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Monthly Featured Archive - July

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.
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