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The Pacific in Wartime

The images contained in this online collection are digital reproductions of materials in several distinct art and photograph collections, covering a range of geographic regions and time periods. Taken as a whole, these collections document many facets of life in the Pacific during World War II, from the brutal and the tragic to the mundane.A note about photo captioning: In cases where images had previously been captioned, either by their creators or by the various agencies that produced the images, those captions have been reproduced verbatim on this site. In some cases, this text is offensive to modern sensibilities; however, it is preserved here for historical purposes.Commercial use of…

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Nuclear Diaspora: Bikini & Enewetak

The slides in this collection derive from the anthropological fieldwork of Dr. Leonard “Len” Mason and Dr. Robert Kiste, both of whom served as longtime faculty members at the University of Hawaii-Manoa prior to their retirement from fulltime teaching (Mason in 1969 and Kiste in 2002). The United States conducted more than eighty nuclear weapons tests on and around Bikini and Enewetak Atolls between 1946 and 1958. The early images in this collection document the lives of Bikinians after they were relocated first to Rongerik Atoll in 1946 and later to Kwajalein (1948), Kili and Jaluit (1949). These early photos were all taken by Len Mason, who returned in 1957 to do further work on Kili and…

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Polish Posters

This collection of posters covers the late 1960s to 70s. There are a wide variety of topics dealing with film, children, travel, architecture, Copernicus, economics, printing, graphics, folklore, archeology, and WWII commemoration. A useful background to Polish posters in general may be found at https://www.illustrationhistory.org/essays/reflecting-the-soul-of-a-nation-polish-poster-art

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The Douglas Oliver Collection

Douglas Oliver (Feb. 10, 1913 - October 30, 2009) completed a B.A. at Harvard in 1934 and and a DPhil in Ethnology at the University of Vienna in 1935. Between 1936 and 1941, he was a research associate on the staff of Harvard's Peabody Museum of Ethnology and Archaeology. Between 1938 and 1939, Oliver conducted research on Bougainville, among the Siwai (a.k.a. Siuai) people. The majority of these images derive from that period, and were donated to the Pacific Collection following Dr. Oliver's death in 2009.Image Courtesy Wikimedia CommonsRelated Information:Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Winter 1990 "Douglas L. Oliver, 1913-2009"

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Ilocandia: A Visual Experience of Ilocos Sur

Fifteen photos from an exhibition in celebration of Filipino-American History Month in October 2013 were donated in print and digital formats to the University of Hawaii at Manoa library by David Chan Leprozo, Jr.  The photographic works depict current lifestyles of the Ilocos and Cordillera Regions of the Philippines; areas where most of the Filipino immigrants to Hawai'i originated.The Ilocos Region (aka Ilocandia) is located at the northwestern tip of Luzon in a narrow plain squeezed between the barren Cordillera mountain ranges and the South China Sea. Inspired by the promise of a much better life, the Ilocanos immigrated to the United States in 1906. The first wave of Ilocano migration…

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Lantern Slides of the Nippon Rikkokai

力行会 海外日本人移民関係幻燈資料The collection features 179 black/white and hand-colored images of the lantern slides, which were created and provided by the Nippon Rikkokai Foundation 日本力行会. The Nippon Rikkokai was founded by the late paster Hyodayu Shimanuki 島貫兵太夫 in 1897 to assist Japanese people who immigrated to other counties. The main images of the lantern slides at this site are lives of those immigrants to Americas, mainly to Brazil, in late 19th and early 20th century. The UHM Library has been given permission to share the images through the Library's Image…

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Creating Siapo: American Samoa 1967

In summer of 1966, Joan Griffis was recruited by the National Association of Broadcasters to work as an on-air teacher in American Samoa. For the next two years, she worked in Pago Pago, American Samoa, teaching English as a second language, with her lessons being broadcast to high schools on all of the American Samoan islands. She then spent an additional two years at the Feleti Teacher Training school—later the American Samoan Community College—where she and a small staff worked closely with Samoan high school students, helping them prepare for college on the mainland, while also conducting teacher training classes. In 1970, she returned to the continental United States. Over the course of…

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The Margo Duggan Collection: Slides of Micronesia & Hawaii, 1949-1954

Margo Duggan served in the United States Marine Corps in World War II, from 1943 through 1945. In late 1949 she began work as a civilian employee of the United States Trust Territories Administration. Between 1949 and 1954, she worked on or visited a number of locations in the Marshall, Mariana, and Caroline Islands, including Guam, Saipan, Tinian, Ngeaur, Koror, Peleliu, Yap, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Kwajalein, Majuro and Ebeye. She also spent time at the Trust Territory headquarters in Hawai'i.Margo Duggan's photographs document an important moment in the history of Micronesia, as the various island nations emerged from the life and death struggles of World War II and began the process of…

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Dakin Fire Insurance Maps

The production of fire insurance plans of North American cities was dominated by two companies, the Sanborn Map Company of New York and the Charles E. Goad Company of London. The stories of other publishers, for the most part, have not been adequately told. The West, includ[ing] Hawaii, had a number of individuals and institutions which produced insurance plans. One of the more successful of them was the Dakin Publishing Company of San Francisco. Dakin was in existence from about 1885 until the early 1960's, and actively produced insurance maps from its beginning until the second decade of the 20th Century.* * Hoehn, R. Philip Dakin Publishing Company and its Fire Insurance Maps Information…

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Hawaii 1920s and 1930s: U.S. Army Air Corps Aerial Photographs

This is a collection of over thirty aerial photographs of Hawaii in the 1920s and the 1930s taken by the U.S. Army Air Corps. They provide valuable insights into the pre-World War II landscape and scenes around the Hawaiian Islands. Maps, Aerials, and GIS (MAGIS) received the photographs from an anonymous donor in 2019.

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Trust Territory Archives Photographs

The Trust Territory Archives Photograph Collection is a unique resource of 50,000 photographs and 2,000 slides that documents the history of the American period in Micronesia (1947-1988), and includes invaluable visual representations of island cultures. Much of this material was salvaged from the former Trust Territory Headquarters on Saipan, and owes its very existence to the persistence of former Trust Territory Archivist Sam McPhetres and his team, who were engaged in microfilming the files of the American administration.The Trust Territory Archives Photograph Collection is made up of two separate collections. The largest set (originally housed in 126 binders) contains photographs by the…

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Henry Warner's Hawaii Photo Album - 1932-1943

This album was put together by Henry Warner while he served in the US Army at Schofield Barracks in what was then the Territory of Hawaii. Commentary about the pictures is by his son, Gary View the album in PDF format

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Plants for Hawaiian Lei

Images scanned from slides of flowers, seeds, leaves, plants used in making Hawaiian lei. Slides and digital images donated by Jim Hollyer, Program Manager, Agricultural Development in the American Pacific (ADAP), College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii. More information about these plants may be found online:Native Plants HawaiiHawaiian Native Plant Propagation DatabasePlants of Hawaii (Images by Forest & Kim Star)Weed Risk Assessments for Hawaii and Pacific IslandsHawaiian Plants and Tropical FlowersMissouri Botanical Garden Plant FinderEncyclopedia of Life

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Hawaii 1929-30 : My first trip to Hawaii

Scrapbook containing photographs taken in Hawaii by Hazel Williams Gill between June 8, 1929 and June 21, 1930. Also contains other memorabilia of her Los Angeles-Hawaii round-trip such as cruise ship menus and programs, map, passenger lists, postcards, telegram, and baggage tag. Additional photographs and newspaper clippings also added to scrapbook after the completion of the trip.

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South East Asia Posters

Here you will find posters from South East Asia countries; Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, The Philippines, and many more. Our collection houses various types of posters, from socio-political, environmental, to radio and TV promotion.Note: Material may be subject to copyright; it is the responsibility of the user to determine restrictions, give appropriate attribution and/or obtain permission for reproduction or use.

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Trust Territory Survey Maps

Scans from a collection of about 1,700 survey maps on microfiche. Many of the fiche are also surveyors notes (longitude/latitude etc.) that don't have an attached map with them.Surveyor notes and other related documents are found in eVols Land Maps of Trust Territory Districts and Government Structural Drawings.

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The George Grace Collection

Dr. George Grace (b. September 8, 1921, d. January 17, 2015) was a professor emeritus at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, where he served on the faculty in the Department of Linguistics from 1964 until 1991. In 1955, while a doctoral candidate at Columbia University, Dr. Grace began work for the Tri-Institutional Pacific Project (TRIPP) — a project of Pacific anthropological research funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and administered by Yale University, the University of Hawaii, and Honolulu's Bernice P. Bishop Museum. His task was to produce a classification of the Austronesian languages of Oceania, with particular attention to the position of Polynesian languages. In 1955,…

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Fitzharris Hawaii Photo Album

The Hawaiian Collection, University of Hawaii at Manoa received an album of photographs from the Margaret S. Fitzharris Trust, Trust & Investment Services, Mount Dora, Florida, via Dana Myers (former Library Development Officer) in 2012. Donor may be "Margaret S Fitzharris: 02 Feb 1911-08 Sep 2005, last residing in Zellwood, FL".* The Hawaiian Collection has no information about the Fitzharris family. The photographs appear to date from the early 1900's. They may have been collected by Will[iam?] and Ella Skinner (see photograph 050) who may be "Mr. William E. Skinner, bookkeeper for the Hawaiian Electric Co. and Miss Eleanor M. Caywood lately of Somerset Ohio" Read article…

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Traditional Micronesian Navigation Collection

The Steve Thomas Traditional Micronesian Navigation Collection is comprised of unpublished papers, audiovisual and photographic materials (including oral history transcripts and 35mm slides), publications and miscellaneous items related primarily to traditional navigation on the Western Carolinian island of Satawal, which is located within Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia.July 13, 2010: Master Navigator Mau Piailug Dies. Several news outlet are reporting today that Mau Piailug passed away over the weekend on his home island of Satawal: Honolulu Star-Advertiser1 ;  KITV Honolulu web story2 July 20, 2010: News outlets worldwide continue to publish memorials to Mau Piailug: Wall Street…

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Leslie Sheraton Slides of Hawaii

Images of "tourist travel" to and in Hawaii from 1956 and the early 1970s taken by Leslie Sheraton, described as "an avid photographer". The slides were in the possession of Leslie Sheraton until his death in 1978. His son, Don Sheraton then inherited the records until his death in 2003, when they passed into the custody of his widow, Kathy Ingraham, who donated the slides to the Hawaiian Collection at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2012.

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Save our Surf

The Save Our Surf (SOS) digital collection consists of unpublished material from the SOS organization - an environmental, social, political, and cultural movement that contributed to the contemporary Hawaiian Sovereignty movement. Note: Copyright is retained by the creators of these materials, their descendants, or the repository if copyright has been signed over, as stipulated by United States copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user to determine any copyright restrictions, obtain written permission, and pay any fees necessary for the reproduction or proposed use of the materials.

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Russian Posters

The visually stunning propaganda posters produced by the new Soviet government from 1917 onward are fairly well-known. Communist Party slogans to the masses were featured. There are many books on the subject, and several good collections now available on the internet: Hoover Institution, Duke University, New York Public Library, Swarthmore, Library of Congress, and so on. There are also sites on Yandex in Russian.Our collection of 145 posters covers the Cold War period: roughly the end of World War II until Gorbachev’s perestroika/glasnost era (1984), and a few into the late 1980s. Socialist realism art and utopian images of life in the Soviet Union dominate. Political propaganda,…

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The Jack Tobin Marshall Islands Anthropology Collection

Dr. Jack A. Tobin (1920-2010) first went to the Marshall Islands in 1950 as a student of Dr. Len Mason, to work on the Pacific Science Board's Coral Atoll Project (CAP) -- an initiative meant to study the needs of atoll dwellers with limited resources and growing populations. Arno Atoll was chosen as the first CAP research site, and the first 225 photos in this online collection derive from Dr. Tobin's time there. (Read Dr. Tobin's typescript description. Len Mason's final report, Anthropology-geography study of Arno Atoll, Marshall Islands is available in the Pacific Collection; Other reports in this series are cataloged under the series title Scientific Investigations in…

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Social Movements

The Social Movements Collection consists of pamphlets, brochures, and periodicals about the labor movement in the United States as well as global radical political movements, including anarchism, communism, and fascism. The bulk of this collection was acquired by the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library in 1966 from Eugene Bechtold, a bookseller and former instructor at the Chicago Workers' School. Mr. Bechtold began collecting this material in the 1920s; also included are items from the collection of John Reineke. There are approximately 4,200 items and many of them are very fragile. Logo “France Unconquered” is adapted from a drawing by Hugo Gellert in A selection of drawings from The…

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Hawaiian Kalo

This collection of images is based on the slide images and research material produced and gathered by Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond in 1983. The original material consists of a 3-ring binder of slides and text titled A Pictorial Illustration of Hawaiian Kalo Varieties at Lyon Arboretum with descriptions from Taro Varieties in Hawaii.The binder contains a dedication page which reads:This project is dedicated to Don Anderson.His lifes work has been devoted to the collection, propagation, identification, and preservation of kalo.I thank him for his support and willingness to share his knowledge.[Author's] Abstract: This project was undertaken with the intent of contributing to the existing…

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Japanese Commercial Graphic Designs 1920s

The site contains images of graphic designs used in Japanese advertisements during the 1920s.The images were published in 1928 as supplements to the publication, Shoten zuan senshu 商店図案撰集(advertisement designs) by the now-defunct Shotenkai 商店界. The Library accession record indicates that the supplement was donated by Bishop Yemyo Imamura Memorial Library of Honpa Honguanji Hawaii 本派本願寺in 1939.No information is available on individual graphic designs. The titles were created by the Library Asia Collection staff to identify each image. All the categories have been assigned by the Asia Collection staff based on the image.ResourcesNanba, Koji 難波功士, “Showa zenki no Kokokukai: Zasshi ‘Kokokukai”…

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Aloha Hawaii Scrapbook

A collection of black and white and hand-colored photographs of scenic sites and identifiable landmarks in Hawaii, programs, tickets, etc. Scrapbook documents the summer trip of "Miss Rae Chadwick and Miss Norma Stewart, Weber county school teachers" who travelled on the S.S. Malolo to Hawaii in 1935. The scrapbook was acquired by or donated to the University of Hawaii Library Hawaiian Collection. If captions or notes were available those have been used to "title" the photos. Descriptive titles were provided when no captions or notes were present. Each image is numbered [in brackets] so that browsing will simulate paging through the album. Location: UH Manoa: Hamilton Hawaiian Rare-Library…

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Gandhi Photos

The Gandhi Photos Collection contains 27 photographic images of and related to Mohandas Gandhi. They were created by and for the Press Information Bureau (PIB) of the Government of India, capturing moments in his life from 1886-1948. The images are of Gandhi with other historic figures, such as Lord Mountbatten, Sarojini Naidu (a poet and Indian Parliamentarian), Jawaharlal Nehru, Sundar Vallabhai Patel, Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur, and Lord Cripps (architect for the partition of India). There are also family pictures that include his brother, sister, and wife. The locations of the images are diverse, including Gandhi's birthplace in Porbander, South Africa, Rajkot, Simla, Srinagar, Delhi, in the…

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Images of Okinawa after World War II

The Images of Okinawa collection is composed of 195 color slides donated in July 2010 by Ms. Madeleine K. Van Epps, plus 53 black & white photos taken by the United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands (USCAR). Kupfer Slide Collection154 of 195 color slides were taken between 1945 and 1946 by Dr. Donald H. Kupfer, the donor's father (see the featured slide photo). Dr. Kupfer was a Navy officer at the time he was stationed in Okinawa. He was born in 1918 and graduated from Yale. In 1955, Dr. Kupfer joined the faculty at the Department of Geology & Geophysics of Louisiana State University until he retired in the 1980s. Dr. Kupfer passed away in November 2010. He was 92…

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Photographs from India Post-Independence

Welcome to the India Post-Independence (1947-1959) Photo CollectionThe India Post-Independence Photo Collection is a collection of 36 photographs taken from the moment of Indian independence in 1947 through 1959. Some of the photographs were issued by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) of the Government of India, some by the United States Information Service (USIS), and some by Life Magazine photographers.The content of the photographs vary. There are images of statesmen, such as Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Lord Mountbatten, U.S. President Eisenhower, and the first President of India—Dr. Rajendra Prasad; political activity, including campaigns and protests; village life and agricultural…

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Hawaii Lantern Slides

3 Hawaii lanternslides are listed in the 1917 publication Visual Education Through Stereographs and Lantern Slides: School Work Visualized and Vitalized on page 16 in the Geographical Classification section "Outlying Possessions of the United States": 259 (10154) Luxuriant vegetation in the Mauna Loa Valley, Hawaii; 260 (10161) With the flag goes the public school - Royal School, Honolulu, Hawaii; 261 (10156) Pretty hula girls. Honolulu, Hawaii.Information about Ray Jerome Baker lantern slides is available in wikipediaThe lantern slides in this collection were donated to the UHM Library by two donors: the Seiju and Ayako Ifuku family of Honolulu, and Jerry Drew of Monterey, California.

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Anatomy of the Pineapple

Research materials on the anatomy of the pineapple, Ananas cosmosus (L.) Merr.. Volume II - The Vegetative Organs before Floral Differentiation and Volume III ... Original research files from Beatrice R. Krauss used to write the following articles: Anatomy of the Vegetative Organs of the Pineapple, Ananas comosus (L.) Merr Merr. I. Introduction, Organography, the Stem, and the Lateral Branch or Axillary Buds Botanical Gazette, Vol. 110, No. 2 (Dec., 1948), pp. 159-217, Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2472485 Anatomy of the Vegetative Organs of the Pineapple, Ananas comosus (L.) Merr. (Continued) II. The Leaf Botanical Gazette, Vol. 110, No. 3 (Mar., 1949), pp. 333-404, Stable URL:…

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Jean Charlot drawings for Paul Claudel

Unpublished drawings by Jean Charlot originally created for Paul Claudel's A Travers les Vitraux de Apocalypse and related textual materials held by the Jean Charlot Collection, University of Hawai'i Library.Drawings are described by the chapter and page numbers written on the original source. Paul Claudel and Jean Charlot met in 1928 and collaborated on many published projects. However, the largest project they planned has remained unpublished: an illustrated version of Claudel's A Travers des Vitraux de Apocalypse. Claudel sketched and described the illustrations he wanted, and Charlot acted as a kind of artistic medium to realize them. The drawings are, therefore, a unique witness to the…

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Hawaii War Records Depository Photos

The Hawaii War Records Depository (HWRD), which was established at the University of Hawaii Library in 1943, is an extensive collection of materials that document life in Hawaii during World War II. The HWRD includes 880 photographs taken by the U.S. Army Signal Corps and the U.S. Navy during World War II. These photographs, taken between 1941 and 1946, document the impact of World War II in Hawaii. They depict Army and Navy activities in Hawaii and illustrate the military's relationship with Hawaii's civilian population. The Hawai'i War Records Depository (HWRD) holds approximately 1,000 newspaper photographs clearly identified as being from the Honolulu Star Bulletin and 330 photographs…

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Hawaiian Music Collection

In 2002, the library acquired the Hawaiian music collection of Dirk Vogel, who had been collecting Hawaiian music since the 1920s. The collection contains 6,000 78s, 2,650 LPs, 900 45s and thousands of other items.Also in 2002, the library received a bequest of 2,533 Hawaiian music recordings from the estate of James Grant Cathro of Glasgow, Scotland, who died in 1999. Mr. Cathro collected the recordings, with special interest in steel guitar music, over the course of many years. This collection contains 2,056 phonodiscs (33-1/3, 45 and 78 RPM speeds); 236 cassettes and various other recordings. The Vogel and Cathro collections serve as the foundation of the Hawaiian Music Collection, which…

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South Asia: 19th Century and Earlier Imprints

The South Asia Collection at Hamilton Library began with the Oriental Institute in 1932, initially acquiring materials on Sanskrit, Indian philosophy, and religion. Today, the collection is rich in resources about South Asia from the 18th, 19, and 20th centuries, and filled with treasures on a variety of subjects, including history, travel writing, and literature. Several of these are rare items, held in the Special Research Collection, such as Views of India, an album of fifty-four water-color views of architectural sites at Agra, Delhi, and Mathura; Thomas Pennant’s Indian Zoology, a beautifully illustrated volume on animals and birds on the subcontinent; travel accounts by William Hodges,…

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Treasures from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library

Treasures from the Library are located in all collections. This site includes examples from the:Asia Collection China Japan Korea Russia South Asia Southeast Asia Charlot Collection Hawai'i War Records Depository Hawaiian Collection Manuscripts Maps Pacific Collection University Archives This site contains images of objects originally displayed in a 2005 exhibition at the UH Art Gallery. A 163-page catalog Making connections : treasures from the University of Hawai'i Library was published for the exhibition. Some print copies are available for purchase from the University of Hawai'i Library. Full text of the item descriptions are available for download from Scholarspace, the Library's…

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Hawaiian Photo Album

A collection of black and white photographs of scenic sites and identifiable landmarks in Hawaii. Images are from a variety of albums and scrapbooks acquired by or donated to the University of Hawaii Library Hawaiian Collection. If captions or notes were available those have been used to "title" the photos. Descriptive titles were provided when no captions or notes were present.

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Donald Angus Collection of Botanical Prints

Donald Angus' collection of botanical prints are housed at the Bishop Museum, Foster Gardens, the National Tropical Botanical Garden, and the University of Hawai'i at Manoa Hamilton Library. These exquisite illustrations were published in monographs and journals mainly in the 18th and 19th centuries. They reflect the enthusiasm of scientists, and the popularity of the exotic flora being introduced and cultivated in European botanical gardens. Many prints in the Angus collection are from Monandrian Plants of the Order Scitamineae by William Roscoe (1753-1831). Roscoe, a wealthy banker and amateur botanist, founded the Liverpool Botanic Garden in 1802. Many of the illustrations in his 1828…

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Magic Lantern Slides Collection

There are about 1,500 magic lantern slides in the UHM Japan Collection, and these were the gifts of two donors: the Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai 国際文化振興会 (KBS), a predecessor of the present Japan Foundation 国際交流基金, and the family of the Reverend Takie Okumura 奥村多喜衛(1865-1951). In 1930s, KBS (1936-1972) actively created lantern slides and distributed them to institutions around the world to help educate about Japan. The records indicate (Gregg Sinclair Papers, UH Archives & KBS documents, JF Library) that 682 lantern slides were sent to the University of Hawaii. In 1999, 466 of the slides on this site were found at the house of Prof. Yukuo Uyehara 上原征生, who had helped Dr. Tasuku Harada 原田助 at…

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Great Kanto Earthquake Japan - September 1923

With a magnitude of 7.9 on the Richter scale it was the deadliest earthquake in Japanese history, and at the time was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region. The Great Kanto Earthquake 関東大震災写真集 site contains 199 images, which were scanned from black & white still photos matted on a black background. The album may be supplemental materials to the publication: The Great earthquake of September 1st, 1923: a record from the reports of the "Japan Chronicle" of the destruction of Yokohama and Tokyo and the other ravages wrought. Kobe: Japan Chronicle Office. OCLC: 768291265. The report has been digitized and accessible from the National Library of Australia site. This project…

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Rapanui: The Edmunds and Bryan Photograph Collection

Henry P. Edmunds and William A. Bryan were both photographers of the early 20th century. Although they lived very different lives, they shared the experience of Rapanui, or Easter Island, during the early 1900s. Each took remarkable photographs documenting Rapanui's archaeological wonders and everyday life, several of which are presented here.For more information about the photographers, the provenance of this collection click here.  A glossary is also available.In addition to the University of Hawai'i Library's holdings, Honolulu's Bishop Museum also has an extensive collection of Henry P. Edmunds' photographs.

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Stanley Kaizawa Collection

The Stanley Kaizawa Collection consists of three groups: (1) 135 English translations of Kabuki play scripts that were censored by the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) of the Allied Forces of Japan, (2) audio tapes of Dr. James Brandon interviewing Stanley Kaizawa, and (3) three photo albums containing 360 photos and 14 pieces of ephemera. The digitized photos and items in the three albums contain: (1) Bromides gifted to Kaizawa by Kabuki actors whom he had befriended. Many of the bromides have actors' autographs and short messages addressed to Kaizawa, (2) photos taken by Kaizawa to capture CCD activities and the censors' interactions with ordinary Japanese people, and (3) various…

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Maps Recovered from UH Mānoa 2004 Flood

In October 2004, heavy rain caused multimillion-dollar flood damage to the Manoa area, including Hamilton Library. Over the next 4 years about 10,000 maps were cleaned and restored; an additional 40,000 were sent for work at a mainland contractor. This collection features some of the restored maps treated by University of Hawaii at Manoa Preservation staff.More information about the preservation aspects of the map treatments may be found in the document Protocol for Conservation Treatment: Recovery of Hawaiian Maps and Unique Aerial Photographs from Univ. of Hawai’i, Manoa Flood Damage [http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/14473]

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José Guadalupe Posada: Biblioteca del niño mexicano

The Jean Charlot Collection is a major archive of documents and art works relating to the artist and writer Jean Charlot and to those with whom he came in contact over his long career in France, Mexico, the United States and the Pacific. The Collection is housed in a suite of rooms in the Thomas Hale Hamilton Library of the Manoa campus. The Jean Charlot Collection contains materials from every stage of Charlot's life and from every area of his activity.The José Guadalupe Posada CollectionIn 1921 the young French artist Jean Charlot, then working as a muralist in Mexico City, encountered the broadsides of José Guadalupe Posada. Posada had been dead since 1913, and though his prints and…

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Lian Huan Hua 连环画 - Picture Storybook

Lian Huan Hua (连环画) Collection, Asia Collection, Hamilton Library, University of Hawaii at ManoaLian Huan Hua 连环画 literally means "linked serial pictures." They are pocket sized picture-story books first published by a Shanghai publisher in the 1920s. The Library has collected more than 150 titles of lian huan hua that were published mostly during the Cultural Revolution, particularly between 1971-1976, when the publication of lian huan hua was rare and difficult at that time. 

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Filipino Workers in Hawaii, 1926

"Photographs in Connection with the Investigation of Working Conditions of Filipino Laborers on Hawaiian Sugar Plantations, 1926," by Lt. Colonel Robert A. Duckworth-Ford, Aide-de-Camp to Governor-General of the Philippines Leonard Wood. This collection is from Alex Ford of California, grandson of Lt. Colonel Duckworth-Ford. Titles are taken from typed captions present on each photograph. Full text of the report is available here in PDF format.Related reading:Report of the Director of Labor to His Excellency the Governor-General of the Philippine Islands is available here in PDF format. You may be interested in reading Filipino History in Hawaii Before 1946 found…

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Hawaiian & Pacific Images

The Hawaiian and Pacific Collections have a substantial collection of large-format photographic negatives created as a result of requests for publication quality reproductions of book illustrations housed in our rare collection. These include plates from the 18th/19th century voyaging accounts, early 20th century ethnographic accounts and other texts. In addition to these photographic negatives, the Collections on occasion produce digital copies of similar material. This online collection gathers together images from these various sources, and is meant to allow for research across a variety of visual topics.

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Shackford Collection of Photographs of China

These photographs were taken during the late 1920s and early 1930s by John B. Shackford during his travels and tenure as an English teacher in southern China.The titles of the photos are taken from Shackford's original hand-written notes identifying the pictures. However, in some cases, the writing is illegible. If you can help identify a place or name, we welcome your comments.