We would like to extend our sincere gratitude and thanks to the numerous Stockton foundations, centers, and community members that have graciously provided us with family photos, stories and oral history testimonies over the course of this project . Their generous contributions were instrumental in digitally reconstructing Little Manila in the mid century and in writing an accurate digital narrative of the Filipino immigrant experience.
This project would not have been possible without the help of both the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) and The Little Manila Foundation. Their invaluable photos, documents, stories and outreach were imperative to this project's success and in accurately preserving and reconstructing Little Manila and it’s rich cultural history. If you would like more information on FANHS or Little Manila Foundation click on the following links.
Little Manila was once a vibrant Filipino cultural center that was decimated by the Crosstown Freeway project that began in the 1960s and was completed in the 1990’s. Our project seeks to digitally recreate the Little Manila community in the mid century and integrate a historically accurate narrative explaining the Filipino-American experience. By using digital modeling and mapping software and historical and archival research, our team has been able to bring to life the history of the community and recreate what once occupied the intersection of El Dorado and Lafayette street, Little Manila.