The Hawaiian Collection at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library is widely recognized as the world's largest collection of materials on Hawaiʻi. The core of the collection was built and continues to be built through a near-comprehensive collecting policy emphasizing published content covering all time periods, languages, material types, and subject matter. The Hawaiian Collection also holds a selection of manuscript and archival collections, covering corporate archives such as the HSPA Plantation Archives and the Dole Corporation, to archives of grassroots organizations such as Save Our Surf and Save Sandy Beach. The Hawaiian Collection traces its roots back to the 1908 founding of the College of Hawaii Library. It is the most significant investment the University of Hawaiʻi has made to tangibly document life in Hawaiʻi, in support of its teaching and research mission, and for the benefit of the broader research community and the general public.
Jodie Mattos, Kapena Shim, Dore Minatodani