Due to COVID-19, Hawaiian and Pacific Collections' manuscript and archival collections are not available for use.
- When can I access rare and archival materials?
The Hawaiian and Pacific Collections' rare and archival materials are available Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Access to some archival collections require 24-48 hours advanced notice. Prior librarian approval is needed if you plan to research an archival collection on a Sunday that we are open. During breaks and interim weeks, hours of availability may be different. Check the Hours and Contact Info webpage prior to your visit.
- How can I access rare and archival materials?
Rare materials need to be requested using the Library's discovery layer, OneSearch. Place requests no more than 1-3 days in advance prior to your visit since materials are held for only 3 days. Collection level records of archival materials are located in OneSearch or Voyager, but specific items from those archival collections need to be requested using the manuscript request form. To fill out the manuscript request form, you will need to use the finding aid for that collection to identify the specific items you want. If the finding aid is available online, it will be linked to the record. If the finding aid is not available online, you will need to view the print finding aid available at the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections reference desk. Once the manuscript request form is completed, email the form to email@example.com. A librarian will review the form and reach out to schedule a research visit.
- How do I distinguish rare and archival materials in OneSearch?
Rare and archival materials have the following locations assigned to them in OneSearch: UH Mānoa: Hamilton Hawaiian Rare or UH Mānoa: Hamilton Pacific Rare. Rare materials have a call number that starts with two letters, e.g. JK9325 1893 .H39 1893. Archival materials have a call number that starts with the word Manuscript, e.g. MANUSCRIPT H00065.
- Can I take photos of rare and archival materials?
Non-flash photography is allowed of rare and archival materials. Photocopying and scanning is prohibited.
- How should I cite archival material?
In citing materials, use the following format: [Item, Collection], Hawaiian and Pacific Collections, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library.