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G.W. Fisher, Charles F. Loomis, and James H. Shoemaker

G. W. Fisher and Charles F. Loomis listen as James H. Shoemaker points to map of Netherlands (Dutch) East Indies at Report of 10th IPR Conference, Montague Hall, Punahou School, 6 Oct. 1947.(IPR Photographs, #IPR-24, Manuscript M014, Archives & Manuscripts)


The Manuscript Collections of the Archives document the people, history, culture, and politics of Hawaii. These collections support scholarly research, teaching and public awareness, as well as promote an understanding of Hawaii's rich multicultural heritage.


Ronald Stone Anderson Papers

Anderson, who became professor of education at UH, served as the Education Officer of I Corps of the US Army in Japan from 1946 to approximately 1950. These papers document his efforts at educational reform in Japan.

Marjorie Grant Whiting Papers

Whiting researched into several issues in nutrition among numerous peoples in the developing world, especially concerning foods resulting in health problems, particularly toxicity of Cycads, carcinogenic foods, cardiovascular diseases, and lathyrism/odoratism.

Arthur Goodfriend Papers

Arthur Goodfriend was a meticulous recorder of his own life. He created scrapbook journals out of his over 90 years of experiences and adventures. Approximately 35 journals, an oral history, and the scrapbook of an autobiography are included in this collection.

Robert Baker Aitken Papers

Robert Aitken was a teacher at UH, a social activisit, an author, and a Zen Master. He was a founding member of the American Friends Service Committee, Hawaii and also founded the Diamond Sangha, a Zen Buddhist organization heardquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Institute of Pacific Relations Records

This international organization working for peaceful reconciliation between nations began in Honolulu, holding its first biennial conference in 1925. In the mid-1930s, the International Secretariat moved to New York City, but the Honolulu group remained active until the McCarthy Era in the 1950s.

Pacific & Asian Affairs Council Records

This Hawaii organization focuses upon education of secondary school students in international relations. It came into existence in December 1953 as a reorganization of the Honolulu Branch of the Institute of Pacific Relations, totally severing ties with IPR.

Pan Pacific Union Records

Founded in 1917, the Pan Pacific Union served as a creative outlet for those in Hawaii interested in international and intercultural relations. It's founder, Alexander Hume Ford, believed that multi-ethnic Hawaii was a compelling model for improving relations in an increasingly interconnected world.

Oliver Statler Collection

The Oliver Statler Collection is the accumulated materials that were the basis for the scholarly writings of Oliver Statler, most notably, Japanese Inn, Japanese Pilgrimage, and Shimoda Story. The collection consists of materials that also provide insights into his personal and professional relationships, including correspondence, research notes, manuscripts, source materials, brochures, clippings, postcards, maps, art prints, photographs, slides, films, audiotapes and more.

World War II Manuscript Collections

The World War II Manuscript Collections document the impact of the war in Hawaii from both a military and civilian perspective and provide insight into the war's influence on Hawaii's culture, politics, economics, and social structure.

Hawaii Congressional Papers Collection

This collection comprises the papers of Hawaii delegates to the US Congress from the time of statehood in 1959 to the present. Current holdings include the papers of Senator Hiram L. Fong, Senator Spark Matsunaga, and Representative Tom Gill.

Democratic Party Records

Two collections, a large collection of the statewide organization and one from the Oahu County organization, document the party from the late 1950s to the present.

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