VTDNP Project Librarian and former HDNP Manager, Erenst Anip Presentation!

On Tuesday (8/20) Singapore time, VTDNP Project Librarian and former
HDNP Manager, Erenst Anip, delivered his presentation “Bringing the past to the people: outreach efforts and value-added content for chronicling America in Hawaii and Vermont” at the IFLA WLIC 2013 Singapore

This paper was co-authored by Jodie Mattos, who is a HDNP co-investigator and Librarian, Hawaiian Collection Public Services.

Link to session: http://conference.ifla.org/ifla79/session-153
Link to paper: http://library.ifla.org/257/

Pacific Commercial Advertiser Now on Chronicling America

On July 2, 1856, a new age of journalism in Hawaii emerged. The Pacific Commercial Advertiser (PCA), the predecessor of The Honolulu Advertiser, debuted its first issue.

In an editorial, founder Henry Whitney says,

“THANK HEAVEN, the day at length has dawned when the Hawaiian Nation can boast a free press, untrammelled by government patronage or party pledges, unbiased by ministrel frowns or favors–a press whose aim shall be the advancement of the nation in its commercial, political and social condition.”

Issues of the PCA from 1856 to 1883 are now available on Chronicling America. Check it out!

Surfing Topic Guide

Surfing may have started as far back as 2000 B.C. when ancestors of Pacific Islanders rode ocean waves. The traditional Hawaiians surfed from their arrival in Hawaii in 400 A.D. and prayed for good surf. BotMan surfingh commoners and Ali’i surfed, albeit in different beaches.

Surfing started to go in a decline when missionaries disapproved surfing because of its sexual and gambling qualities. Would you believe that surfing almost disappeared in Hawaii in the 1890s?

Read the history of surfing and articles about surfing in American newspapers in this surfing topic guide. “Read more about it”

100 Years Ago Today in the HDNP

Did you know that each day when you visit Chronicling America you can see what happened 100 years ago today?

Here’s today’s news from August 13, 1913 in the 3:30 Edition of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin:

Honolulu star-bulletin. (Honolulu Oahu, Hawaii), 13 Aug. 1913. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82014682/1913-08-13/ed-1/seq-1/>


Volcanoes and Hawaii Newspapers

Where would you get information about volcanoes in Hawaii in the 1800s? The Hawaii newspapers, of course!

You can read the reports of Kilauea’s eruptions, stories of Hawaiian fire goddess Pele’s wrath, and the first-person accounts of Kilauea’s pyrotechnics.

Check out this feature article about volcanoes and Hawaii newspapers and “read more about it!”