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General Information

Selected titles located at KCC Library.

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The Pacific Islands - Moshe Rapaport
Call Number: GF851 .P33 2013 (Hawaiian Collection-1st floor)

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Culture Contact in the Pacific - Max Quanchi; Ron Adams
Call Number: GN663 C85 1993 (General Collection)

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A History of the Pacific Islands - Steven Roger Fischer
Call Number: DU28.3 .F57 2013 (Hawaiian Collection-1st floor)

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Pacific Worlds: a history of seas, peoples, and cultures - Matt K. Matsuda
Call Number: DU28.3 .M34 2012 (Hawaiʻi & Pacific Collection)

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Historical Dictionary of Polynesia - Robert D. Craig
Call Number: DU510 .C73 2011 (Reference Collection)

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Historical Dictionary of Guam and Micronesia - William L. Wuerch; Dirk Anthony Ballendorf
Call Number: DU500 W84 1994 (Reference Collection-1st floor)

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Pacific Nations and Territories - Reilly Ridgell; Keith L. Camacho
Call Number: DU17 .R53 2006 (Reference Collection-1st floor)

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The Pacific Islands: an encyclopedia - Brij V. Lal; Kate Fortune
Call Number: DU17 .P3 2000 (Reference Collection-1st Floor)

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Countries and Their Cultures - Melvin Ember (Editor); Carol R. Ember (Editor)
Call Number: GN307 .C68 2001 v.1-4 (Reference Collection)


Origins and Migration of people into the Pacific


Introduced Disease and Depopulation



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Footsteps in the sea : Christianity in Oceania to World War II - John Garrett
Call Number: BR1490 .G371 1992 (Hawaiian Collection)

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The Religions of Oceania - Tony Swain; Garry Trompf
Call Number: BL2600 .S92 1995 (Hawaiian Collection)

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Missions and Missionaries in the Pacific - Char Miller (Editor)
Call Number: BV3670 .M53 1985 (Hawaiian Collection)


Annexation & Colonial Policies



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New flags flying : Pacific leadership
Call Number: JQ5995 .N49 2012 (Hawaiian Collection)

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France and the South Pacific since 1940 - Richard J. Aldrich
Call Number: DU50 A39 1993 (General Collection)


Contemporary Issues


Great Islanders


Find Journal Articles

Use EBSCO Research Databases to find journals, magazines & newspapers.
EBSCO Research Databases
Need help finding journal articles?
Hawaiʻi Pacific Journal Index
An index to magazines and journals published in or about Hawaiʻi & the Pacific. How to request articles from other libraries.

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The Contemporary Pacific
Available online, full-text. "Coverage of contemporary developments in the entire Pacific Islands region, including Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia." Current & past issues are also available in print at KCC Library.

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Journal of Pacific History
Print and also available online via EBSCO. "The study of mankind in the Pacific Islands (including Hawaii and New Guinea)...concerned generally with political, economic, religious and cultural factors affecting human presence there. "

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Journal of the Polynesian Society
Available online, full-text. "The scholarly study of past and present New Zealand Māori and other Pacific Island peoples and cultures."

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Micronesian Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Available online, full-text. "Dedicated to the study of human thought, behavior, and culture in Micronesia."

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Te Kaharoa: the e-journal on Indigenous Pacific Issues
Available online, full-text. "...e-journal focusing on indigenous Pacific issues."

The intellectual works and unique collections of the UHM academic community. Publications from the Center for Pacific Island Studies are available here.

A UHM online repository of digitized materials.


Photograph & Image Online Collections

Douglas Oliver Bougainville Research Collection
Between 1938 and 1939, Oliver conducted research on Bougainville, among the Siwai (a.k.a. Siuai) people. The majority of these images derive from that period, and were donated to the UHM Pacific Collection following Dr. Oliver's death in 2009.

George Grace Linguistic Research and Slides of Melanesia
Photos from throughout Melanesia, on a variety of subjects, taken between 1955 and 1956.

Hawaiian & Pacific Images
These images mostly derive from 18th- through early 20th-century published works that are held in the UHM Hawaiian and Pacific Collections rare vault. A wide variety of images documenting early depictions of Hawai'i and Pacific culture and society.

Jack Tobin Marshall Islands Anthropology Collection
Documents Dr. Tobin's lifetime of working within the Marshall Islands and Micronesia more generally, beginning in the 1950s and ranging through the 1980s. Includes images relating to nuclear testing and dislocation/relocation of Marshall Islanders. Note: This collection is currently under construction, with more photos to be added over time.

Margo Duggan Collection: Slides of Micronesia and Hawaii, 1949-1954
Early post-WWII images of Micronesia, as shot by a civilian employee of the Trust Territory. A good companion to the Trust Territory Photo Archives.

Nuclear Diaspora: Bikini and Enewetak
Photographs by Dr. Robert Kiste and Dr. Leonard Mason, documenting the lives of Bikini and Enewetak islanders in the wake of U.S. nuclear testing program. Photos range from late 1940s through 1980s.

The Pacific in Wartime
Digital reproductions of materials in several distinct art and photograph collections, covering a range of geographic regions and time periods. Taken as a whole, these collections document many facets of life in the Pacific during World War II, from the brutal and the tragic to the mundane.

Rapanui: The Edmunds/Bryan Photograph Collection
Early 20th century photos of Rapa Nui (a.k.a. Easter Island), documenting a variety of places and subjects.

Save Our Surf
Unpublished material from the SOS organization - an environmental, social, political, and cultural movement that contributed to the contemporary Hawaiian Sovereignty movement.

Steve Thomas Traditional Micronesian Navigation Collection
Documents life on Satawal and surrounding islands/atolls in the early 1980s. Photos are not limited to navigation, and include a great deal of information on day-to-day life.

Trust Territory Archives Photograph Collection
Documents the entire Trust Territory period in Micronesia, via more than 8,000 photos.

Micronesian Seminar Online Photo Collections
Thirty separate photo collections document numerous aspects (and eras) of life throughout Micronesia.

UCSD Melanesian Archive
Nearly 6,500 images. The majority are from the Solomon Islands, but collection also includes images from throughout the Pacific, including the Cook Islands, Fiji, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu. Photos date from the 1930s through 1990s.


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