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Aloha! The Hawaii State Archives will be closed this coming Monday, November 11, 2019 in observance of Veterans’ Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

For Archives Month 2019, the Hawaiʻi State Archives’ theme is Paniolo, Hawaiian Cowboy. The paniolo have a rich and very unique heritage we would like to highlight this year with some items from our collections. We have also put on several talks, such as Reclaiming Kalākaua and a series of lectures done by State Archives ...
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Archives Month 2019 Lecture Series

Posted on Oct 21, 2019 in HSA News

In celebration of Archives Month this year, the Hawaiʻi State Archives will be presenting a series of informational talks about common research topics at the public Archives. All events are free and open to the public! Where:   Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts,                  No. 1 Capitol District Building                  250 South Hotel Street                  Multi-Purpose ...
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Reclaiming Kalākaua

Posted on Oct 14, 2019 in HSA News

In celebration of Archives Month 2019, the Hawaiʻi State Archives presents “Reclaiming Kalākaua”– an illustrated research presentation by author Dr. Tiffany Lani Ing with a supplemental address on primary source research by Dr. Ronald Williams Jr. of the Hawaiʻi State Archives. The event will include oli, hula, and a mini-exhibition of original documents and artifacts ...
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State Archives (Kekāuluohi Building) will be closed to the public due to the active bees on ʻIolani Palace Grounds, www.iolanipalace.org. You can contact us by email, [email protected], or phone, 808-586-0329, for more information. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the safety of the public is our number one priority. We will update our webpage when ...
Read More ʻIolani Palace Grounds Closed Monday and Tuesday, Sept 23-24, 2019

Aloha! Due to ongoing going efforts to remove the bees on ʻIolani Palace Grounds, ʻIolani Palace, the State Archives, and the grounds will be closed to the public for safety reasons. The State Archives is still open for business, please contact us via email at [email protected] or call us at 808-586-0329. Mahalo!

Aloha! Please take caution this afternoon when venturing onto ʻIolani Palace Grounds. The ewa/west side of the grounds, by the Barracks, has an active bee hive with aggressive bees, visitors should try to avoid. The gates of ʻIolani Palace Grounds will be locked except for the Diamond Head/east gate, across from the Hawaii State Public ...
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Aloha! In conjunction with Dr. Ron Williams, Jr.’s “ʻIke Mōakaaka. Revealing Native Agency in Unlikely Places: The 1894 Constitution of the Republic of Hawaiʻi”” talk, the records of the 1894 Constitutional Convention have been digitized and are now accessible online via our Online Exhibitions page at: http://ags.hawaii.gov/archives/online-exhibitions/1894-constitutional-convention/. They are available for download as PDF files.

Hōʻike: The 1894 Constitution

Posted on Sep 6, 2019 in HSA News

As part of the month-long ʻOnipaʻa commemoration of the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Liliʻuokalani, the Hawaiʻi State Archives (HSA) and the Hui o Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī Coalition will sponsor an illustrated research presentation by Ronald Williams Jr. PhD, Archivist at the HSA. The presentation, “ʻIke Mōakaaka. Revealing Native Agency in Unlikely Places: The 1894 Constitution ...
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Pardon Our Dust

Posted on Sep 3, 2019 in HSA News

Aloha! We’ll be undergoing some minor construction inside our reading room starting Thursday, August 22, 2019. There will be limited access to some tables at times and intermittent loud noises as work is being done. We will have earplugs available upon request at the Reference Desk. Mahalo for your understanding!