Contact Information
Allan Jason Sarmiento (Welga Archivist)

Robyn Rodriguez (Director)

Mission Statement

The mission of the Welga Project Digital Archive and Repository (WPDAR) is to digitally preserve and ensure access of documentary and ephemera material of a Filipino American Labor and Activism History.

From the Grape Strike and Beyond: Expanding to Filipino American Activism History

The Welga Project was originally founded to promote Filipino American labor history, specifically the history of Filipino American involvement with the UFW movement and the Delano Grape Strikes. After conducting oral history interviews and collecting archival collections, we realized that labor history greatly intertwined with activism history. As such, we are broadening the scope of content of the WPDAR to include collections focusing on Filipino American political and social activism.

Shift from Archive to Digital Hosting Repository

As of 2015, the Welga Project exhausted its allocated funding and has reverted into a volunteer organization. As a result, we are currently lacking the resources to physical conserve any new collections. However, we are still committed to making Filipino American history accessible through our online website, and will continue to accept digital reproductions of your collections. In addition, we are also offering free digitization services for any potential donors who are willing to have your personal files scanned and photographed. 


The Welga! Project was made possible with support from the University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) and Cal Humanities. 

UCHRI serves all ten campuses in the UC system, interacting with UC campus humanities centers, other campus research centers, and with individual faculty to promote collaborative, interdisciplinary humanities research and pedagogy throughout the University of California system and within the larger communities they inhabit. For more information, please visit www.uchri.org.

Cal Humanities is a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, please visit www.calhum.org.