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Midkiff Online Resources: Hawaiian History & Culture

Midkiff Catalog & Access to Electronic Resources


These are general Hawaiʻi Pacific resources.  Go to the Hawaiʻi Pacific page on our Midkiff website for access to many more resources.

Digital References

  Ancestry - ProQuest - Tracing your family generations back through primary source documents


undefined - Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, UHM - Ancestral lands database; Land documents & maps


  Hoʻolaupaʻi, Hawaiian Nūpepa - Ulukau - Collection of historic Hawaiian language newspapers from 1834-1948.


  Ka Wai Ola ʻo OHA - Office of Hawaiian Affairs newspaper


    Kanaeokana  - Moʻolelo that develop and strengthen a Native Hawaiian education system - built on a strong ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi and ʻike Hawaiʻi foundation.


  Kipuka Database - OHA - Geographical information system (GIS) that utilizes the latest mapping technologies to provide a window into native Hawaiian land, culture and history.  Kipuka links historic data sets to geographic locations reinforcing the concept of information embedded in the ‘aina (land), encoded in the wahi inoa (place name).


  Papakilo Database - OHA - Varied collections of data pertaining to the historically and culturally significant places, events, and documents in Hawaiʻi's history. 


  Ulukau - Hawaiian Electronic Library - Resources for the use, teaching, and revitalization of the Hawaiian language and for a broader and deeper understanding of Hawaiʻi.


  Wikiwiki Wehewehe - Ulukau - Hawaiian Language Dictionary

Streaming Media

  ʻAi Kole - Kanaeokana - Getting to know you ma ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi



  Clinton Kanahele Collection - Joseph F. Smith Library, BYUH - Collection of manaleo interviews on Hawaiian language, history, and culture


  Other Smith Library Collections 


  He Huewai Ola - Kanaeokana - Health & Wellbeing Webinars for Kāne


  Kamakakoʻi - OHA - Aloha ʻĀina awareness short films


  Kaniʻāina - Ulukau - Digital resource focusing on native Hawaiian speech to encourage and enhance learning Hawaiian language and culture.


  Lei Ānuenue - Kanaeokana - Connecting people through culture webinar series


  ʻOhina TV - locally made short films developed through the annual ‘OHINA LABS filmmakers immersive program. "A collection of the best in visual storytelling from Hawai’i’s most gifted writers, directors, and producers."


  ʻŌiwi TV - Documentaries, news, and multimedia content from a Hawaiian perspective.


  ʻUluʻulu - The Henry Kuʻualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawaiʻi - UHWO - Film and videotape related to the history and culture of Native Hawaiians and the people of Hawaiʻi

Helpful Websites

  Awaiaulu - Historical resources to bridge Hawaiian knowledge from the past to the present and the future with a focus on Hawaiian nūpepa


  Hawaiian Historical Society - Preserving historical materials, presenting public lectures, and publishing scholarly research on the history of Hawai’i.


  Hawaiian Mission Houses - Research archives which provides a unique glimpse into 19th-century Hawai`i


  Hōkūleʻa - Polynesian Voyaging Society - Perpetuating the art and science of traditional Polynesian voyaging


  Huapala - Hula Preservation Society - Hawaiian Lyrics & Hula Archive


  Hula Preservation Society - Documenting and sharing the amazing life stories of our eldest living Hula Masters and their efforts to perpetuate hula.


  Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center - Kamehameha Schools - Explores the breadth and depth of the Hawaiian culture and the richness of our Pacific world.


  Kumukahi - KS Publishing - Living Hawaiian culture and its connections to a rich ancestral past; explore more than 60 diverse topics explained by cultural practitioners and community experts from across the paeʻāina.

Kamehameha Schools Museum Archive

  Kamehameha Schools Museum Archive - The mission of the Kamehameha Schools Museum Archive is to collect, preserve, and make accessible the records and materials relating to the history of the Kamehameha Schools.


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Hawaiʻi State Archives

  Digital Collections - Indexes, Government Records, Private/Manuscript Collections

  Photograph Collection

  Genealogy Research Guide

Digital Archives of Hawaiʻi  Digital Archives of Hawaiʻi - Digital holdings of the Hawaiʻi State Archives.

University of Hawaiʻi Resources

  Research Guides (Hawaiʻi, Pacific) - 100 Subjects available with research help

  UHM Library Digital Image Collections 

  eVols - Open access, digital institutional repository for the University of Hawaiʻi community and researchers around the world.

  Scholar Space - Open access, digital repository that stores the intellectual works and unique collections of the UH Mānoa academic community.

  Punawaiola - William S. Richardson School of Law - Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law - Digitized Hawaiian Kingdom historical and legal materials


  Research Guides (Hawaiian Collection, Pacific Anthropology)

  HŌKŪ - Hilo Online Knowledge Universe - UH Hilo scholarly or creative content


  Research Guides (Aloha ʻĀina, Hawaiʻi & Pacific, Hawaiian Studies)

  Center for Labor Education and Research - Hawaiʻi Labor Laws & History

  DSpace - Online repository for scholarly, creative, and administrative digital content

  ʻULUʻULU - Moving Image Archive


  Research Guides (Hawaiian Literature, Medicinal Plants, Studies, Hawaiʻi - Researching Place)


  Research Guides (Hawaiʻi, Hawaiian Lang., Hawaiian Stud.)

                                     Asia-Pacific Digital Library Subject Guides


  Research Guides (Hawaiian & Pacific Studies, Hawaiian Language)