Please come to my and Erenst’s presentation! Here’s the announcement I wrote:
Hawaii Digital Newspaper Project: Digitizing Hawaii’s English-Language Newspapers and Their Significance
By Alice Kim & Erenst Anip
Hamilton Library, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Thursday, March 22, 2012
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Hamilton Library, room 306
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Graduate Research Assistant Alice Kim and Project Manager Erenst Anip will introduce the Hawaii Digital Newspaper Project. Hamilton Library is digitizing microfilmed Hawaii English-language newspapers for Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.com). Chronicling America, a National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) website, provides free public access to digitized American newspapers published from 1836 to 1922 from various states, including Hawaii.
Alice and Erenst will explain the digitization process, the historical significance of the newspapers, and how researchers can use them. As the “rough draft” of history, newspapers in Hawaii documented and shaped historical moments, including the leprosy epidemic, the labor strikes in the plantations, and the overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy. Newspapers can be used to research history, politics, economics, social relations, language, fashion, genealogy, and past lifestyles.
The National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress sponsor this project. UH Manoa Librarians Martha Chantiny and Joan Hori oversee the project as the co-principal investigators.
For more information on Chronicling America, visit the following websites:
Hawai‘i Digital Newspaper Project
University of Hawai‘i Library LibGuide
Snippets from Hawaii’s newspapers on the library’s Flickr account: