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This guide was created to help graduate students in History 678: Research in Hawaiian Language Archives locate Hawaiian Language primary sources held in the Hawaiian Collection and online from 1790-1900 dealing with Hawaiian poltiics, governance, and law.
At the UHM Library, you have access to the Hawaiian Collection and the Pacific Collection, located on the fifth floor of Hamilton Library (in the older part of the building).
Some of our materials might be available online, but most of it is held only in paper, in our library. This guide will help you figure out how to find what you need.
And you are always welcome to visit us to discuss your research project. Librarians are avaialable to help you at the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections reference desk.
Defining the term "archives"
"Archives" refers to the working and operational files of an institution. For example, Privacy council minutes would be the kinds of files that end up in an archive.
The term "archive" also refers to the repository which holds these files. So, archives are held in an archive. And, an archive might also hold other types of materials, such as manuscript collections, collections of personal papers, and regular library books too.
Defining the term "government documents"
Government documents are the publications of a government. They are prepared edited documents meant for public dissemination. For example, annual and individual reports of government agencies are considered to be publications