picayuane described Ronald as a "speedster."

diane gonzales.png
Diane Gonzales

GonzalezFamilyP.I.Daddy.jpg
Enrique returned to Philippines in 1970 and took this photograph with his siblings. His parents had passed away and several brothers were living in the United States.

Evelyn Gonzales Planchard posing.jpg
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