Veterans featured in university library exhibit
An exhibit that salutes University of Hawaiʻi alumni veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War is on display at UH Mānoa’s Hamilton Library Addition Moir Reading Room.
University of Hawaiʻi Veterans: World War I–Vietnam War was created by UH Mānoa Library Archivist Jim Cartwright and Librarian Lynn Davis.
The legacy of UH veterans is documented through letters, journals, posters and photographs. A notebook will be at the exhibit for people to write about UH veterans from their own experience or from their families. The notebook will help the library document and pay tribute to its university heroes.
The exhibit is display through March 2012. The Moir Reading Room is open Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
University of Hawaiʻi Archives
- The archive has extensive resources about the university’s history and student life.
- The largest collection on veterans is from World War II. In 1943, the Territory of Hawaiʻi established the Hawaiʻi War Records Depository to preserve materials that documented individuals and organizations in Hawaiʻi during World War II.
- The Japanese American Veterans Collection focuses on the experiences of these veterans who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion, Hawaiʻi Territorial Guard, Varsity Victory Volunteers, 442nd RCT, 1399th Engineers and Military Intelligence Service.
- The Vietnam War documentation is a recent gift to the Archives of Hawaiʻi Artists and Architects from Joseph F. Martin Jr. Following his experience in Vietnam, Martin participated in and documented the anti-war movement on campus in the late 1960s.