historical articles & topic guides

Historical newspapers offer data and information for historical research.

Chronicling America
features two subject guides related to Hawaii:

The University of Hawaii Library has created the following topic guides:

As the rough draft of history of Hawaii’s history, newspapers shaped the politics and events in Hawaii, below are historical feature articles:

Newspaper Sections

Business
Children’s Page
Genealogical Research
Lost and Found
Obituaries
Public Notices (Legal Ads)
Shipping News
Society
Theatrical Amusements
Women’s Section

Newspaper Columns

Agricultural Columns
American Legion Page
Automobile News
Books for the Bookish: Book Reviews
Food Conservation during World War I
Josher Bluffem
Military
Pineapple Recipes
Poetry
School Notes
YMCA Notes

History

Bayonet Constitution
Chun Afong — Hawaii’s First Millionaire
The Election Riot of 1874
Hawaii Holomua’s Role in the 1895 Counter-Revolution of Hawaii
Koolau the Leper and the Kalalau Valley Rebellion
Native Hawaiians Petition Against U.S. Annexation
The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy & the Establishment Newspapers
Picture Brides
The Sugar Daddies: The Spreckels Family Feud

Stories

Bicycles in the News
The Cemetery Shortage in Honolulu in the Early 1900s
Chang Apana, Charlie Chan’s Inspiration
Diamond Head Charlie
Hawaiian Wood
Illegal Pet Mongoose in San Francisco
Mongooses in Hawaii Newspapers
Odds and Ends in Hawaii Newspapers
Ostrich Farming in Hawaii
The Outdoor Circle
Scouting in Hawaii
The Ukulele Craze on the U.S. Mainland

Hawaiian Culture

Hawaiian Section
The 1911 Prohibition on Poi
Canoe Racing
Digging Up Bones of Native Hawaiian Warriors in a Heiau
Etymology of Luau
Feline Karma
Hawaiian Artifacts
Luaus
Shark Hunting
Traditional Hawaiian Medicine and Westernization
Violent Kahuna Therapy?

Princess Kaiulani

Princess Kaiulani’s Engagement Rumors
Princess Kaiulani in U.S. Mainland Newspapers
Princess Kaiulani Touring the U.S. Mainland

Queen Liliuokalani

Part I: Queen Kapiolani and Princess Liliuokalani’s Trip to the United States
Part II: Queen Kapiolani and Princess Liliuokalani at the White House
Part I: Liliuokalani Meets U.S. President Cleveland Again
The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy & the Establishment Newspapers
Part II: Liliuokalani Preventing U.S. Annexation
Liliuokalani’s Tahitian Suitor

King Kalakaua

King Kalakaua in U.S. Newspapers
King Kalakaua’s Coronation
King Kalakaua’s Last Trip
King Kalakaua’s Silver Jubilee
King Kalakaua’s Travels Around the World

Queen Kapiolani

Part I: Queen Kapiolani and Princess Liliuokalani’s Trip to the United States
Part II: Queen Kapiolani and Princess Liliuokalani at the White House
Queen Kapiolani in U.S. Newspapers

Hawaiian Royalty

Prince Albert Kamehameha
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole in U.S. Newspapers
The Kawananakoa Family on the Mainland United States

Hawaiian Performers

The Bird of Paradise: A Broadway Show
Hawaii in World Fairs
Hula on the Mainland United States
A Night in Honolulu: A Musical Play
The Royal Hawaiian Band in U.S. Newspapers
Toots Paka Hawaiian Troupe

Hawaii’s Firsts

Development of Hotels in Waikiki
Earliest Golf Games
Early Basketball Games in Hawaii
Early Photography in Hawaii
Emil Melville’s Balloon Ride
First Motorcycles
First Newspaper Comic Strips
First Night at the Movies in Hawaii
First Airplane Flight
First Automobiles
First Flight to Heaven
First Electric Lights
First Gas Lights
First Skating Rink
Ford Cars in Hawaii
Honolulu’s Early Sewage System

Native Hawaiians on the U.S. Mainland

Native Hawaiians in Iosepa, Utah
Native Hawaiians in Sutter County, California
A Washington Town Named After a Hawaiian: Friday Harbor

Sports

Duke Kahanamoku in U.S. Newspapers
Earliest Golf Games
Early Baseball Reporting in Hawaii
Early Basketball Games in Hawaii

Volcanoes in Hawaii

Jules Tavernier, the Volcano Artist
Playing with Pele and Kilauea’s Fire

Puna’s Volcano Water
Volcanoes and Hawaii Newspapers

Hawaii Newspapers

Bloopers in Newspaper Layouts
Censorship through Black Magic: The Pacific Commercial Advertiser’s Brush with a Kahuna
Claus Spreckels Sweetens the News: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Buy ‘Em
Hawaii Holomua’s Fiery Insults
Hawaii Newspaper Categories
Lei Mokihana: The Garden Island’s Hawaiian-language Column
The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy & the Establishment Newspapers
The Pacific Commercial Advertiser Against Hula

Literary

Books for the Bookish: Book Reviews
Poetry
Jack London in Hawaii
Robert Louis Stevenson
Mark Twain in Hawaii
Short Stories about Hawaii
Charles Warren Stoddard

Christianity

Religion Page
Christian Missionaries in Hawaii
The Punchbowl Ghost

Local Japanese

Japanese Buddhism
Japanese Schools in Hawaii
Japanese Shop Ads

Advertisements

The 1895 Cholera Epidemic
Aloha Tooth Powder
Animal Parts Wanted
Buick Cars in Hawaii
Burying Loved Ones in Hawaii
Classified Ads
Dole’s Pineapple Juice
Ford Cars in Hawaii
Japanese Shop Ads
Kona Coffee
Hawaiian Music Records
Horseracing in Hawaii
Pineapple Ads on the U.S. Mainland
Pinectar Juice
Primo Beer’s Health Benefit Claims

Puna’s Volcano Water
Taroena

Political Cartoons

Political Cartoons
The Evening Bulletin Against Prohibition
The Hawaiian Gazette and Link McCandless
The Hawaiian Gazette for Prohibition
Prince Kuhio’s Re-election Cartoons



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