Social Movements

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…

Hawaii War Records Depository Photos

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…

Images from the Hawai‘i Congressional Papers Collection

Images from the Hawai‘i Congressional Papers Collection

The Hawaiʻi Congressional Papers Collection comprises the archives of Hawaiʻi’s delegates to the U.S. Congress from statehood in 1959 to the present. Collections include letters, photographs, speeches, memos, reports, schedules, and other documents created in the course of the members’ work, as well as material relating to the members’ campaigns and pre- and post-Congress lives. These collections offer a window into Hawai‘i’s--and the nation’s--20th- and 21st-century political history.  The…