Filipino Love Stories

Acknowledgements

AcknowledgementsStories and images for this exhibit were collected through the Re/Collecting Project directed by Grace Yeh (Ethnic Studies Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo).

The Filipino Love Stories project was made possible with support from Cal Humanities, an independent non-profit state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, visit www.calhum.org. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of Cal Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This project was also made possible with support from the American Studies Association Community Partnership Grant, College of Liberal Arts Circle of Giving Grant, Minker Fund, State Faculty Support Grant, and Extramural Funding Initiative Grant.

The Ethnic Studies Department, Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies Program, Center for Expressive Technologies, Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Central Coast Chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society, and the MultiCultural Center also generously provided support.

Special thanks go to the many Cal Poly students who helped to gather the stories represented, especially Jillian Cohen, Hailee Hansen, and Kate O’Leary.

Kennedy Library curator, Catherine Trujillo and her student team, Ragini Sahai, Adriana Duarte, Carla Bernal, and Charlie Refvem deserve much praise for their creativity and diligence in designing and building the exhibit.

With her web design and layout talents, Cal Poly Graphic Communications major Drea Achacoso created the online exhibit you see here. 

Thank you to the project advisors, Rosalie Marquez, Denise A. Cruz, David Gillette, and Lorraine Donegan. 

The California Central Coast Chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts and Education Center, and the Loonanon Pioneers of America provided invaluable assistance connecting us to and hosting interviews with community members.

Most of all, this project is indebted to and dedicated to the individuals who shared their stories with us.

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