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OneSearch and Requesting from Hawaiian Collection
Web-scale discovery tool for finding millions of articles, books, media and more using a single search. Includes the UH Voyager Catalog plus a huge index of academic journals on most topics. Also includes conference papers, maps, government documents, music scores, DVDs, archives & manuscripts, and more.
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When you find something in OneSearch from the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections (location UH Mānoa HP), submit a retrieval request using these instructions.
Report of the Board of Health by
Call Number: RA386 .B1
Publication Date: 1872 -
Annual reports from Hawaiʻi Kingdom, Territory, and State Depts. of Health. The record this links to describes the earliest reports but you may use this record to request reports later than the dates listed.
Historical statistics of Hawaii by
Call Number: HA329.6 .S35
Publication Date: 1977
Search online through HathiTrust. Provides statistics covering trends in the social, demographic, economic, government, and physical characteristics of the state. Each section is prefaced by a narrative statement outlining the development of statistical reporting in that particular field. Includes information on population, vital statistics, health, and medical care, migration, labor, prices and price indexs, state income, consumer income and expenditures, social welfare, education, crume and correction, recreation and tourism, land, water, and climate, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and minerals, construction and housing, manufactures, transportation, communication, energy, and distribution and services.
Native Hawaiian Health
The Gifts of Civilization: Germs and Genocide in Hawaiʻi by
Call Number: RA448.5.H38 B87 1993
Publication Date: 1993
A series of essays: 1. Life and the Land -- 2. Two Unprovable Hypotheses -- 3. The Native Medical Profession -- 4. Kahuna Lapa'au After 1778 -- 5. 1778: An End, and a Beginning -- 6. Exploration and Exploitation: 1786-1825 -- 7. The Time of Troubles -- 8. The Time of Dying -- 9. Many Who Came Have Vanished. Available online.
No nā mamo : traditional and contemporary Hawaiian beliefs and practices by
Call Number: DU624.65 .C47 2011
Publication Date: 2011
with UHM login.
No Na Mamo is a compilation of books in the acclaimed Ka Wana series, published in 2005- 2010. The books, revised and presented here as individual chapters, offer invaluable insights into the philosophy and way of life of Native Hawaiian culture: pono (right way of living), aloha (love and affection), welina (welcome and hospitality), a'o (education), ola (health and healing), hooponopono (healing to make things right), hoomana (the sacred and spiritual), alaka'i (leadership), kakaolelo (oratory), ho'onohonoho (cultural management), kapu (gender roles), hewa (wrong way of living).
Selected Topic Resources - Plague
Plague and Fire: Battling Black Death and the 1900 Burning of Honolulu's Chinatown by
Call Number: RC176.H3 M64 2005
Publication Date: 2005
A little over a century ago, bubonic plague--the same Black Death that decimated medieval Europe--arrived on the shores of Hawaii just as the islands were about to become a U.S. territory. In this narrative, the author tells the story of that fearful visitation and its fiery climax--a vast conflagration that engulfed Honolulu's Chinatown. He tells this gripping tale largely through the eyes of the people caught up in the disaster, from members of the white elite to Chinese doctors, Japanese businessmen, and Hawaiian reporters. Available online.
Honolulu Chinatown: 200 years of red lanterns & red lights by
Call Number: NA735.H66 C66 2022
Publication Date: 2022
Honolulu's Chinatown has survived plagues, fires, strikes, riots, gambling, drunken sailors, toppled governments, prostitution, opium, adult bookstores, urban renewal, homeless vagrants, and even an earthquake. Here is the history of every building based on 200 years of historical newspapers, photographs, land records, maps, contemporary written sources, and field research. Included are dozens of rare historical photographs plus hundreds of period newspaper advertisements that will bring Chinatown to life through the years.
Selected Topic Resources - Hansen's Disease
Maʻi lepera : disease and displacement in nineteenth-century Hawaiʻi by
Call Number: RC154.5.H32 K345 2013
Publication Date: 2013-01-22
Maʻi Lepera attempts to recover Hawaiian voices at a significant moment in Hawai'i's history. It takes an unprecedented look at the Hansen's disease outbreak (1865-1900) almost exclusively from the perspective of "patients," ninety percent of whom were Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian). Also available onlline
Kalaupapa 2002-2005 : a summary report of the Kalaupapa Ethnographic Project by
Call Number: RC154.5 .H3 L36 2008
Publication Date: 2008
"A summary report of the results of the Kalaupapa Ethnographic Project, carried out 2001-2005. The main goal of the project was to describe the community that now exists at Kalaupapa, consisting of former Hansen's disease patients, the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health workers who serve them, and the National Park Service workers of Kalaupapa National Historical Park"