The Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes (CSAV) at UH Hilo has recently uploaded archival footage of lava flows and eruptions on Hawai‘i Island to YouTube. The footage is from the Lyman Museum & Mission House collections and was digitized by ‘Ulu‘ulu as part of our Pilot Project; both institutions are credited by CSAV in the videos. With the ongoing volcanic eruption on the island, this project is incredibly timely for scientists and for local communities!
Click on the image above to view footage compiled in our Volcanoes web theme
What’s more, the videos have been indexed and annotated so that viewers can click on the time codes listed in the video description to skip to specific content within the footage. For example, when watching the 1955 Volcanic eruption in Puna, Hawaii which is a little over an hour long, you could click on the timecode links to skip ahead to the footage you’re especially interested in seeing – this might include a “River of lava” (27:18), a “Night fountain” (41:06) or a “High lava fountain” (47:09) or maybe a “Night view of a house burning” (24:48). In this way, the timecode links make it easier for researchers to find what they want without needing to watch the entire video (though you may still want to see the full-length because it is pretty incredible stuff!).
The following 4 videos are currently available on YouTube:
(note: video clips will continue to be featured on the ‘Ulu‘ulu website and the full-length footage can still be requested through our archive)
The 1955 Puna Eruption (hour-long version)
The 1955 Puna Eruption (highlights only, 3 minutes long)
Halema‘uma‘u eruptions of the 1930’s (5 minutes long)
Kapoho eruption of 1960 (14 minutes long)
Mahalo to Darcy Bevens, an Educational Specialist at the Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes, for letting us know about this project!
The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) schedule is out and we’re excited to again be participating!
This year, we will be screening ‘Iolani Palace: Hawaii’s Past Today & ‘Iolani Palace Restoration. Both documentary films were directed by local filmmaker George Tahara and document the decade-long restoration of the Palace from 1969-1979. These were recently digitized along with 47 other films from the Friends of ‘Iolani Palace collection at ‘Ulu‘ulu with generous support from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
The FREE screening will be held at Dole Cannery Theatres on Saturday, November 8th at 4pm. A panel discussion about film archiving and preservation, the history of the Palace restoration, and the importance of ‘Iolani Palace as the center of social and political life for the Kingdom of Hawai‘i and for today will follow the premiere.
Hope to see you there!
Interested in reading more about the Palace restoration? Visit the ‘Iolani Palace website
Join us Nov. 8th for a FREE screening
As was shared in an earlier post, Keahiahi Long, a Dance Heritage Coalition fellow and student in the Master of Library & Information Science at the University of Hawai‘i, interned here at the archive over the summer. As part of her work with us, Keahiahi was tasked with finding dance-related items in ‘Ulu‘ulu’s collections. Writing about her experience on her blog, she shares:
“One interesting group of items that I found in the collection was a set of tapes called “King Kalākaua Jubilee Centennial Celebration”, an event which occurred in November 1986. These tapes had “Hula 1886” written on the case spine. Hula from 1886?! Cool!”
“The collection also has footage of several kumu hula [hula teachers, instructors, masters] who have passed away, such as Nona Beamer, O’Brian Eselu, and Elaine Kaopuiki. That the teachings of these kumu can continue to inform current and future generations of Hawaiians and hula practitioners because of moving images is … amazing.”
To read more about Keahiahi’s practicum work at ‘Ulu‘ulu and about her other interesting finds, read her latest blog post.
Volcano Footage (Ted Shibuya collection)
With lava from Kilauea flowing toward Puna homes and Highway 130, photos and live footage are continuing to be shared on the news and on social networks. ‘Ulu‘ulu may not have footage of this flow in our collections just yet, but we do have archival footage of past Kilauea eruptions in our collections.
So, we thought we’d highlight a sample – including footage of the 1960, 1959 and 1955 flows as well as what looks to be footage of the 1924 eruption.
Pele comes back to Puna, 1960
HKG Pilot : Lyman Museum and Mission House
1960 Kapoho Eruption of Kīlauea Volcano in Puna. Footage from January, February, and March is in three phases…
Kīlauea Iki Eruption, 1959
HKG Pilot : Lyman Museum and Mission House
– Footage of the summit eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, in Kīlauea Iki Crater.
HKG Pilot : Lyman Museum and Mission House
– Film container said “Halemaumau Volcano, 1924.” Footage of lava and steam, but also Hawaiʻi National Park signs describing volcano activity occuring as late as January 1932.
View our web theme on VOLCANOES for more archival footage!
– SOEST website – “Historical Eruptions of Kilauea Volcano” Timeline
– USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) website – photos and video of the flow
Leeeet’s watch sports! Here in Hawai‘i, we love our home team, the University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors, continue to host major sporting events, like the Ironman Triathlon, Honolulu Marathon and PGA Tour tournaments, and are home to sports notables like Olympic champion Duke Kahanamoku. Oh yeah and we’re also the birthplace of surfing!
With football and volleyball seasons starting up, we thought this was the perfect time to highlight ‘Ulu‘ulu footage on sports. Check it out now in our new web theme: http://uluulu.hawaii.edu/themes/sports
Miscellaneous Sports : Sidelines ’82 Football Highlights, KGMB Collection
Want to go straight to the football footage, click the above image.
Can’t wait for that winter swell?
Click the image below to check out archival surf footage.
ENG File #431, KGMB Collection
Our sports theme also includes clips of:
Still in awe of Searider Productions at Wai‘anae High School!
Our ‘Ulu‘ulu crew had the opportunity to visit with teachers and students in the program along with new faculty in the Academy for Creative Media program at UH West O‘ahu last Friday. Candy Suiso and John Allen welcomed us and started our tour by sharing about the film/tv and journalism classes and projects. We got to view some promos, short stories and the Searider News episode for the day. Amazing stuff! … and they’ve got hallways of students’ trophies and awards which evidence their success.
Map of Searider Productions Around the World
Mr. John Allen showing us around thier space
walls and walls of awards…
After the student producers showed us around the lab, we went next door to Searider Digital. As soon as we entered the doors, we were greeted by students ready to give us a tour of their classroom and work area. Yet another great experience as students shared about the various software they’re learning to use and numerous projects they’re working on – involving things like graphic design, 3D printing, QR codes, iPad magazines, and tshirt and banner printing. Very cool!
Students at Searider Digital show lead us on a tour
iPad Magazines… learning about entrepreneurship with tshirt printing
Toys (3D printing projects)
Mr. Mike O’Connor complementing his students’ work and motivation
Even after the tour, we continued talking about all the great work going on at Searider Productions. Mahalo to all the students and teachers for providing such a wonderful tour to us! We look forward to returning the favor when you come visit us here at the archive!
Group photo \m/
While attending the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. this week, ‘Ulu‘ulu Head Archivist, Janel Quirante, was able to explore “Hawaii by Air” – a new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. And what did she happen to find? … Our footage (from the Lyman museum collection)!!
Hawaii by Air at Nat’l Air & Space Museum
Hawaii by Air Exhibit
‘Ulu’ulu footage (from Lyman
The footage, “Inter-Island Airways Plane and Sculling”, is featured along with other historic film footage, photographs, travel posters, airplane models, broadcasts from a vintage radio show in Hawai‘i and LIVE plants. “Hawaii by Air
” tells the story of air travel to Hawai‘i – how it developed and its impact on Hawai‘i. It will be on view until July 2015.
Inter-Island Airways Plane and Sculling (Lyman Museum and Mission House)
Click on the above image to watch the archival footage on our website.
With Hurricane Iselle expected to reach O’ahu tomorrow and Julio just behind her, we’re making preparations here at the archive.
As you can see in the photos above, we’ve made sure collection materials are off the floor and away from windows and also covered them with tarps to protect them from potential (water) damage. We’re also tarping our doorways as an extra precaution.
Keep safe & dry! And, be sure you have your emergency supply kit ready at home.
Mahalo Waipahu High School Faculty & Staff for visiting ‘Ulu’ulu!
Heather welcoming our first group of Waipahu High School faculty & staff
Yesterday, our ‘Ulu’ulu crew hosted a series of archive tours for some 200 faculty and staff visiting UHWO from Waipahu High School. We enjoyed sharing about ‘Ulu’ulu and the work we do, shared an extreme example of preservation challenges in Hawai’i, and helped teachers find their place in the timeline of video formats – good good fun!
From all of us at ‘Ulu’ulu, we extend a warm aloha to these awesome teachers for their enthusiasm and interest in Hawai’i’s moving image history. Remember to visit our website at uluulu.hawaii.edu to begin searching our collections and integrating video of Hawai’i’s history and cultures in your classroom. And, please feel free to contact our Reference Archivist, Shavonn Matsuda, with any questions, footage or visit requests.
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The Association of Hawai’i Archivists (AHA) is highlighting local repositories on its blog each month. This month AHA has chosen to spotlight a repository that was one of ʻUluʻulu’s partners in our HKG Pilot Project – the Lyman Museum & Mission House in Hilo, Hawaiʻi. AHA’s post details the museum’s Pierce Photo Identification Project which has helped Lyman to successfully identify about 450 of the almost 800 unidentified photos they’ve made publicly available. According to the post, the Photo ID Project is “a multi-pronged strategy to recruit community help to solve these mysteries.” Read more on AHA’s Repository Spotlight.