What's it worth to you? Treasuring Pacific Ephemera

February 20, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Hamilton Library #306

Stu Dawrs, Senior Librarian for the Pacific Collection, will discuss the value of preserving elusive materials. The Hawaiian & Pacific Collections at the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Library have comprehensive collection development policies -- meaning that, for more than a century, librarians have been gathering together material in all languages, from all time periods, on virtually all subject matters and in nearly all formats. These broad parameters have yielded what are generally considered to be the world's largest and most complete collections of library and archival materials related to Hawaiʻi and the island nations of the Pacific. This includes ephemeral items that were meant for free (or cheap) distribution and were in most cases not meant to last. Among other items on display will be the Ondobondo Poster Poems, a series of posters created in Papua New Guinea in late1979 and early 1980.

This is the third of the Library Treasures Initiative colloquia for the academic year of 2018-2019. The Library Treasures Initiative is sponsored by the College of Arts & Humanities and Thomas Hale Hamilton Library, and is funded by an anonymous donor of our library. Please join us for a wide-ranging discussion on Hamilton Library's unique collections!

Event Sponsor
Hamilton Library, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Yuma Totani, (808) 956-8564, yuma.totani@hawaii.edu, https://uhmlibrary.libcal.com/event/5053106?hs=a

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