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Hawaiʻi Newspapers Available on Chronicling America

Posted on | January 29, 2010 | Comments Off

English-language Hawaiʻi newspapers have been digitized and OCR-ed through the Mānoa Library, and are available online at the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America website. The newspapers now available are The Daily Herald (1886–1887), The Hawaiian Gazette (1865–1916; online 1877–1913) and The Independent (1895–1905).

Mānoa Library participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program was made possible by a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. The principal investigators for Hamilton Library are Hawaiian Curator Joan Hori and Librarian Martha Chantiny.

The Daily Herald and The Hawaiian Gazette (during the years included here) represent a conservative pro-American editorial viewpoint, and The Independent represents a strongly nationalistic Hawaiian viewpoint.

Other newspapers available at Chronicling America include extensive coverage of Hawaiʻi topics from across the United States. As of December 2009, Chronicling America offers free searchable online access to 1.7 million pages from 212 newspaper titles published between 1880 and 1922.

Read the news release.

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