Classified ads contain a wealth of information also for researchers as they can use them to research the following:
You can find a lot of data from this classified ads page.
This ad is advertising Hawaiian-Japanese Ballasting Co., which advertised its black sand and coral rocks. They used coral rocks to build roads and sidewalks.
Help wanted ads show the job opportunities available, including those for women and people of certain ethnic groups, and the desired qualifications. This help watned ad asks for a “good Chinese cook” preferably married.
It used to common for ads to ask for workers of certain ethnic, age, and gender groups, such as young German boy as an assistant or a young Hawaiian who can speak both Hawaiian and English. Obviously today one can’t hire people based on their ethnicity, gender, or marital status.
Search Strategies: Newspapers with Classified Ads
Newspaper: Evening Bulletin, search within 5 words: “little ads with big results”
Maui News – “classified ads”