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HWST 107A - Hawaii: Center of the Pacific (Honors): Other Libraries & Archives

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Hawai'i State Archives

Website: http://ags.hawaii.gov/archives/

Collection: The Hawaiʻi State Archives preserves and provides access to the State’s government archives and special collections. These records date from the monarchy to the current legislative session, and also include the papers of individuals and organizations, photographs, maps, artifacts, rare books, 19th century newspapers.

LDS Family History Centers

Find locations near you: https://familysearch.org/locations/

Collection: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints maintains several Family History Centers throughout the State for the purpose of providing a place for genealogy research. The centers contain similar genealogical material but some collections are more complete than others. Before visiting the center, be sure to give them a call to find out their hours and any policies you need to know about.

Hawaiian Historical Society

Website: https://www.hawaiianhistory.org

Collection: The Historical Society has a strong collection of early voyages and Hawaiian-language books. This collection also has many unique manuscript collections, as well as broadsides and pamplets published in Hawaiʻi. This collection also has one of the largest collections of Hawaiian language newspapers still available in physical form.

SPECIAL NOTE: The Historical Society and Missionʻs Children Society Library are located in the same building.

Hawaiian Mission Childrenʻs Society Library

Website: http://www.missionhouses.org/index.php/library/library-collection

Collection: The HMCS/MHM Library has the largest collection of Hawaiian-language books as well as the largest collection of missionary correspondance, journals, and reports. 

SPECIAL NOTE: The Historical Society and Missionʻs Children Society Library are located in the same building.