Harbors in Hawaii

The USS Arizona warship dying in smoke during the attack of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. This attack by Japan provoked the United States into joining World War II.

USS Arizona warship in smoke during Japan’s attack of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

An attack at a local harbor not only put harbors in Hawaii on high alert, but also aggravated the largest war ever seen: World War II. After the Japanese decimated Pearl Harbor without warning on December 7, 1941, the United States declared war, and Hawaii was put under martial law.

As a U.S. naval base, Pearl Harbor was not owned by the Territory of Hawaii, but WWII affected the territory’s harbors nonetheless. The U.S. Navy and Army used the territory’s harbors as military outposts. … Click to read more…

Ke Kukini: UH Manoa Library’s Newsletter

A well-known cartoonist in Hawaii, Jon Murakami draws people of various ethnicities and animals with a local flair and incorporates pidgin (Hawaiian Creole English). His works have appeared in comic books, his comic strip in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, local children’s books, t-shirts, and greeting cards.

Jon started drawing for publication when he attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa during the early 1990s. When he wasn’t studying or working as a UH Manoa Library student assistant, Jon drew for the campus newspaper Ka Leo O Hawaii and Ke Kukini, UH Manoa’s library’s newsletter. Ke Kukini ran his illustrations and comic strip, “Library Use Only,” and even predicted his future fame: Click Here to Read the Article...

Hawaiian Sugar Manuals

Powered by a nearby waterfall and pumping out smoke through a chimney, a brick sugar mill in Kōloa, Kauai, started to produce sugar in 1835. The Old Sugar Mill of Kōloa would not only operate as Hawaii’s first successful commercial sugar plantation, but also mark the start of Hawaii’s sugar industry.

From 1970, HSPA has documented history, data, and information relating to Hawaii’s sugar industry in its Hawaiian Sugar ManualsClick here for the rest of the article.

 

Place-based Writing Across the Disciplines

“Curating Transdisciplinary Research on Place-based Writing: An Interactive Introduction to 680 Open Access Video Clips of Teachers and Students”
Thursday, March 31, 3 p.m. in Kuykendall Hall 410, University of Hawaii at Manoa
A weekly colloquium series by the English Department, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Place-based Writing Across the Disciplines is a digital collection on ScholarSpace, UH Manoa’s digital repository. Hosted by the UH Manoa Library, this freely accessible collection resulted from place-based writing research across 16 academic disciplines on the UH Manoa campus.

In this colloquium, the presenters will introduce … Read More

Hawaiian Shadows Radio Shows by Norman Brokenshire

Norman Brokenshire in 1953

Norman Brokenshire in 1953

Hawaiian Shadows radio shows by Norman Brokenshire are now online at the Hawaiian Music Collection.  This collection of forty-five recordings from the 1930s include “Moanalua-Hawaiian Waltz,” “Kuu Ipo I Ka Hee Pue One,” and “Aloha Oe.”

Songs were digitized from original analog formats from the Hawaiian Music Collection in the Sinclair Library Wong Audiovisual CenterClick here for the rest of the article…