Required Readings for September 4
Hawaiʻi & Pacific Studies Centers and Collections
Universities and Colleges
Government and Inter-Governmental Agencies
General HP databases and reference resources
Databases, Indexes and Discovery Tools
Tools for advanced searching
Indexes (partial full text)
Wareham, Evelyn. "“Our Own Identity, Our Own Taonga, Our Own Self Coming Back”: Indigenous Voices in New Zealand Record-Keeping." Archivaria 52, no. Fall 2001 (2001): 26-46.
Wareham, Evelyn. "From Explorers to Evangelists: Archivists, Recordkeeping, and Remembering in the Pacific Islands." Archival Science 2002, no. 2 (2002): 187-207.
Kuwada, Bryan Kamaoli. "To Translate of Not to Translate: Revising the Translating of Hawaiian Language Texts." Biography 32, no. 1 (2009): 54-65.
General tip: When looking for early European and American writing about Hawaii and the Pacific in Voyager, the subject headings [COUNTRY] Discovery and Travel or [COUNTRY] Description and Travel (example: Rapa Nui Discovery and Travel; Hawaii Description and Travel).
Selected databases, Indexes & Online Resources:
HAWAIIAN & PACIFIC LITERATURE:
Selected databases & online indexes:
(for a more complete list of electronic resources, see the research strategies page of Literature of the Pacific libguide)
(See also the "Reference Materials" section of the Literature of the Pacific libguide)
Selected literary journals:
See "Reference Materials" section of Literature of the Pacific libguide for a more comprehensive list of Pacific related journals. See the above bibliographies for other citations to journals and anthologies.)
Reference Question #2
Reference Question #3
PACIFIC DEMOGRAPHIC AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION
HAWAIʻI STATISTICAL INFORMATION
HAWAIʻI DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
HAWAIʻI GENEALOGY AND BIOGRAPHY RESEARCH
Resources from Kapena's presentation
(note, this is not a comprehensive list, just resources highlighted in Kapena's presentation. If you find yourself stuck on Reference Question #4, you may want to use the resources with a *** in front.
Useful Original Records Indexes & Full-text Databases
Useful Published Sources
Journals & Magazines
Society, Social, Government Directories
Reference Question #4
Databases & Indexes:
This electronic collection of legal materials and government documents is the digital version of microfiche collections created by the Law Library Microform Consortium. The collection includes decisions of federal executive branch agencies, boards, and commissions; Congressional Record; and court decisions. Notably, it includes legal material from Kingdom of Hawai'i and Territorial eras, as well as a growing body of Pacific legal material.
TTPI Archives Index
The Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (TTPI) Archives is a collection of more than 2,000 microfilms that document the workings of the TTPI, which governed much of Micronesia from the end of WWII through 1990. The TTPI Index provides title, author, subject keyword searching for a variety of legal materials, including land documents and assorted court cases.
Hawai'i State Archives Digital Collections
Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Scholarship and Legal Resources
Pacific Collection website: legal sources
A varied list of sources compiled by Pacific Collection librarians.
The Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (PacLii) is an initiative of the University of the South Pacific School of Law and is committed to publishing and providing access to the law for free. It collects and publishes legal materials from American Samoa, Cook Islands, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
Databases and online resources
Aerial Photo Database for Hawai'i, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico (1999 and older)
Not technically a map collection, but a useful tool when trying to document recent geographic (and built) history in Hawai'i.
Produced by the Library of Congress, the American Memory website includes a wide range of material but is of particular interest for its subset of maps, which includes several historical maps of Hawai'i. These maps can be useful for researching everything from ahupua'a boundaries to changes in the physical environment (for instance, location of historic fishponds) to changes in place names.
Contains a wealth of information related to land in Hawai'i, including text and images sources. Among other items, the site includes original images of Land Commission Awards (along with transcriptions) and ahupua'a maps (currently, the ahupua'a maps only cover O'ahu, but the site is regularly updated as more content becomes available).
David Rumsey Collection
A searchable collection of over 54,000 historic maps and images -- good coverage of Hawai'i, with some Pacific Islands also included.
Hawai'i Census Data
The State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism produces a number of interactive maps that are based on 2010 census data. Maps are grouped by "Geography" (which shows the outlines of various census areas, down to the block level), "Area Profiles" (which include demographic information for the various census tracks), and "Subject" (which map various census topics in visual form).
Hawai'i Topographical Maps
The UH-M Library's Maps, Aerial Photos and GIS (MAGIS) Collection is engaged in an ongoing project to digitize and make available online early and modern U.S. Geological Survey maps. The early maps sometimes include ahupua'a boundaries, among other features.
NOAA Historical Map & Chart Collection
A product of the NOAA's Coastal Survey's division. Very useful for tracking changes in coastal areas over time. Note: Coverage includes not only Hawai'i but also Guam, Saipan and occassionally some random maps of other Pacific Islands (coverage for islands beyond Hawai'i is, however, somewhat limited in most cases). Maps range from 19th century through contemporary.
Perry Castaneda Library Map Collection
A collection of links to online, mostly contemporary maps of Australia and the Pacific.
Digital Sanborn Maps, 1914-1957--Hawaii
These fire-insurance maps document Hawai'i's built environment, and how it changes over time, between 1914 and 1957. Maps show buildings and businesses. A separate section documents all of the cane and pineapple mills on the islands.
Serial Set Maps
Serial Set Maps is a searchable database of maps that were published as part of U.S. Congressional Serial Set publications. Coverage includes Hawai'i, Guam and American Samoa. (Note, to get to the maps section, after logging in to Newsbank Readex, select "Serial Set Maps, 1817-1980.")
This is the UH-M library's Maps, Aerial Photos and GIS (MAGIS) department website, which includes links to numerous online sources, as well as information on using the library's physical map and aerial photograph collections.
Reaction Paper #1
Reaction Paper #2
What Would You Do? group project: presentation and paper due
Give thanks, no class!
Student presentations: final projects