90 years of Honolulu Museum of Art archives are now available online

650 issues of the museum’s member publication, from 1928 to 2017, are online and searchable via UH’s eVols digital repository. Issues include research on collections, interviews with artists, and articles about exhibitions and programs—many written by museum  and guest curators. The digitization project, a partnership between the HoMA Archives and the University of Hawai‘i, was supported in part by a grant from the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities.  More: http://blog.honoluluacademy.org/90-years-of-homa-archives-are-now-available-online/

Finding aid for Thomas G. Thrum collection

eVols logoNow available online – the guide to the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library Hawaiian Collection Thomas G. Thrum materials which includes biographical information on Thrum; handwritten and typescript drafts of his books and articles and unpublished research materials; drafts of an unpublished work (title: Ancient Hawaiian mythology).  Check it out in the library repository eVols (http://hdl.handle.net/10524/57085)

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…

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.