University of Hawaii at Manoa Library

These exhibits are available for viewing during normal library hours.

2005 Hawaiian & Pacific Department Exibits

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Christmas in Hawai`i

Through December 2005
Special Collections, Fifth floor, Hamilton Library

We have books about the history of Christmas in Hawai'i. Read all about the very first Christmas in the Islands and how Hawai'i began the traditional Christmas celebrations.

Also included are music books and pamphlets with Christmas carols in Hawaiian (and also in English for some of you) as well as contemporary children's Christmas storybooks. Don't forget to take with you a pamphlet of Hawaiian Christmas carols.

Photo of Mele Kalikimaka: Christmas in Hawaii "Mele Kalikimaka: Christmas in Hawaii," narrative by Julie Mehta


Photo of Christmas in Hawai`i exhibit Some of the books on display as part of the Christmas in Hawai`i exhibit.


Haunted Hamilton BOOks

Through October 2005
Special Collections, Fifth floor, Hamilton Library

After checking out the Rembrandt etchings on the Bridge, swing by and check out Special Collections display of scary stories and spooky tales.

On display until Halloween.

Exhibit - Haunted Hamilton BOOks
Photo of Obake: Ghost Stories in Hawaii Obake: Ghost Stories in Hawai`i by Glen Grant.


Disaster Preparedness Kit

Through October 2005
Special Collections, Fifth floor, Hamilton Library

It's only a matter of time before the next hurricane strikes. When you are given the order to evacuate ... will you be ready? What will you take with you?

Special Collections staff have assembled a full size disaster preparedness kit for a typical family of four and their pet cat. (We filled 3 whole tables with stuff).

We were surprised at the effort and time it took to gather all the items. In the event of a real emergency, we might not have been able to survive. So be prepared.

Photo of canned goods Plan on a minimum of 36 meals -- three cans per person per day. Don't forget a manual can opener.

Photo of batteries and lantern Keep four flashlights or lanterns, one per person. Plan on two sets of batteries for all flashlights, radio and other electronic devices.


Treasure Islands

Selected items from the Hawaiian and Pacific Rare Books, Manuscripts and Archives Collections

Through October 2005
Special Collections, Fifth floor, Hamilton Library

This is a companion display to the other "treasures" exhibits located at the UHM Art Gallery and Hamilton first floor. Click here for more information on the the Library Treasures on the Bridge

Photo of sheet music From the Hawaiian sheet music collection


Photo of the book The History of Prince Lee Boo The History of Prince Lee Boo; a native of the Pelew islands brought to England by Capt. Wilson. Philadelphia: 1802.


Holding It Together: The Art of the Basket

Featuring Micronesian Handicraft donated to the Pacific Collection by Isebong "Bonnie" Asang

Through July 2005
Special Collections, Fifth floor, Hamilton Library

The different States in Micronesia have developed distinctive forms of basketry. This month, the Special Collections exhibit, "Holding It Together: The Art of the Basket," displays samples of a variety of bags, purses, wallets, cigarette packs, briefcases, all finely contructed and lightly woven. The donor, Isebong "Bonnie" Asang, is a Palauan scholar who earned her PhD in education here at UH, spending many hours in the Pacific Collection.

Photo of Weaver by Margo Vitarelli Weaver by Margo Vitarelli



Photo of some of the items on display in Holding it Together Some of the items on display in "Holding It Together"


Na Popoki i ka Hale Waihona Puke

Through June 2005
Special Collections, Fifth floor, Hamilton Library

In honor of National Cat Month, Special Collections has once again set up one of their favorite displays, Na Popoki i ka Hale Waihona Puke.

Featured in the exhibit are over 30 portraits of cats owned by Library staff, as well as books and calendars from the Hawaiian Collection about cats in Hawaii, a history of the Hawaiian Humane Society and cats available for adoption at the Humane Society.

Please come and vote for your favorite cat picture. Voting ends on June 24. Display will be available for viewing in the Special Collections Reading Room for the whole month of June.

Cover of the book Kalapana Cover of the book Kalapana, written by Carolyn Everett Han and illustrated by Carole Hinds McCarty


Photo of Maile the cat Maile is one of the cats you can vote for through June 24.


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