Recognition in the Scout Report
The Special Collections Department
at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and the Desktop Network Services
have recently been recognized in the Scout Report
Published continuously since 1994, the Scout Report
is one of the Internet's oldest and most respected publications.
The February 21, 2003 -- Volume 9, Number 6
issue carries the following information:
The Annexation of Hawaii: A Collection of Documents
While the annexation of Hawaii by the United States occurred on August 12, 1898, the subject held the attention of the US government
for several years, and was fiercely debated in Congress and back on the islands themselves, with many claiming that the annexation was
solely to benefit the financial interests of Sanford B. Dole, the legendary "Sugar King." To their credit, the University of Hawaii at
Manoa's Special Collections department has done a nice job of digitizing a number of primary documents related to the annexation of Hawaii,
subsequently placing them on this site for the general public. The collection currently includes the massive Blount Report, dealing with the
affairs of the islands; the Hawaii Organic Act; transcriptions of the congressional debates on the Organic Act; and anti-annexation protest
documents, including hand-written letters by Queen Liliuokalani to Sanford B. Dole, President William McKinley, and others.
Under the direction of Martha Chantiny
, Dore Minatodani, Joan Hori, and Noenoe Silva, the University of
Hawaii at Manoa's Special Collections and DNS departments have digitized a
number of primary documents related to the annexation of Hawai. They have
twice received grant funding from the Student Equity, Excellence, and
(total amount $5,500) and
Hawai'i Committee for the Humanities
($2,200). Please visit the The Annexation Of Hawaii: A Collection Of Documents
Website. From there you can view the following collections of documents:
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In addition please refer to the article entitled "Annexation Documents Posted Online"
published in the Honolulu Advertiser
on May 26, 2003.