Would you like us to come talk to your group or class?
The Hawaii Digital Newspaper Project delivers presentations at classrooms, groups meetings, libraries, and academic conferences.
The project educates the public about Chronicling America and Hawaii newspapers’ significant role in shaping and recording Hawaii’s history. We can cater our lecture material specifically to your group.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 956 – 7094 for more information.
Leper. That title has negative connotations as leprosy was thought to be contagious and to have no cure.
In Hawaii, leprosy infected many, especially the Native Hawaiians, in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Many of them were quarantined in Kalaupapa, Molokai, never to see their loved ones again.
To read more about the history of leprosy in Hawaii and relevant American newspaper articles, read this topic guide about leprosy. “Read more about it!”
Shipping news can contain useful information about traveling people, exports and imports, and happenings in the shipping world. The shipping news is especially important to Hawaii, as shipping connected Hawaii with the outside world.
Check out this feature article about shipping news in Hawaii and “read more about it!”
Many Americans associate prohibition with alcohol as their country did have one. In 1911, Hawaii also had a prohibition, but for poi.
The Board of Health believed that poi caused two Native Hawaiians to contract cholera and questioned if poi factories and shops were handling the poi in a sanitary manner. Meanwhile, the Native Hawaiians wanted their staple food.
Check out this feature article about the 1911 prohibition on poi and “read more about it!”
Providing Local Resource Material Through the Hawaii Digital Newspaper Project (HDNP) For Your Thesis/Dissertation Research
College of Education Colloquium Tuesday March 18, 2014 WIST HALL 131, 3:00 PM
Everyone is welcome!
Presentation by: Don Eads: China US Relations Foreign Expert, PhD candidate: International Comparative Educational Foundations
Chronicling America is a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) / Library of Congress (LOC) project to digitize and provide free online access to historical English-language newspapers from across the United States. Just under 4 million historic newspaper pages have already been made available, with new content added quarterly. Coverage of Hawaiʻi figures and events can be found in Hawaiʻi newspapers as well as in newspapers from around the country. Chronicling America currently contains 557 newspaper titles from 30 states and the District of Columbia, spanning 1836 through 1922.
The National Digital Newspaper Program in Hawaiʻi
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Hamilton Library has been participating in National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) since 2008. It has digitized and made available online 15 of Hawaiʻi’s newspapers, with new content added quarterly.
Purpose: Using the HDNP as a resource is an efficient way to provide local historical depth to all types of research. Instead of searching through mountains of micro fiche this online database is accessible now.
Methods: Our library has provided an online database to easily facilitate basic and advanced search functions utilizing 15 Hawaii newspapers with more content added quarterly.
Findings: Be sure to bring your laptop to the presentation. We will guide you through the process and help you to obtain data that is relevant to your area of expertise for your thesis and/or dissertation.
Implications: Presentations and papers are enhanced by including historical accounts from Hawaii newspapers.