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"A Peek into the Past: UH Library digitizes 1856 Hawaii newspaper, forerunner of the Honolulu Advertiser" at The Garden Island, September 7, 2013.

"Library Awarded Funds to Digitize Predecessors of Honolulu Star-Advertiser," at
Hawaii Reporter, October 20, 2012

"Historical Hawaii Newspapers at Chroniclingamerica.com," at Hawaii Reporter, June 6, 2012

"A Look Back: Queen Liliuokalani School Is Turning 100," by Civil Beat, April 11, 2012

"Program showcases publications from past: Maui News' first issue available on Web; paper marks 112 years," by Maui News, February 17, 2012
Text-Only Version in jpeg (Page 1 & Page 2) and Text-Only Version in pdf

"Hamilton turns microfilm to digital," by Ka Leo O Hawaii, UH Manoa Student Newspaper, February 1, 2012
Text-Only Version in pdf and Page-Layout Version in jpeg

"Digitizing 19th century Hawaiʻi newspapers"
by Malamalama magazine, January 20, 2010

"$140,000 grant will help library digitize newspapers," Honolulu Advertiser, June 16, 2009

"All the News That's Fit to Save," Library of Congress Site Visit article in the Honolulu Weekly, May 6, 2009 (Adrienne Lafrance)

Blog Entries

Using Chronicling America to conduct genealogy research of Queen Liliuokalani's husband, John Owen Dominis, and his family:

Nupepa Hawaii website's blog entries relating to the Hawaii Digital Newspaper Project

Hawaii social media leader Ryan Ozawa writes about the upload of three Hawaii newspapers on Chronicling America: "Hawaii Newspaper Archives Go Online"

Using Chronicling America to research energy and power in Hawaii during the second half of 1800s:

That's Old News: The Portuguese Praised in Hawaii

Extra!  Extra!  More than 1.7 Million Newspaper Pages Now Online - streaming webcast

Read all about it! Get the news of yesteryear here!
Explore contemporary reports of the fight for women's rights, St. Patrick's Day celebrations,
baseball scores, earthquakes, and more!  It's the news you want and the news you need from Chronicling America,
the Library of Congress gateway to America's historic newspapers published between 1880 and 1922.
Join Library of Congress staff for a sampling of century-old headlines and articles of significant events that echo in the headlines of today.

100 Years Ago: "Awaiting the Transit of Comet," The Hawaiian Gazette, May 20,

In May 1910, feature stories on the passage of Halley's Comet through the
Earth's skies abounded in the nation's newspapers. The Hawaiian Gazette
(Honolulu, HI) described the comet's track, scientific findings to date, and
likely outcomes of the comet's passage. "The earth will merely be bathed in an
extra flood of light," reported the Gazette....Read more about it!

Media Information

posted Jun 24, 2009, 12:24 PM by Erenst Anip--temp   [ updated Apr 8, 2014, 7:58 PM by Alice Kim ]

Contact Information:
Martha Chantiny, Information Technology Librarian and Head, chantiny AT hawaii DOT edu, 956-2473
Jodie Mattos, Hawaiian and Pacific Collections Librarian, jodie AT hawaii DOT edu, 956-2851

Free Access to Historical Hawaii Newspapers At ChroniclingAmerica.com

Chronicling America (chroniclingamerica.com) provides free public access to digitized American newspapers from 1836 to 1922. The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library the project to digitize the following microfilmed Hawaii newspapers:

Austin’s Hawaiian Weekly (Honolulu, 1899-1900)
The Daily Bulletin (Honolulu, 1882-1895)
The Daily Herald (Honolulu, 1886-1887)
Daily Honolulu Press (Honolulu, 1885-1886)
The Democrat (Honolulu, 1910)
The Evening Bulletin (Honolulu, 1895-1912)
The Garden Island (Lihue, 1911-1922)
Hawaii Holomua (Honolulu, 1893-1895)
The Hawaiian Gazette (Honolulu, 1868-1918)
The Hawaiian Star (Honolulu, 1893-1912)
Honolulu Star-Bulletin (Honolulu, 1912-1917)
Hilo Tribune (Hilo, 1902-1906)
The Honolulu Republican (Honolulu, 1900-1902)
The Honolulu Times (Honolulu, 1902-1911)
The Independent (Honolulu, 1895-1905)
The Maui News (1900-1922)
Pacific Commercial Advertiser (Honolulu, 1856-1910)
The Polynesian (1840-1863)
Saturday Press (Honolulu, 1880-1885)

The Library of Congress will aggregate and permanently maintain the digitized newspapers. Eventually, Chronicling America will have newspapers from every U.S. state.

The website also features historical essays about the digitized newspapers, topic guides (e.g. Hawaii's statehood and leprosy in Hawaii), and a directory of U.S. newspapers.

As the "rough draft of history," Hawaii newspapers documented and shaped historical events, including the leprosy epidemic, the labor strikes in the plantations, and the overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy. Students and scholars study newspapers to learn about everyday life in different time periods (e.g. opinions and cost of living), events, and the fashion and products in the advertisements. News articles, editorials, and advertisements can give insights on political and social movements and language use. Community members conduct genealogical research, searching with their relatives' names.

For more information on the Chronicling America project, visit the following websites:

Chronicling America

Hawaii Digital Newspaper Project

University of Hawaii Library LibGuide

National Digital Newspaper Program

Snippets from Hawaii's newspapers can be seen on the library's Flickr account:

Here are links to a few articles that covered significant historical events in Hawaii's history:

"Kilauea Crater Continues in Eruption"
"She has established over among the hot cracks a Devil's Kitchen in which the guide tells you she prepares her fiery luaus and roasts the legion of departed souls of those who were not good."
Hilo tribune., February 28, 1905, Image 1

Beginning of the Outdoor Circle's Fight Against Billboards in Hawaii
The Hawaiian gazette., April 05, 1912, Image 1

"Liliuokalani's Mission: Wants a New Election for President of Hawaii"
Evening bulletin. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii) 1895-1912, April 27, 1897, Image 1

"Governor Dole Takes the Oath"
The Honolulu Republican, June 15, 1900

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