FYLPRO Immersion Program Collection Archive and Digitization

The FYLPRO Immersion Program Collection Archive and Digitization is an initiative of Immersion Program & Conference Committee led by Anthonie Tumpag. We are hoping to collect photos, videos, soft copies of documents, and any digitized memorabilia that you have from your own immersion trip. These are important historical items that we can also use to share the activities and impact of our immersion program to future applicants, donors, and other stakeholders. We will also create a virtual showcase of FYLPRO immersion through the years during the November Virtual Conference with these.

We are requesting all alumni to submit/upload at minimum of five (5) photos on our Google Drive and fill out the Inventory Excel Sheet describing each photo. The inventory list helps us get a better idea of what the item is about.

Here’s the timeline we are following:

June 1 – August 15, 2021 – FYLPRO Alumni can begin uploading content to Google Drive
August 16 – November 1, 2021 – Committee working database constructed

If you have any questions, please email Anthonie Tumpag at anthonie.tumpag@fylpro.org 



About Anthonie

Anthonie Tumpag is based in the Greater Chicago area where he serves remotely for indigenousbridges.org, a non profit cultural organization based in Taiwan serving indigenous communities and connecting them to one another. Prior, he served as the Curator and Collections Manager for a Native American Cultural Center in the Chicago suburbs. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Master’s in Cultural Anthropology and certificates in Applied Anthropology and Art History. He also holds a Bachelor of Social Work and specializes in gender and post-colonial studies among diasporic communities of the Philippines and Indonesia. He’s done fieldwork in Indonesia, Madagascar, Philippines, and Taiwan researching topics relevant across nations like ecological conservation and the impacts of cultural tourism. He has curated exhibits and given talks at universities and museums and was a research intern at the Smithsonian Institution. In his spare time, Anthonie serves on the board of the Filipino American Historical Society of Chicago where he worked to digitize their collections.

Click link for details on prior digitization works: https://chicagocollections.org/news-events/news/ccc-partners-cca/