Case donates Congressional Papers to the University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Nov 5, 2007

HONOLULU - U.S. Congressman Ed Case (2002-2007) has donated his congressional papers to the Hawaiʻi Congressional Papers Collection at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa‘s Hamilton Library. Case‘s donation will be recognized at a reception Thursday, Nov. 8, 3:30 to 5 p.m., in the UH Campus Center Executive Dining Room.

"The Congressional Papers Collection is exactly the right place for these records," said Case. "They are part of the history of our Hawaiʻi and country, and I hope will shed light for future historical researchers on the times in which I served."

Case represented Hawaiʻi in the U.S. House of Representatives during the 107th (portion), 108th and 109th congresses. He also served in the Hawaiʻi State House of Representatives (1994-2002), was a candidate for Governor and United States Senate in 2002 and 2006, respectively, and served as legislative assistant for U.S. Congressman/Senator Spark Matsunaga in Washington, D.C. (1975-1978). The Ed Case Papers encompass his records in those and other efforts.

The Hawaiʻi Congressional Papers Collection was established in 1998 with the founding donation of the papers of U.S. Senator Spark Matsunaga. The collection acquires, preserves and makes available for the citizens of Hawaiʻi and the worldwide research community the records of Hawaiʻi‘s members of Congress from Statehood to the present. Holdings to date include the records of U.S. Senator Hiram L. Fong, U.S. Representative Thomas P. Gill, and U.S. Senator Spark M. Matsunaga; and the memorabilia collections of Delegate John A. Burns, U.S. Senator Oren E. Long, and U.S. Representative Patsy T. Mink.

"The University of Hawaiʻi is honored to accept the generous donation of Congressman Case‘s papers," said Jan Zastrow, Hawaiʻi Congressional Papers Archivist. "They serve to strengthen the Hawaiʻi Congressional Papers Collection as a whole, which is increasingly recognized as one of the foremost integrated collections of any state‘s Congressional representation."