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NEWS & UPDATES (2009)

December 29, 2009

First of three-part oral history of Pete Tagalog conducted by Melinda Tria Kerkvliet is now available as part of the Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii's Unheard Voices Project. [go to Unheard Voices Project] [go to Pete Tagalog]

November 6, 2009

eFIL assisted in the opening of FilCom's exhibit of prints by Philippine writer and komiks artist, Francisco V. Coching (1919-1998). In addition to the presence of family members from the Philippines and Maui, Francisco's wife and lifelong assistant, Filomena "Luming" Navales Coching, graciously autographed prints. [about Francisco Coching]

November 4, 2009

Presentation, "MIA": Recovering the History of a Community Through Digitization, given by Clement Bautista at Center for Philippine Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

October 26, 2009

Audio recording made of Tradicion Rondalla, visiting artists from Walnut Creek, California. Selections from recording session to be made available online.

October 20, 2009

A Family Collection Preservation Workshop (see May 31, 2008) was conducted at UH Kauai Community College in Lihue, Kauai. Workshop was part of the KCC Pamantasan Club's recognition of Filipino American History Month.

October 6-23, 2009

As part of Filipino American History Month activities, Gina Vergara-Bautista and Clement Bautista (with Eriza Bareng) assembled an exhibit on Filipino veterans of Hawaii entitled, Hawaii's Filipino and Filipino American Veterans: A Legacy of Valor and Loyalty. For introductory text to exhibit: [download here]

September 1, 2009

Digitization and uploading of 1974 publication, Ti Biag Idiay Kampo Siete (Life in Camp Seven), the story of the Rosete family in Waimanalo, Hawaii. Story and photographs by Mary Ann Lynch. Published by the General Assistance Center for the Pacific, College of Education, University of Hawaii. [go to Books page]

July 13, 2009

Digitization and uploading of 1985 report, Filipino Immigrants in Hawaii: A Profile of Recent Arrivals, published by the East-West Population Institute and Operation Manong. [go to Pamphlets page]

June 30, 2009

Second installation of Unheard Voices Project is online. Oral history of Pete Behasa, interviewed by Deanna Espinas. [go to Unheard Voices Project page]

April 25, 2009

Gina Vergara-Bautista presents paper, eFIL Filipino Digital Archives and History Center and serves as discussant in Filipino American Archives from Traditional to Digital -- Decolonization of a Collective Memory roundtable at the 2009 Association for Asian American Studies conference held in Honolulu, Hawaii (April 22-25, 2009).

April 14, 2009

First installation of the FAHSOH's oral history project, Unheard Voices Project, is online. Featured is an oral history of Edward Felipe, interviewed by Nicolita Garces. [go to Unheard Voices Project page]

February 14, 2009

A Family Collection Preservation Workshop (see May 31, 2008) was conducted at the Lanai Public Library in Lanai City.

January 1, 2009

Preliminary webpage of The Julian Yorong Rondalla Group is online. Visitors can downloaded mp3 files of the Group's recordings made on November 18, 2008. [go to JYRG page]

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