Want the scoops on the rich and famous? In the later 1800s and early 1990s, society pages in American newspapers reported on socialites, including rich people and government and military officials. News ranged from the mundane (e.g., trips and club meetings) to the extravagant (e.g., social events and celebrations).
The society pages reinforced the society’s “ruling class” and illustrated its desired, privileged lifestyle. These pages showed sociologists socialites connected with one another, their lifestyle, and ideology.
On Chronicling America, to view Hawaii newspapers with society pages, search for them in these newspapers’ Saturday issues:
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015415/1912-01-13/ed-1/seq-6/The Hawaiian star., January 14, 1911,
The Hawaiian star., June 29, 1912, SECOND EDITION, Page SIX, Image 6
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82014682/1917-05-23/ed-1/seq-7/Honolulu star-bulletin., December 29, 1917, 3:30 Edition, SOCIETY, Page TEN, Image 10
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82014682/1917-12-29/ed-1/seq-10/Pacific Commercial Advertiser
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85047084/1902-09-20/ed-1/seq-3/The Pacific commercial advertiser., September 13, 1902, Page 3, Image 3
The Maui News
The Maui news., November 07, 1919, Page EIGHT, Image 8
The Maui news., November 14, 1919, Page EIGHT, Image 8
The Maui news., November 21, 1919, Page EIGHT, Image 8
The Maui news., November 28, 1919, Page EIGHT, Image 8
– Alice Kim