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…
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...
Hawaii Series offers bibliographies for these ethnic groups in Hawaii: Native Hawaiians, Japanese, Filipinos, Chinese, and Koreans.
Dore Minatodani, UH Manoa Library’s Hawaiian Collections Senior Archivist, enabled the Hawaii Series’ digitization. Click here to read the rest of the article.
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 Manuals … Click here for the rest of the article.
“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
Now online: a central hub for data and information for Hawai‘i’s groundwater and geothermal resources. In coordination with the UH Manoa Libraries, the Hawaiʻi Groundwater and Geothermal Resources Center has launched its website. Read more…
The University of Hawaii student yearbooks, “Ka Palapala,” are now available online. UH published the yearbooks from 1916 to 1968, and the grayscale content include photos of seniors, student organizations, and sceneries from campus life. Content emblematic of their times include the former Home Economics department, beauty pageants, and ethnic clubs. … Read more
Alice Kim introduced the Hawaii Geothermal Digital Collection to a dozen students in Luz Quiroga’s LIS 647 — Systems Analysis for Information Management on Saturday, September 20. Read more
The University of Hawaii at Manoa Library and the University of the Ryukyus Library are pleased to announce the digital archives site for the Sakamaki/Hawley Collection is online at the University of the Ryukyus Library Ryukyu/Okinawa Special Collections Digital Archives. Read more