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Communities, Plantation

Pioneer Mill Company: A Maui Sugar Plantation Legacy

Eighteen former workers and residents of Pioneer Mill Company on Maui comment on such topics as childhood activities, family dynamics, camp housing, plantation employment, … Read more

Communities, Palama

Reflections of Palama Settlement

Twenty-nine individuals recall their life experiences and articulate the significance the Palama Settlement has had for themselves, Palama residents, and others. August 1998, 852 pages, … Read more

Communities, Plantation

The Closing of Sugar Plantations: Interviews with Families of Hamakua and Kaʻu, Hawaiʻi

These are life history interviews conducted with displaced Hamakua Sugar Company and Ka‘u Agribusiness Company workers and their families. The workers or their spouses … Read more


‘Ualapu‘e, Moloka‘i: Oral Histories from the East End

Thirteen interviewees talk about the ‘Ualapu‘e Fishpond project, the historical and cultural role of fishponds, and everyday life on East End, Moloka‘i. June 1991, 576 … Read more


Lana‘i Ranch: The People of Ko‘ele and Keomuku

Detailed descriptions of the daily lives of cowboys, their spouses and children, and other ranch residents. July 1989, 934 pages, 2 volumes, photographs. Browse full … Read more

Communities, Plantation

Koloa: An Oral History of a Kaua‘i Community

Thirty-three residents describe life, past and present, in Koloa, the site of the first commercial sugar plantation in Hawai‘i. September 1988, 1518 pages, 3 volumes, … Read more

Communities, Waikiki

Waikiki, 1910–1985: Oral Histories

Study of a community’s transformation from taro fields, duck ponds, and bungalows to nightclubs, curio shops, and towering hotels, as observed by fifty long-time … Read more


Kalihi: Place of Transition

In this community-focused project, long-time residents talk about their experiences in Kalihi, a multi-ethnic working-class area of O‘ahu. June 1984, 1120 pages, 3 volumes, photographs. … Read more

Communities, Plantation

A Social History of Kona

The changing lifestyles of Kona (at one time the largest community in Hawai‘i outside of the sugar plantation system, and the only area in … Read more


Waipi‘o: Mano Wai (Source of Life)

Old-timers recall taro farming and daily life in this remote Big Island valley and talk about the many changes that occurred in the first … Read more


Remembering Kaka‘ako: 1910–1950

A controversial area undergoing redevelopment, Kaka‘ako was once known as the toughest district in Honolulu. Twenty-six former residents discuss sports, community organizations, and the … Read more

Communities, Plantation

Waialua and Hale‘iwa: The People Tell Their Story

The histories of Waialua, one of O‘ahu’s few remaining sugar plantations, and Hale‘iwa, a neighboring town, as told by Caucasian, Chinese, Filipino, Hawaiian, Japanese, … Read more