Late last year, we received 1,237 records boxes of the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye’s congressional papers, the largest of our 11 congressional collections. These represent his work in the U.S. House for over 3 years upon statehood and the almost 50 years he was in the U.S. Senate.
These papers will form the basis for UH’s wider program related to Sen. Inouye that will also include scholar exchanges, a speaker series, oral histories, civic education and exhibits.
Sen. Inouye’s family worked with the Hawaii Community Foundation to raise funds to support the processing of the papers. The most immediate result of this effort was the hiring of two archives technicians who are processing the papers under the supervision of our archivist for congressional papers. We expect to add UH Manoa student workers and library school graduate assistants to the work force; they will help in digitizing significant portions of the papers.
‘Ulu‘ulu: The Henry Kuʻualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawaiʻi on the campus of UH-West Oahu is the repository for all moving images and audio material in the Sen. Inouye Papers. The items will be preserved and digitized by ‘Ulu‘ulu’s expert staff.