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Oral Histories at UHM Library's Hawaiian Collection: Oral Histories at UHM Library

Center for Oral History

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa's Center for Oral History has conducted dozens of oral history projects, focusing on Hawaiʻi's ethnic groups, industries and historical events.

An index of some of their projects' transcripts is available online, at

Examples of searches:

Links to UH System libraries' catalog records, and where available, online copies of the transcripts, are included in each indexing entry. If you are using the UH Mānoa Library, you may retrieve the transcripts from the open stacks on your own (usually the 2nd floor of Hamilton), or request that copies from the Hawaiian Collection be brought out for you.

More Oral Histories

Check for oral history transcripts and recordings at UH System libraries:

Examples of Basic Keyword searches:

hawaii oral histor? food
hawaii oral histor? architecture
hawaii oral histor? medic?
hawaii oral histor? sugar
hawaii interview? world war ii
hawaii oral histor? world war ii
hawaii interview? church?

Go directly to Hawaiʻi Voyager for more search options.
Go to this Research Refresher guide for search tips.

IMPORTANT: You must submit a request for items held at the Hawaiian Collection or the Sinclair AV Center.

  • For items held at UH Manoa Hamilton Hawaiian, click Get This Item and select the UH Manoa Hawn/Pac option.
  • For items held at Sinclair AV Center, click Get This Item and select the Hold or Transfer option.