School Notes

How does attending a junior high school that teaches trade skills and home economics sound to you? In 1921, Waimea Junior High School offered boys courses in mechanical drawing, pipe fitting and soldering, and practical electrical work. For girls, the junior high school offered cooking classes, preserving classes, textiles, home making, and balancing of food values.

The Garden Island (1919-1922) and The Maui News (1905-1921) reported about these course offerings in their “School Notes” section. In both newspapers, the “School Notes” would include local public school news (e.g. honor roll, field trips, school statistics, and commencement) and news articles and letters by students. 

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“School Notes” in Chronicling America

The Garden Island

The Garden Island., November 30, 1920, Page 6, Image 6

The Garden Island., October 04, 1921, Page 5, Image 5

The Garden Island., December 13, 1921, Page 5, Image 5

The Garden Island., May 16, 1922, Page 3, Image 3

The Garden Island., October 31, 1922, Image 5

The Maui News

The Maui news., November 14, 1919, Page TWO, Image 2

The Maui news., November 26, 1920, Page THREE, Image 3

The Maui news., April 29, 1921, Page THREE, Image 3

The Maui news., July 09, 1920, Page EIGHT, Image 8

The Maui news., February 25, 1921, Page THREE, Image 3

NDNP adds 2 more states

NEH has announced that two new partners are joining the National Digital Newspaper Program this year. Awards were made to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the South Dakota Department of Tourism and State Development to digitize newspapers from Nevada and South Dakota. The number of participants in the program is now 39, including 37 states, one territory, and the District of Columbia. Hawaii joined the NDNP in 2009. NEH and the Library of Congress aim to have every state and U.S. territory represented in Chronicling America.

Finding a Hawaiian Idol

Finding a Hawaiian idol can cause quite a stir. When Alatau Leonard Charles Atkinson got a four-foot wooden idol, hundreds of native Hawaiians rushed to Atkinson’s office to name and claim the idol as their families’ family idol.

Museums and collectors offered to purchase the idol. Atkinson sold it, but to who? Read more about it in “He Parts with His Idol.”

Kala Fights a Shark

In 1852, a captain’s young son fell overboard at a Guatemalan harbor, and a shark, which already killed another shipman three days ago, was swimming nearby.

Kala, a Native Hawaiian working on a ship far from his homeland, jumped into the water to kill the shark. Did Kala succeed?

Read more about it in “Kala Kills Sharks.”

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Chief Moikeha

Rejected by his lover Luukia, ancient Tahitian high chief Moikeha sailed 2,300 miles from Tahiti to Hawaii, became an alii in Kauai, and started a family. Read more about it in “The Story of Moikeha.”

Start of the University of Hawaii at Manoa

In 1907, the University of Hawaii started out as the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Hawaii Governor George Carter and the newly formed Board of Regents discussed the college’s formation, including the campus’ location and buildings.

Read more about the informal discussion about the development of the future UH Manoa campus in “Agricultural College Start.”