posted Jan 1, 2012, 10:54 AM by Society of American Archivists Student Chapter
updated Aug 10, 2012, 5:50 PM
Archive of the Month - written by Zoia Falevai, SAA-SC Vice President
The University Archives of Joseph F. Smith Library at BYU-Hawaii is a
home to valuable resources including University Records, Manuscripts,
Photographs, Artifacts, and Rare Books. From the University Archives
page on the Library website, you can access direct links to some of the
Archives resources, such as the Clinton Kanahele Collection. Clinton
Kanahele was an educator in Hawaii. He served as the principal of
Castle High School in Kailua, Benjamin Parker Elementary School in
Kaneohe, and Laie Elementary School in Laie, and was in the Oahu Stake
Presidency for many years. He was fluent in the Hawaiian language, and
dedicated to its preservation. In the year 1970 from June to September,
Kanahele conducted a project with William Sproat, interviewing twenty
individuals in the Hawaiian language who could provide valuable
information and insight for future generations into the history,
language, and culture of Hawaii. The interviews were conducted on
various subjects, including Hawaiian culture, the histories of places
such as Laie, Oahu, and Peahi, Maui, and the life experiences of Native
Hawaiians. You can listen to .mp3 recordings of these interviews at http://library.byuh.edu/library/archives/kanahele.
Simply click on the link to listen, or right click to download.
Transcripts of the interviews in English and Hawaiian are also available
in PDF form.