collection of black and white photographs of scenic sites and
identifiable landmarks in Hawaii, programs, tickets, etc. Scrapbook was
compiled by Norma Stewart circa. 1935. It was acquired by or donated to
the University of Hawaii Library Hawaiian Collection.
Annexation Of Hawai'i: A Collection Of Documents
Digitized reports and debates from the late 19th and early 20th
centuries related to the overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom and the
annexation of Hawai'i. Including the Blount Report and the
At Work - Images from Books
the vast body of literature on Asia held by the Asia Collection at the
University of Hawaii are fascinating illustrations of the people of
Asia and the environment in which they live. These images are a visual
record of the lives of the people and their surroundings.
Hiro Higuchi Correspondence
World War II, Hiro Higuchi of Hawaii volunteered to serve as one of two
chaplains attached to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, an all-Japanese
American unit formed in January 1943. While serving with the 442nd RCT,
Chaplain Higuchi wrote frequent letters to his wife Hisako reassuring
her of his safety and documenting his experiences and impressions of
the war. His descriptive letters provide insight into the mindset and
experiences of the soldiers of the 442nd RCT and the nature of military
life in World War II.
Siapo: American Samoa 1967
collection of eighteen 35mm slides, shot by Joan Griffis in 1967. The
slides were donated by Ms. Griffis to the University of Hawaii-Manoa
Library's Pacific Collection in 2009. The eighteen slides in this
online collection depict the process of making siapo, as bark-cloth is
known in Samoa. The slides were donated by Ms. Griffis to the Pacific
Collection in 2009, in conjunction with another major gift to the
University of Hawaii Library: A full-size siapo piece made by Mary
Pritchard, one of world's preeminent makers of traditional bark-cloth,
and the person most often credited for reviving the nearly lost art in
Fire Insurance Maps: Honolulu (1891, 1899,
insurance maps of Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands surveyed for the Board of
Fire Underwriters of
Honolulu. M.D. Monsarrat and Alfred Richard Gurrey, survey inspectors.
Angus Botanical Prints
Angus' collection of botanical prints are housed at the Bishop Museum,
Foster Gardens, the National Tropical Botanical Garden, and the
University of Hawai'i at Manoa Hamilton Library. These exquisite
illustrations were published in monographs and journals mainly in the
18th and 19th centuries. They reflect the enthusiasm of scientists, and
the popularity of the exotic flora being introduced and cultivated in
European botanical gardens.
Douglas Oliver Collection
This collection of 35mm slides were donated to the Pacific Collection in 2009. The majority of the images are from between 1938 and 1939 when Dr. Oliver as a research associate on the staff of the Harvard Peabody Museum of Ethnology and Archaeology conducted research on the island of Bougainville, among the Siwai (a.k.a. Siuai) people.
at University of Hawaii Library
repository is a central place which stores and maintains information in
digital format for material which the library digitizes as part of
grant projects and digital library program initiatives.
Years as a Center of Our Lives: College/University of Hawaii, 1907-1957
An exhibit documenting the early years of the Manoa campus and focusing
upon the role the University played in the lives of students, faculty
and staff. Created as part of the Archives contribution to and
celebration of the upcoming Centennial of the University.
Workers in Hawaii, 1926
Photographs in Connection with the Investigation of Working Conditions
Laborers on Hawaiian Sugar Plantations, 1926, by Lt. Colonel Robert A.
Duckworth-Ford; collection is from Alex Ford of California; titles
taken from typed captions on each photograph.
Hawaii Historical Maps 1885-1904
most frequently requested historical maps of the principal islands of
Hawaii georeferenced in-house to be imported into a GIS in the form of
a georeferenced tiff.
Great Kanto Earthquake, Japan, September 1923
With a magnitude of 7.9 on the Richter scale it was the deadliest earthquake in Japanese history, and at the time was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region. The Great Kanto Earthquake 関東大震災写真集 site contains 199 images scanned from black & white still photos.
Congressional Papers: Senator Hiram Fong Exhibit
exhibit honoring Sen. Hiram L. Fong as 2002 recipient of the UH
Founders' Lifetime Achievement Award was featured in the bridge gallery
of Hamilton Library. The display showcased some of the fascinating
memorabilia from Sen. Fong's campaign trail; his important legislative
issues; and school days at the University of Hawaii.
Karate Museum Digital Archives
More than 40 books and journals
published between 1940 and 1965, in Japanese and/or English.
overlays which link to United States Geological Survey topographical
quadrangles for the State of Hawaii.
War Records Depository (HWRD)
an extensive collection of archival materials that document life in
Hawaii during World War II. The Territorial Legislature of 1943
authorized the University of Hawaii Library to collect materials to
document the impact of the war upon Hawai'i and its populace. The
collection includes approximately 1,325 photographs.
War Records - U.S. Army Signal Corps Photographs
880 photographs taken by the U.S. Army Signal Corps and the U.S. Navy
between 1941 and 1946. They depict Army and Navy activities in Hawaii
and illustrate the military's relationship with Hawaii's civilian
Hawaiian & Pacific Photographic Negatives
A substantial collection of large-format photographic negatives created as a result of requests for publication quality reproductions of book illustrations housed in our rare collection. These include plates from the 18th/19th century voyaging accounts, images of war canoes, etc.
of Hawaiian language newspapers published from 1834 to 1948. Includes
stories, chants, photographs, advertisements, political notices,
letters to the editor. Documents a unique period in history and
presents the Hawaiian view of events, genealogy and culture.
Hawaiian Music Collection
includes the collection of Dirk Vogel containing 6,000 78s, 2,650 LPs, 900 45s and thousands of other items and 2,533 Hawaiian music recordings from the estate of James Grant Cathro of Glasgow, Scotlnd consisting of a collection of 2,056 phonodiscs (33-1/3, 45 and 78 RPM speeds); 236 cassettes and various other recordings primarily of steel guitar music. This site is intended to show the possibilities for presenting sound, sheet music, images, and text of lyrics in an online searchable database.
Hawaiian collection contains a number of photograph albums and
miscellaneous collections of photos. Most are incompletely identified
however the images are of historical and research interest. Scanning of
the images is underway as of spring 2007.
of Okinawa after World War II
are color slides donated by Ms. Madeleine K. Van Epps, plus black
& white photos taken by the United States Civil Administration
of the Ryukyu Islands (USCAR).The color slides were taken between 1945
and 1946 by Dr. Donald H. Kupfer, the donor's father who was a Navy
officer at the time stationed in Okinawa.
The India Post-Independence Photo Collection is a
collection of 36 photographs taken from the moment of Indian
independence in 1947 through 1959. Some of the photographs were
issued by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) of the Government of
India, some by the United States Information Service (USIS), and
some by Life Magazine photographers.
Jack Tobin Collection
Tobin (1920-2010) first went to the Marshall Islands in 1950 to study
the needs of atoll dwellers with limited resources and growing
populations. Dr. Tobin extensively documented his time in Micronesia,
both in written and photographic form. These images include not only
the Marshalls, but also various atolls and islands throughout what was
then the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.
American Veterans Collection - National Archives Documents Relating to
the 442nd RCT
442nd Veterans Club in Honolulu sponsors an ongoing project in which
volunteers copy documents located in the National Archives that relate
to the activities of the 442nd Regimental Combat team during World War
Japanese Commercial Graphic Design
contains images of graphic designs used in Japanese advertisements during the 1920s. The images were published in 1928 as supplements to the publication, Shoten zuan senshu (advertisement designs) by the now-defunct Shotenkai.
Language School Textbooks Collection
Consists of approximately 600 books (including duplicates), which were
published from early 1900s to 1950s located in Asia Special Collections
in Hamilton Library. The textbooks were used to educate children of
Japanese descendents, and they are now important resources to research
the education of Japanese immigrants, the school system, and the social
climate in Hawaii during that period. Selected covers and content
images are available, and some full text in PDF format.
Charlot Murals and Sculpture
Jean Charlot Collection is an archive of art works relating to the
artist and writer Jean Charlot and to those with whom he came in
contact in France, Mexico, the United States and the Pacific. A
selection of scanned slide images held in the Jean Charlot collection
have been digitized. Murals featured are frescoes unless otherwise
1921 the young French artist Jean Charlot, then working as a muralist
in Mexico City, encountered the broadsides of Jos Guadalupe
Posada. Charlot's enthusiasm for Posada resulted in the assembly of an
extensive personal collection of Posada's art. This collection includes
digital images from slides of cover illustrations produced by Posada to
illustrate a series of pamphlets for children on the history of Mexico.
Lantern Slides of the Nippon Rikkokai - Japanese Immigrants to Americas
is a collection featuring 179 black/white and hand-colored images of lantern slides created and provided by the Nippon Rikkokai Foundation 日本力行会. Most images depict lives of immigrants to the Americas, mainly to Brazil, in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Huan Hua Chinese Picture Story Books
Lian Huan Hua literarily means "linked serial pictures." They are
pocket sized picture-story books first published by a Shanghai
publisher in the 1920s. Lian huan hua is also commonly known as Xiao
ren shu, children's book for their simplicity and heraldic subjects. In
the early 1920s, lian huan hua first appeared mainly as adaptations of
Jingju (Peking Opera) and Chinese literary classics. The pictures were
created mostly in line drawings, sketches, and oil-wash painting. After
the People's Republic of China (PRC) was founded in 1949, lain huan hua
became an extremely popular art form and was used to popularize new
government policies and regulations. From 1951 to 1956, more than
10,000 titles, and approximately 26 billion copies were published in
Online project created at The Center for Teaching Excellence, funded by
an Educational Improvement Fund (EIF) grant from the Office of the
President of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. The project focuses on
a specific period of time in the history of Hawai'i - the early
Territorial period, from 1898 - 1933. We located primary sources,
textual and graphic, which can be integrated into a teaching manual.
The goal is to raise questions and engender in the users/viewers of the
materials a desire to take seriously the challenge to recover and
rediscover the history of this place.
Slides Collection from Japan
the late 1800's and early 1900's; some were exhibited in the Treasures
from the Library
show in 2005. The slides were donated by the
grandchildren of Reverend Takie Okumura, a local spiritual leader and
Makiki Christian Church, established 1904, as well as the Okumura Boys
and Girls Home (originally called Okumura's Christian Home) established
flood-damaged items restored by Preservation
sample of items damaged in the 2004 flood, restored by the University
of Hawaii at Manoa Preservation Department.
Duggan Collection: Slides of Micronesia and Hawaii, 1949-1954
Duggan served in the United States Marine Corps in World War II, from
1943 through 1945. In late 1949 she began work as a civilian employee
of the United States Trust Territories Administration. Between 1949 and
1954, she worked on or visited a number of locations in the Marshall,
Mariana, and Caroline Islands, as well as in Hawaii. Her photographs
document an important moment in the history of Micronesia,
as the various island nations emerged from the life and death struggles
of World War II and began the process of redefining their political
Diaspora: Bikini and Enewetak
The United States conducted more than eighty nuclear weapons tests on
and around Bikini and Enewetak Atolls (Marshall Islands) between 1946
and 1958. The 878 images in this collection span the years from
and document the lives of Bikini and Enewetak islanders after they were
relocated from their home islands as a result of these tests. The
derive from the anthropological fieldwork of Dr. Leonard "Leni" Mason
and Dr. Robert Kiste, both of whom served as longtime faculty members
the University of Hawaii-Manoa prior to their retirement from fulltime
teaching (Mason in 1969 and Kiste in 2002).
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
includes correspondence, research notes, manuscripts, source materials,
brochures, clippings, postcards, maps, art prints, photographs, slides,
films, audiotapes and more.
in Asia - Images from Books
the vast body of literature on Asia held by the Asia Collection at the
University of Hawaii are fascinating images related to opium usage in
Asia. These images are a visual record of the impact opium has had on
Asian peoples during certain historical times.
the Edmunds/Bryan Photograph Collection, 1904-1929
P. Edmunds and William A. Bryan were both photographers who shared the
experience of Rapanui, or Easter Island, during the early 1900s. Both
of them took remarkable photographs documenting Rapanui's
archaeological wonders and everyday life, and some of these fascinating
images are presented here.
album contains the passport applications for 165 people who wished to
leave Hawaii and return to Russia. Every person was required to submit
a photograph, and details on where and when they were born, what work
they did, year and name of ship on which they came to Hawaii,etc. The
images of the album pages are accompanied by an image of the text
transcribed in Russian and an abbreviated English translation.
Our Surf (SOS)
a collection of unpublished material from the SOS organization begun by
John Kelly, including posters, flyers, articles, petitions, etc. SOS
was an environmental, social, political, and cultural association that
contributed to the contemporary Hawaiian Sovereignty movement.
is UH Manoa's Digital Repository. Our mission is to store the
intellectual works and unique collections of this academic community
and to provide a permanent web location for those accessing these
Collection of photographs of China
These photographs were taken
during the late 1920s and early 1930s by William Shackford during his
travels and tenure as an English teacher in southern China.
brochures, and periodicals about the labor movement in the United
States as well as global radical political movements, including
anarchism, communism, and fascism. Acquired from Eugene Bechtold, a
bookseller and former instructor at the Chicago Worker's School; the
collection also includes items from the collection of John
South Asia: 19th Century and Earlier Imprints
The South Asia collection actively works to make its holdings digitally accessible. This project begins to collect all the materials in Hamilton Library at the University of Hawaii at Manoa that fit the description South Asia: 19th Century and Earlier Imprints.
East Asia Posters
website was created in late 2006 and is dedicated to digitizing posters
from countries in the South East Asia region.
Thomas Traditional Micronesian Navigation Collection
comprised of unpublished papers, audiovisual and photographic materials
(including oral history transcripts and 35mm slides), publications and
miscellaneous items related primarily to traditional navigation on the
island of Satawal Island, Yap. 1866 color slides have been digitized.
Report Archive and Image Library
a collaborative project to digitize, archive, and provide persistent
and unrestricted access to federal technical reports issued prior to
1975. Organizations involved in this pilot site are libraries in the
Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA
- http://www.gwla.org) and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL
from the Library
site contains images of objects originally displayed in a 2005
exhibition at the UH Art Gallery
and published in a 163-page catalog Making connections :
treasures from the University of Hawai'i Library
of Okinawa: Frank Hawley Collection
as one of the rarest and the largest known collection of Ryukyu/Okinawa
ancient manuscripts, maps, scrolls, and prints. To celebrate the first
Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival in Hawai'i, this digital exhibit of
selected materials from the Hawley Collection was created.
Territory Photo Archives
Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands included the Micronesian
archipelagoes of the Marshalls, Carolines and Marianas during the U.S.
administrative period from 1947 to 1994. The archive contains over
52,000 photographs and visually document nearly 50 years of the U.S.
administration’s programs in education, health, political and
Territory Survey Maps
Scans from a collection of about 1,700 survey maps on microfiche. Many of the fiche are also surveyors notes (longitude/latitude etc.) that don't have an attached map with them. Surveyor notes and other related documents are found in eVols Land Maps of Trust Territory Districts and Government Structural Drawings
of Hawaii Masao Miyamoto Photographs
began his career as official University photographer in April 1936. In
the course of the next forty-one years, he photographed and collected
approximately 70,000 negatives of a wide variety of events and people
associated with the University of Hawaii. The collection was placed in
the Library Archives in 1991. Only a small sample of images have been
March 2009, Sinclair Library has been digitizing many of its older
videos, focusing on those in the Hawaiian/Pacific and Asia collections.
Digitized videos are now available online via links in the Voyager
catalog. A UH username and password are necessary for accessing the
videos. To search for all the streaming videos currently available,
type Sinclair streaming
into the Basic
Search box. Refine your search by adding more specific terms if you are
looking for videos on a certain subject.
War in the Pacific
Images are from several distinct art and photograph collections held in the Pacific Collection; cover several geographic regions and time periods to document several different facets of war in the Pacific, from the brutal and the tragic to the mundane day-to-day existence of life in a war zone.
Century, Shanghai, 1941-1945
monthly beginning in October 1941 until its final issue in June 1945.
PDF images of the articles are being linked to the index prepared by
Eric Bott for University of Hawaii Professor John J. Stephan's seminar
on Klaus Mehnert (editor-in-chief of the journal).