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Kenneth Baldridge Oral History Collection

Collection Description: A collection of digitized transcripts of oral histories compiled through the Oral History program at Brigham Young University Hawaii under the direction of Kenneth Baldridge and William Kauaiwiulaokalani Wallace III.


Douglas and Beverly De Sure Scrimshaw Collection

Collection Description: American commercial whaling began in the waters New England, and flourished from the late 1700’s through the mid-1800’s. The successful profits of whaling, and declining whale populations in the Atlantic, drove whaling ships around the tip of South America into Pacific waters, with whalers arriving in Hawaiʻi in 1819. For Hawaiian ports, especially Honolulu and Lahaina, whaling fleets were the crux of the economy for over 20 years.

Collection consists of 60 scrimshaw (intricately etched whale teeth, bone, and baleen), carved whale bone and wooden tools, and other artifacts produced during the whaling era and since its decline. A donation to the BYU-Hawai‘i JFS Library Archives by Douglas and Beverly De Sure of Las Vegas, Nevada.


Ralph E. Woolley Pioneer Wagon Train Collection

Collection Description: A collection of wood and cloth figurines composing scenes from a pioneer wagon train common in the mid-1800 American West. Collection donated to the Church College of Hawaii (now Brigham Young University-Hawai‘i) in 1958 by the family of former La'ie Hawai'i Temple President Ralph E. Woolley. The Church College of Hawai'i library was named in his honor: the Ralph E. Woolley Library. When collection was first acquired, the complete 43-piece collection was displayed in a large glass case positioned in the main foyer of the library until 1989, when collection pieces were restored and rehoused in the University Archives.


Na Hoa Pono (The Righteous Companion): BYU-Hawaii Yearbooks

Collection Description: Na Hoa Pono is the campus annual published by both Church College of Hawaii and later Brigham Young University Hawaii. It was released intermittently until it was discontinued from publication in 2000. Na Hoa Pono was published from 1956 to 1971, and returned for 1976 and 1978, 1983-1986, and was published again in 1998-2000.


Records of the Institute of Polynesian Studies - Polynesian Arts and Crafts Filmstrip Series

Collection Description: Collection of 20 filmstrips demonstrating games, skills, and storytelling from throughout the Pacific Islands.


Pacific Studies

Collection Description: Full text access to Pacific Studies, published by the Pacific Institute at Brigham Young University Hawaii. Includes issues from September 1977 to June 2002.


Church College of Hawaii/Brigham Young University Hawaii Campus Photographs

Collection Description: A collection of images from the Church College of Hawaii and Brigham Young University Hawaii. Includes images of campus construction, labor missionaries, faculty, staff, students, and buildings.


Clinton Kanahele Collection

Collection Description: A collection of interviews conducted by Clinton Kanahele in the Spring and Sumer of 1970. Interviews are in Hawaiian with transcripts to the interviews in Hawaiian and English.


Edward K. Bryant Collection

Collection Description: Photographs from the collection of Edward K. Bryant, a faculty member at Church College of Hawaii who served in the Pacific during World War II in the Naval Construction Battalion (Seabees), from 1942-1945. The collection contains images from Samoa, Vanuatu, and Aotearoa/New Zealand during that period.


Polynesian Cultural Center Photo Collection

Collection Description: The Polynesian Cultural Center opened its doors to guests in 1963. This collection of images documents the construction and early years of the center, including villages, managers, employees, visitors, and important events from 1961 through 1979.


Laie Plantation and Community Photo Collection

Collection Description: The Laie plantation served as the focal point for L.D.S. missionary activity in Hawaii from 1865 until the late 1920’s. It remains an important part of the history of the L.D.S. Church in the islands. This collection includes images of chapels, landmarks, the Hawaii Temple, community members, and community events from approximately 1879 to 1965.


Frank Call Photograph Collection

Collection Description: Frank Call was a young missionary from Idaho who served an L.D.S. mission to Hawaii from 1909-1911. The collection includes photographs of people, places, and events during his mission, and is focused primarily on Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island during that period.


Mormon Missionary Diaries Collection

Collection Description: Digital collection of journals and diaries from Mormon missionaries in Asia, Europe, North America, and the Pacific.


The Hawaii Sugar Planters Association/Records of Filipino Plantation Workers in Hawaii, 1906-1949

This Collection Description: The Hawaii Sugar Planter's Association Collection contains over 100,000 individual records of Filipino laborers who came to Hawaii to work on sugar and pineapple plantations between 1906 and 1949. Digitizing this collection is a ongoing project, with over 20,000 records having been added to date.


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