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Online Collections of Historical Interest
This set of links is largely arranged in date order with the older material coming before the more recent.
The Polynesian 1840-1850 (eVols link)
The four-to-eight page Polynesian was published weekly in Honolulu in English and some Hawaiian from June 6, 1840 to December 11, 1841 (first series), and again from May 18, 1844 to February 6, 1864 (second series).
The Friend 1843-1900 (HMHA link)
The first issue was published in Jan. 1843, originally under the name Temperance Advocate, then as Temperance Advocate and Seamen’s Friend, with the Advocate and Friend being published as an extra, then as The Friend of Temperance and Seamen, with The Friend as an extra, and finally simply as The Friend, beginning January 1, 1845. Because of its longevity, The Friend is an excellent resource for scholars of nineteenth-century Hawaiian history.
The Hawaiʻi almanac now commonly known as "Thrum's" was published annually between 1875 and 1974. In addition to statistical reports on business, population, government, weather and geography, each volume included directories of government, businesses and organizations, and articles and essays on a wide variety of topics.
Husted's Directory of Honolulu and the Hawaiian Territory 1880-1924 (eVols link)
This directory gives the names, occupations, places of business and residences of the adult population of the Hawaiian Islands. It is also a complete classified business register of all of the islands, with other useful information, together with a street guide of Honolulu.
[Sugar] Planter's Monthly 1892-1894 (eVols link)
In March 1882, the sugar growers of the Kingdom of Hawaii met at the Chamber of Commerce in Honolulu and formed The Planters’ Labor and Supply Company. The Planters’ Monthly was the official journal of this organization.
“This periodical was established in 1882 for the special object of discussing all matters affecting the planting and agricultural interests of the Kingdom, and for furnishing such information, derived from local and foreign sources, as might be of service to these and kindred industrial interests of the country. Its sphere should and does include every topic affecting the growth and prosperity of the country, quite as much as that of the daily or weekly newspapers, not omitting what are termed political questions.” (Volume 4, Number 9)
[Sugar] The Planter's Monthly 1895-1909 (eVols link)
In 1895, The Planters’ Labor and Supply Company reorganized under the name Hawaiian Sugar Planters’ Association (HSPA). In this same year, the Association established the first experiment station in Hawaii. According to the bylaws, the goals of HSPA included “the improvement of the sugar industry, the support of an experimental station and laboratory, the maintenance of a sufficient supply of labor, and the development of agriculture in general.”
The Hawaiian Planter’s Monthly was published from 1895 through 1909. It was subsequently published as the Hawaiian Planters’ Record which ceased publication in 1991.
Hawaiian Historical Society Papers 1892-1940 (eVols link)
Between 1892 and 1940, the Society published twenty-one numbers in its Papers series devoted to scholarly articles, as well as a series devoted to genealogy and another to reprints from early sources.
Hawaiian Historical Society Annual Reports 1892-1967 (eVols link)
From 1892 to 1967, the Annual Reports of the Hawaiian Historical Society included papers presented to the Society pertaining to the history of Hawai'i, Polynesia, and the Pacific area. They are the predecessor to The Hawaiian Journal of History.
Hawaiian Journal of History 1967 - (eVols link)
The Hawaiian Journal of History, first published in 1967, is an annual scholarly journal devoted to original articles on the history of Hawai‘i, Polynesia, and the Pacific area. Each issue includes articles on a variety of subjects; illustrations; book reviews; notes and queries; and a bibliography of Hawaiiana titles of historical interest.
Ford Islander 1943-1948 (eVols link)
The Ford Islander was a publication by the U.S. Navy during World War II. These archival materials document life in Hawaii during World War II.
Immigrants in Hawaii 1965-1982 (eVols link)
1965-1975; 1976; 1977; 1978; 1980; 1982. The State Immigrant Services Center was consolidated into the Hawaii State Office of Community Services (http://labor.hawaii.gov/ocs/) by Act 305 of the 1985 Hawaii State Legislature.