The University of Hawaiʻi School of Law Library Archive mission is twofold: to preserve and make accessible records of enduring value regarding the history of the W.S. Richardson School of Law and to preserve and make accessible historically significant material regarding the local and regional legal community.
The Archive holds three major collections: the Law School History Collection, Law School Faculty Publications Archive, Chief Justice William S. Richardson Collection, Samuel P. King Collection, the Jon Van Dyke Archival Collection. The Archive has also made available smaller collections such as the H-3 Litigation Archive, the Pacific Islands Committee Archive, the Hawaiʻi 1978 Con Con News clippings, Myer C. Symonds Collection, udge Myron Bright Collection, Judge Betty Vitousek Collection, and Richard Kanter Collection. These unique collections provide material significant to the legal history of Hawai‘i and the Pacific.
Our repository does not necessarily hold the copyrights, privacy permissions or releases, or publicity rights to all the items in our collections. It is the researchers' obligation to determine the copyright status and holders, meet all holder requirements and honor restrictions.
Patrons are now welcome to research the finding aids and collections of the Samuel P. King, Law School History, and Faculty Publications! Just read our Access Policy and contact the Archives Manager today!
We accept historical material that is within the scope of our mission. If you are interested in donating your materials, please contact the Library Director at vjs777[at]hawaii.edu or 956-5580.
The Archives at the University of Hawaiʻi School of Law are a non-circulating, closed collection housed in the Library’s climate controlled storage space. Patrons may begin their research by browsing our online finding aids and indexes. Physical access to the collections are possible under the following conditions:
Step 1: Prepare a Research Appointment
Step 2: When You Come In
To access the archives, please contact the Archives Manager at ellenrae[at]hawaii[dot]edu or call 956-2867.
By appointment only: Sunday-Thursday 6pm-8pm
University of Hawaiʻi School of Law Library
2525 Dole St.
Honolulu HI, 96822