The Center for Biographical Research (CBR) of the University of
Hawai`i at Manoa is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of
life writing. Founded in 1976 and incorporated as a formal University
Center in 1988, CBR is designed to facilitate and encourage the study and
practice of biography in all its forms. Center programs include teaching,
publication, and outreach activities, all directed toward expanding the
understanding of biography. To fulfill this goal, the Center serves as a
meeting place and forum for an international array of biographers,
scholars, and students.
Additionally, CBR staff are available to consult with students, scholars,
and the biographical community on their work in life writing.
CBR invites all members of the UH community to deposit their memoirs,
published or unpublished, in its resource collection to be made available
for interested researchers.