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President's Office Early Presidential Records,

1921-1971

Manuscript A1971:012


Inventory: Early Presidential Recordspdf file

Scope Note

The earliest records in the Archives from the president’s office date from during the administration of David L. Crawford. Earlier records seem not to have survived. The earliest file in this accession dates from 1921, with several others dating as early as the late 1920s, but most date from the 1930s or later.

The early records of the president’s office do not separate into chronological divisions for each president, but follow a rough categorical organization. A group of files on general subjects arranged alphabetically fill the first nine boxes of the collection. A large group of files on University of Hawaii topics then follows (boxes 10 -47); these are also arranged alphabetically by topic. Box 48 contains files pertaining to the City and County of Honolulu. Boxes 49 through 54 contain files on the Territory and later State of Hawai‘i. Files on federal government agencies and programs fill boxes 55 through 59. Box 60 seems to start another alphabetical filing, with the topic “Carnegie Professors,” but box 61 starts over focusing on individuals with file names usually the surname of the person; these are also alphabetical. Some of the individuals are UH related; others have no connection except perhaps as a visiting dignitary or lecturer. Boxes 66 and 67 pertain again to UH; boxes 68 and 69 are with two possible exceptions contain files concerning state government. Box 70 contains a portion of files from the administration of Laurence Snyder labeled “Personal Miscellaneous” letters O through Z. The final three boxes contain records of UH Committees. Most files end in the 1950s or 1960s; the latest date for any file is 1971 which is the year this collection of records came to the University Archives.

Created: 1 October 2010

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