In the 1960's and 1970's, large scale hotels were constructed in Copenhagen, attracting the world to this remote Nordic capital. Filipinas and Filipinos were among the workers recruited for the booming service industry that these hotels were at the core of. Between 1960-1973 hundreds of Filipino Pioneers - as this first generation called themselves - arrived in Denmark. Some migrated on, but many stayed, and many recruited friends and relatives from the Philippines to join them. This archive traces the laboring lives of the Pioneers and those who followed.

If you wish to contribute materials or stories for the archive, please contact historian and journalist Nina Trige Andersen: trige@lynxtext.dk

Make a donation

It takes time to collect, digitalize and organize an archive. Some of the work also requires special equipment. If you like the archive, you can help expand its scope by making a donation. Click to make a PayPal transfer for the archive administrator, historian and journalist Nina Trige Andersen. If you have specific ideas for what your donation should be spend on, send an email to trige@lynxtext.dk


Do you have materials you want included in the archive?

There is no such thing as "just old papers". The association newsletters, party programs, work contracts, letters, photographs etc. from the lives of Filipinos in Denmark are part of both your individual and collective history.


Many have already donated materials or lend them for digitalization, and the archive consists of contributions from individuals as well as associations such as Filipino Association of Denmark,

Filipino House, Babaylan and many more. Names of individual contributors will be mentioned as their materials are uploaded.

Get in Touch

Email: trige@lynxtext.dk

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