Service Project at the Hawaii State Archives - April 26, 2013
Five volunteers took advantage of the opportunity to learn about collection cleaning and maintenance while assisting the Hawaii State Archives with their Collection Care project.
Archivist Wine Social - March 8, 2013
Members joined 6 professional archivists for a relaxing evening of wine, cheese, and professional networking in the LIS Diner.
Shangri La Tour & Service Project - October 13, 2012
Eight lucky members got a chance to tour Shangri La and work with their staff on an archival service project. More info & pictures coming soon!
Goldtone Photo Studio Collection Service Project - September 29-30, 2012
On September 29th and 30th, SAA-SC members had the privilege of working alongside archivists and others to sort and rehouse a collection of photographs from the Goldtone Photo Studio collection at Lynn Davis' house in Kaneohe.
Member Meeting - August 2012
We began our first meeting of the 2012-13 year, by introducing our SAA-SC officers and playing an original ice-breaker organized by our very own president, Ashley Millet. During the meeting, members new and old brainstormed possible events and fundraising ideas for the year while enjoying some ono pastries from Napolean's Bakery.
AHA Annual Meeting - February 18-19, 2012
Ten of our members joined the Association of Hawai‘i Archivists for their annual meeting on the beautiful island of Kaua'i over Presidentsʻ Day weekend. We began our journey at Grove Farm Museum and the old sugar mill locomotive where we were all treated to fun, nostalgic ride on the old train with all the bells and whistles, and a lovely tour of the luxurious home of the Wilcox family. We then visited the Kaua'i Historical Society where we got a peek at some of their unique collections and the work they are doing. On the second day, we visited the National Tropical Botanical Gardens on Kaua'iʻs South shore. This was a real treat for many of us as we were secluded from the hustle and bustle of the real world and immersed in an environment that takes you back 100 hundred years. This was a great trip for our students as many of them walked away with a new friends, networks, and a better understanding of the archive community in Hawai'i. Click here to read some of our members reflections on the trip.
Ann Dunham Papers Service Project - February 12, 2012
Eight SAA-SC members spent their Sunday morning and afternoon helping Bronwen Solyom, Jean Charlot curator at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa process fieldwork materials of S. Ann Dunham, President Bararck Obama's mother. We did bibliographic work listing sources, inventories of Ann's fieldwork journals, and rehoused many of her fieldwork photographs into archival quality storage. This was quite the special Sunday as we all walked away feeling a little bit more closer to the President himself. Afterwards, Bron treated us to a fabulous delicious lunch on her lovely terrace overlooking Maikiki heights.
Hawaii State Archives Tour - January 27, 2012
We partnered with the American Library Association student chapter to tour the historic archival collections at the Hawai‘i State Archives. Our tour guides, archivists Susan Shaner and Luella Kurkjian showed us many interesting items from their collections, such as glass plates, hand drawn maps, photographs, old Māhale documents, and even the canon balls.
Spring 2012 Member Meeting - January 18, 2012
We had a great start to the semester during our first member meeting. 18 students that came to munch on some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chips and coffee. We talked about our planned events for this semester, scholarship opportunities from SAA, upcoming SAA-SC elections and our nifty new SAA-SC website. Out of the new students that came by to learn more, 7 of them became new members, yay! Please welcome Zoia, Ashley M., Brenda, Bryan, Koa, Ikaikai, Malia, and Roland.
Archives Tour at the Palama Settlement Archives - November 4, 2011
Situated in Kalihi valley, we sat down with Jacky Rath, the archivist who painstaking saved the records in this archive from the trash many many years ago. We sat down with her to to listen to her story about creating the Palama Settlement Archives. She spent more than 15 years filing and cataloging hundreds of thousands of documents and thousands upon thousands of photos to create an archive of one of Honolulu's most philanthropic non-profit organizations that has been instrumental in serving Honolulu's immigrant population. Please check out Paula Rath's blog, the daughter of Jacky Rath, as she mentions our recent visit.
Fundraiser - October 23, 2011
On Sunday, SAA-SC had a Fall Yard Sale in beautiful Mānoa Valley. Festivities started at 7am and ended when the rain started to pour. We raised about $150.00 which will support travel scholarships for our members to attend AHAʻs next Annual Meeting on Kauaʻi in February 2012.
Archives Tour at Henry Ku'ualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive - October 21, 2011
Downtown in Honolulu our members assembled in the KGMB/Hawaii New Now building to visit 'Ulu'ulu: The Henry Ku'ualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive. We sat down with them and learned a great deal about the kind of work that goes into creating a moving image archive. We saw reels upon reels of film and even got to see some of the exciting film they have been working very hard to restore. After the tour, we all headed down to Young's Fish Market for some 'ono Hawaiian food.
Manoa Falls Hike - October 9, 2011
In early October, SAA-SC members got to know each other and our home a little better as we hiked Manoa Falls to see the waterfall in the back of the valley.
Member Meeting - September 7, 2011
On Wednesday, SAA-SC members munched on peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, barbecue chips and delicous coffee during our first General Member Meeting this semester. We got aquatinted with one another, talked story about our favorite TV shows and archives we last visited. But most importantly, we learned about SAA-SC, the exciting events SAA-SC does every semester, and some nifty, very important local & national archive associations to join.
Summer Service Project at Lāna'i Heritage and Cultural Center - May 27-30, 2011
Right after the Spring 2011 semester ended, six of our members jumped on plane and headed over to Lāna'i to facilitate a preservation workshop and service project at the Lāna'i Heritage and Cultural Center. On the first day. we had Debbie Dunn, an LIS adjunct faculty who teaches preservation and conservation come down and talk story with the center's staff, volunteers, and community stakeholders about various preservation techniques to care for textiles. On the second day, our members paired up with the center's staff, volunteers, and community stakeholders to rehouse the center's collection of Lāna'i Plantation Field Surveys. We also had time to play and sightsee. As you can see from the pictures, we definitely got around and saw some of Lāna'i's most treasured historic sites.