Hawai`i newspapers on Chronicling America website

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Teri L Skillman-Kashyap, (808) 956-8688
Events & Communications Coordinator, Library Services
Posted: Jan 14, 2010

The UH Mānoa Library is pleased to announce that the English-language Hawai’i newspapers have been digitized and OCR-ed, and are available online at the Library of Congress' Chronicling America website, http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.  The papers are:

  • The Daily Herald (Honolulu, 1886-1887)
  • The Hawaiian Gazette (Honolulu, 1865-1916; online: 1877-1913)
  • The Independent (Honolulu, 1895-1905)

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 Hawai’i topics from across the United States.  As of December of 2009, Chronicling America offers free searchable online access to 1.7 million pages from 212 newspaper titles published between 1880 and 1922.

Digitization of additional newspaper content continues at the UHM Library and other National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) participant sites, and new content will be uploaded in future quarterly increments.  UHM Library participation in the NDNP is being made possible by a National Endowment for the Humanities grant.  The principal investigators for Hamilton Library are Joan Hori and Martha Chantiny.

For further information, please contact Joan Hori (956-9296) or Martha Chantiny (956-2473).


For more information, visit: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov