April 2, 2018

Treasures at UH Hamilton Library: Incurable Perfectionist Frank Hawley

Filed under: events — Tags: — okinawacollection @ 7:00 AM

The College of Arts & Humanities and Thomas Haley Hamilton Library have been hosting a colloquium series. In April 2018, the Okinawa Studies Librarian will shed light on one of the Library’s treasures–the Sakamaki/Hawley Collection–in Asia Department.

Fransk Hawley: The Incurable Perfectionist

The Library’s Asia Collection is home to world-renowned Okinawa materials held in the Sakamaki/Hawley Collection. Part of the collection is Frank Hawley’s personal library, focusing on the Ryukyu Kingdom and Okinawa. The other part is from the collection of Dr. Shunzo Sakamaki, a Nisei Japanese-American, who was the Dean of the Summer School at the University of Hawai’i. Sakamaki Hall was named after him.

How did Hawley build his collection? What books does the collection contain? What led Dr. Sakamaki to believe that the Hawley’s Ryukyu/Okinawa books should be part of the UH collection? This talk will address these questions while showcasing samples from this very unique collection of Hamilton Library.

Registration is not required. 

Questions? Please contact:

  • Phone: 808-956-2311
  • Email: sachiko.iwabuchi@hawaii.edu