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Newspapers in Hawaii: Print and Microfilm

Libraries and Other Repositories

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General

PHYSICAL FORMATS

The vast majority of the 1,250 newspapers Helen Chapin identified in Hawaiʻi remain available to researchers in two formats:

  • Microfilm

    Microfilming extends availability of newspapers, by providing a portable, durable copy of a newspaper that many libraries can purchase and make available to researchers. A few hundred of Hawaiʻi's newspapers have been microfilmed. A search of the UH System's library catalog returns fewer than 260 Hawaiʻi newspaper titles available on microfilm. Ongoing microfilming is conducted by major libraries like the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and commercial vendors such as Proquest. Major historical microfilming efforts have been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • Print / Paper

    Newspapers that have not been microfilmed or digitized are held in paper form at various Hawaiʻi libraries.


IDENTIFYING WHICH NEWSPAPERS YOU WANT TO USE

Check the Chronicling America site or Helen Chapin's Guide to Newspapers of Hawaiʻi, 1834-2000.


FINDING COPIES OF THE NEWSPAPERS YOU WANT TO USE

For Hawaiʻi-based researchers: Helen Chapin's Guide to Newspapers of Hawaiʻi, 1834-2000 offers extensive holdings information for Hawaiʻi libraries. Location and contact information for libraries can be found at the "Libraries and Other Repositories" links at left.

For researchers not in Hawaiʻi: Chronicling America includes some information on holding libraries outside of Hawaiʻi, but the information appears to be incomplete. Check Worldcat or check with your library for assistance on identifying a holding library near you.

Note, many of Hawaiʻi's newspapers are no longer available.