ON DUTY, OFF DUTY:
A Soldier’s Life in Hawaiʻi After the Bombing of Pearl Harbor
Works by A.S. MacLeod from the Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
The exhibition showcases works of A.S. MacLeod, an artist working for the United States Army’s graphic arts department at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor. His paintings reflect the stark reality of war leaving its mark on Hawaiʻi, but also bring to life a lighter side of those years of conflict through depictions of off-duty soldier life in colorful and vibrant island settings.
All artwork displayed was donated to the Hawaii War Records Depository (HWRD), a collection originally established in 1943 by the Territorial Legislature with the goal of documenting the war experience in Hawaii through the eyes of its citizens, organizations, and businesses. Housed at the University of Hawaiʻi since its inception almost 70 years ago, the complete HWRD collection is accessible to researchers and the community through the Archives & Manuscripts department at UH Mānoa’s Hamilton Library.
15 August to 7 December 2012
Archives & Manuscript Department • Moir Reading Room
Take the Phase III elevator to the 5th Floor
Hamilton Library • University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm