The Worldwide Voyage of Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia is scheduled to depart Oʻahu for Hilo on May 17th, weather permitting. From Hilo, the sister canoes will sail to Tahiti, and begin their international journey.
Educators from around the island attended yesterday’s WWV Educational Summit which was led by crew members Jenna Ishii, Patricia Halagao and Miki Tomita. ʻUluʻulu is proud & honored to play a role in supporting the education effort of this very important voyage. We were invited to introduce our Theme Page to educators who will be creating curriculum and connecting with the crew via satellite.
Connect to www.hokulea.org and follow the plan for Mālama Honua through 2017!
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A cool new find from the Sen. Daniel Inouye audio/visual collection! If you like antiques we have a new addition at ʻUluʻulu – the Gray Audograph. It was a dictation format introduced in 1945. It recorded sound by pressing grooves into soft vinyl discs. This early dictaphone is most famous for capturing sounds recorded at the time of the John F. Kennedy assassination that were reviewed by the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations. This one you see here was used by the Senator in his early political career. We have a few of these blue discs and hope to retrieve the audio from this “dead media”. A challenging effort but that’s what we are here for! Is there anyone out there that has one of these machines?
Gray Audograph (circa 1950′s) from the Daniel K. Inouye Congressional Collection.
Tonight is the 94th annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest. KGMB will be broadcasting the pre-show starting at 6:30pm, followed by the live broadcast at 7:30pm. For more information visit: http://www.ksbe.edu/songcontest/
To celebrate the song contest, here is video clip from the Juniroa Collection where Kamehameha students practice for the contest, ca. 1980′s.
HAPPY SPRING BREAK!
UH West Oahu kicks off their Spring Break starting next week Monday. As for the UHWO Library, it will be closed starting this Saturday, March 22 and during spring break from March 24-29. The library will re-open during normal hours on Monday, March 31.
This week UHWO’s Music, Sound & Media (MUS/CM 314) class with Prof. Jon Magnussen visited the archive. Janel gave them an orientation on how to search and access our collections, so that students can use footage in our collection for their final project.
Members of UHWO student club Aiga o le Pasefika (Family of the Pacific) toured the archive today.
Our Senior Practicum student Ofa Tauane, who is a member of Aiga o le Pasefika led a tour of the archives and shared her current project work.
Wishing Governor Ariyoshi a very happy 88th birthday today! It is his “beiju” celebration and we honor him today by highlighting footage of his 1978 inauguration as Governor (Gene Kois Collection, 1978.).
Gov. Ariyoshi served under Gov. John Burns from 1970 to 1973. He assumed the role as acting governor when Burns became ill. Ariyoshi served as the third Governor of Hawaii from 1974 to 1986.
Inauguration Day : George Ariyoshi (1978)
To see more of Governor Ariyoshi, visit uluulu.hawaii.edu and search “Ariyoshi” in the ʻUluʻulu search box.
(WARNING: May contain spoilers of House of Cards, Season 2)
My father served as the Sergeant At Arms (SAA) for the United States Senate from 1987 through 1990. There were many firsts for him during his tenure including being the first Polynesian (person of color) to hold that position. But before I go any further with this story I should probably describe exactly what an SAA is –
Originally called Office of Doorkeeper, the position was established in 1789 to address the single most pressing problem confronting the Senate - its inability to keep a majority of members in the Capitol long enough to organize and begin the business of government.
Simply put: they needed a quorum.
Tune in to House of Cards Season 2 Episode 3 and you will see a slice of an actual event that occurred where my father was ordered to bring in Senators from wherever they hid. In Sen. Packwoodʻs case, it meant nearly breaking down the door of his office.
Here is a video clip where Packwood, in good spirits explains how he re-injured his arm during his arrest by Giugni:
(Juniroa Productions Collection, ca. 1988)
By the way, the title of Sergeant at Arms was added in 1798 to reflect the expanded administrative duties of the position.
For more on the episode’s comparison to the real 1988 incident read: http://hoh.rollcall.com/house-of-cards-or-senate-of-cards/‘s online story.