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Finding Hawaiʻi Congressional Papers: Home

Guide to the locations of the papers of Hawai`i`s Congressional delegates, representatives, and senators.


This guide was created by Megan Higuchi and Mericia Palma Elmore for LIS 618, Government Documents & Archives. It is maintained by librarians in the Government Documents & Maps Department and the Archives and Manuscripts Department.

About archival research

Searching for archival material about members of Congress differs from searching for published material. Archival material such as manuscripts or correspondence may or may not be inventoried in a list called a finding aid. This brochure provides information about the Hawai`i Congressional Papers collection at the UHM Library. For more information, visit the HCPC web site.


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About this guide

Hawaii State Archives

Hawaiʻi has been sending a delegate to the United States Congress since 1899.  This guide will direct researchers to available papers from those delegates located at the Hawaiʻi State Archives, the Hawaiʻi Congressional Papers Collection at the UHM Library, and other repositories.

  • Not all congressional papers received by Hamilton Library at UH Mānoa, or the Hawaiʻi State Archives, may be available for viewing.
  • The average length of time for public access to collections can vary, but the median is 15 years.
  • The papers of some delegates have not been located or deposited in archival collections. 

Finding Library Materials

Hawaii Voyager Library Catalog

To search for works about a person, do a Subject Browse search for a member of Congress; e.g.,

Inouye, Daniel K.

To search for works written by a member of Congress, do an Author Browse search; e.g.,

Mink, Patsy T.

Finding Materials in the State Archives

The Hawaii State Archives holds the papers of many pre-Statehood congressional delegates. Search for collections in the catalog.