Hawaiian music collection online

gramophone iconListen online to nearly 3,000 recordings in the Hawaiian music collection. In 2002, UHM Library acquired the Hawaiian music collection of Dirk Vogel, who had been collecting Hawaiian music since the 1920s and also received a bequest from the estate of James Grant Cathro who had collected recordings with special interest in steel guitar music, over the course of many years. A number of short artist biographies with linked songs is also available online in the collection.

The Annexation Of Hawaii: A Collection Of Documents

The library received grants in 2001-02 to digitize materials relating to the Annexation of Hawaii: the Blount Report (Affairs in Hawaii),  Hawaii Organic Act (Congressional debates … concerning the Hawaiian Islands), Anti-Annexation Petition (K u’e: the Hui Aloha ‘Aina anti-annexation petitions, 1897-1898) and various Anti-Annexation Protest Documents. Primary sources for Hawaiian historical research freely available online.

Fleming Honolua Ranch Journals 1905-1911

Historical treasures abound in the eVols repository, including the Fleming journals: two handwritten journals prepared by Alexander and Baldwin, and later updated by D.T. Fleming, Manager of Honolua Ranch, for the purpose of identifying the owners of all land parcels in Ka’anapali Moku of Maui. Original copies of this material was deposited with the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum.

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which includes biographical information on Thrum; handwritten and typescript drafts of his books and articles and unpublished research materials; drafts of an unpublished work (title: Ancient Hawaiian mythology).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…

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...