Monday, January 11, 2010

Hawaii Newspapers Online


The below is quoted directly from an announcement circulated by Hawaiian Collection librarian Dore Minatodani. For more on researching in early Hawaii newspapers, see also our previous blog entry on the subject:

Aloha and Happy New Year!

The UHM Library is pleased to announce that these English-language Hawaiʻi newspapers have been digitized and OCR-ed, and are available online at the Library of Congress's 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 Hawaiʻi 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 (principal investigators Joan Hori and Martha Chantiny).

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