Hawaii State Archives: Collection Management

Location: Iolani Palace Grounds, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Supervisor: Patricia Lai
Phone: 586-0329
Fax: 586-0330
Email: patricia.lai@hawaii.gov
Website: http://statearchives.lib.hawaii.edu/

Description of library/collection

The Hawai’i State Archives is the central repository for non-current state government records of permanent value located in the State Capital District. The State Archives also houses other historical materials including manuscript collections, maps, photographs, and government publications.

Description of internship

An opportunity to work in a state government records repository to gain archival experience processing a valuable collection of land records. The collection consists of survey notes to land grants dated 1846 to 1988. Project includes hands on preservation processing techniques and creating an index to the records.

Required pre-requisite courses

No course prerequisites.

Desired qualifications

Interest in Hawaiian history and reading knowledge of the Hawaiian language.

Weekly schedule

Work during Hawai’i State Archives hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Minimum two hours per session.

Learning/experiential goals or work outcomes expected

To understand the function of a government archives in the executive branch of the State of Hawai’i; have hands on experience with preservation techniques and processing of large government records collections.

Evaluation process/format

Informal discussions with the intern. Completion of the Evaluation of Student Intern Form at the end of the student’s internship.