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Hawaii Review: 35 Years of Publication


Founded in 1973, Hawai'i Review is a student run bi-annual literary journal featuring national, international, as well as regional literature of Hawai'i and the Pacific. We are published by the Board of Publications at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. We feature fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, and reviews from both established and emerging writers. Hawai'i Review is a member of the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines, and indexed by the Humanities International Index, the Index ofAmerican Periodical Verse, Writer's Market, and Poet's Market.

Covers of Hawai'i Review

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The Social Movements Collections

May 22, 2010 - August 27, 2010

In 1967 the Eugene Bechtold collection of social/radical political publications was purchased from Richard Mohr of International Bookfinders. Ralph Shaw, University Librarian, would have been involved in the purchase. Apparently, there was a bidding war between Berkeley and UH -- Edward Beechert (UH History Dept 1968-1988), author of several books on trade unions in Hawaii, was likely a primary proponent of buying this collection.

The collection consists of primary source materials, such as pamphlets, broadsides, posters, newspaper clippings, brochures, and other ephemera. There are also short runs of newspapers and periodicals, as well as about thirty longer runs among which are Labor Age, The Liberator, Communist, and Mother Earth.

When the collection arrived, it contained 17,000 items in 188 cartons. After the items were reviewed, many were processed and sent to the library's stacks. Many of the periodical issues were added to titles we already held. Today we consider that there are approximately 10,000 items in this Special Research Collection.

Photos of Social Movements exhibit

The materials that Eugene Bechtold collected contain a wealth of information for researchers interested in the first half of 20th century America, especially social and political movements. The history of labor unions is also significant. Also, those concerned with the history of the Soviet Union, the Communist Party in America, and modern political movements (anarchism, communism, fascism, socialism) will be rewarded. American Studies, History, Political Science and Sociology researchers, faculty and students would be primary users.

[Source: James Thomas, "Social Movements Collection," HLA journal, 1971, December, p. 27]

For more information about Social Movements Collection, please see

Celebrating Connections: 60 Years of Pacific Islands Studies at Manoa

January 11, 2010 - May 22, 2010

The Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island Affairs is the world's leading scholarly journal on current Pacific affairs.

With editorial offices at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa's Center for Pacific Islands Studies (CPIS), TCP encompasses a wide range of disciplines with the aim of providing comprehensive coverage of contemporary developments in the entire Pacific Islands region, including Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. It features refereed articles examining social, economic, political, ecological, and cultural topics, along with political reviews, book and media reviews, resource reviews, and a dialogue section with interviews and short essays.

In 2002, under the editorship of CPIS Professor (now Director) Vilsoni Hereniko, the journal also began highlighting the work of contemporary Pacific Islander artists. Thus far, artists from Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Zealand, Guam, Solomon Islands, Norfolk Island, Samoa, and Hawaiʻi nei have been featured.

This exhibit includes the covers of the issues from 2003 to the present, with information about the artists whose work appears on the covers as well as on inside pages. These covers were designed by Stacey Leong. Previous issues of The Contemporary Pacific (1989-2002), with covers designed by Barbara Pope, are also on display.

Photos of The Contemporary Pacific

This exhibit is part of the yearlong celebration of the 60th anniversary of Pacific Islands Studies at Mānoa. For more information about CPIS programs and publications, please see

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