Filipino La.

Archive of Filipino Louisiana

Documentation of the history and culture of Filipino communities in Louisiana

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"'There has to be Lechon': A Celebration in the Filipino Community" is a short ethnographic film focusing on a Filipino community that gathered occasionally to attend services and social events in Talisheek, Louisiana, the home of Pastor Lito who…

Elks Mardi Gras Entry.jpg
The application for the Filipino Community to enter the inaugural Elks Krewe of Orleanians Mardi Gras parade. Application submitted by Miguel Guillera as president of the New Orleans chapter of the Grand Lodge Cabelloros de Dimas Alang.

Event ticket, program and invitation letter that describes the purpose of FEFL and the event.

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Recipe card for adobo (spelled "Do-Bo" on the card), a popular Filipino dish. The recipe, typed and laminated, belonged to Ronald Gonzales.

APP Indepndence Day 1998 Program.pdf
Program from Association of Philippine Physicians in the Louisiana and Gulf Coast 1998 conference in New Orleans that celebrated the centennial of Philippine Independence from Spain.

Independence Day Flyer Lafitte 2022.jpeg
Invitation distributed through social media to invite the community to attend the June 4, 2022 event to celebrate Philippine Independence.

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Bayan Ko Independence Day Program 2022.pdf
Program outlining speaker lineup and activities for the event. Programs were distributed at the flag ceremony and placed on the tables at the reception.

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Dried Shrimp Recipebook Cover.jpg
Recipe booklet used to promote local uses for dried shrimp.

Manila Village Marker Brochure.pdf
Two brochures that summarize the history of Manila Village. The brochures were developed for events to unveil the markers.

Ronnie Gonzales coaching his son Eddie and his nephew David Thiel (the son of his cousin Caggy Guillera ___ Theil). The playground was an important part of community life in working class New Orleans for most of the 20th century. Ronnie whose…

2018 Consulate Gen Appreciation PLHS.jpeg
Consulate General of the Philippines presented the Philippine- Louisiana Historical Society a certificate of appreciation for volunteering to help with Consular Outreach Services at the St. Maria Goretti Church. The event was attended by Filipinos in…


Estall Maxima Melendez 1941 Manila Village.jpg
Estrella Maxima Melendez, daughter of Catalino Decena Melendez and Gertrude Marie L Melendez, on the wharf at Manila Bay.

Clark Cheniere Marker unveiling ceremony at the Town of Jean Lafitte, June 30, 2013.

FEFL Assembly 2016 Entertainment Dance.jpg


Dedication of Manila Village Plaza.pdf
Dedication documentation includes the official program,

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Diane Gonzales
Durian Collective video showing the creation of the the Philippine-Louisiana Historical Mural. Dr. Almira Astudillo Gilles presented the mural to Philippine-Louisiana Historical Society at Filipino American History Month Symposium at Xavier…

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.

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 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…
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