South East Asia Posters

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.

Magic Lantern Slides Collection

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…

Great Kanto Earthquake Japan - September 1923

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…

Japanese Commercial Graphic Designs 1920s

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…

Lantern Slides of the Nippon Rikkokai

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…

South Asia: 19th Century and Earlier Imprints

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…

Gandhi Photos

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…

Photographs from India Post-Independence

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…

Ilocandia: A Visual Experience of Ilocos Sur

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…

Images of Okinawa after World War II

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.…

Shackford Collection of Photographs of China

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.

Lian Huan Hua 连环画 - Picture Storybook

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. 

Stanley Kaizawa Collection

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…