Archivists Picks: Hawai‘i History Day

We’ve created our first new web theme for 2015! The Hawai‘i History Day theme features local leaders in our collections whose legacies continue to impact Hawai‘i communities. The web theme was inspired by this year’s Hawai‘i History Day theme – “Leadership and Legacy in History.” The aim is to educate students about leadership in Hawai‘i and to get these future leaders thinking about the legacy they will leave behind.

We have footage of many past and present leaders in our collections so it was difficult to select just a handful of individuals to highlight as possible research topics. The leaders we chose to highlight are: Bruddah Iz, Patsy Mink, Nona Beamer, Ben Finney,  Leslie Wilcox, Herb Kane, Les KuloloioEddie Aikau and Charlene Sato.

Click here to view the Hawai‘i History Day theme page.

If there are any other individuals in our collections that you think should be highlighted, please email us at and we will be sure to check and add them.

Hawai‘i History Day is a program of the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities and an Affiliate of National History Day. We are honored to partner with Hawai‘i History Day and look forward to continuing to assist students with researching our collections for their projects!


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