These lovely islands were discovered by the Polynesians, who gave them the name Hawaii. When Captain Cook discovered Hawaii 1778, he renamed them The Sandwich Islands after Britain's Earl of Sandwich.
Includes historical information pertaining to the Hawaii - U.S. Treaties, the struggle for independence and Hawaiian social history.
Much of the early record of Hawaiian earthquakes comes from the diary of Mrs. Sarah J. Lyman, a missionary's wife at Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii. She began her account in 1833 and continued it until her death in 1885; this record was then continued for eleven more years by her descendants.
The official page for Hawaii descendants of Mayflower passengers.
An evaluation of both the Scottish and Kanaka Maoli significance of Princess Ka'iulani.
The history of Hawaii's royal family, from King Kamehameha the Great to Queen Liliuokalani.
About his 1866 trip to Hawaii and the influence it had on his career through his many lectures and writings on the islands.
Library information, special collections, government documents, maps and searchable catalog.
Information about the depository, which holds manuscripts, personal accounts, newspapers, photographs and ephemera documenting the impact of World War II upon Hawaii.