‘Ulu‘ulu
Transportation

Transportation

Planes, Trains and Waʻa. We're taking an intriguing look at the diverse ways people and things have traveled around the islands over the decades. Transportation has taken so many forms from waʻa to horses to trains and, of course, automobiles.

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AHA Volunteer Project

AHA Volunteer Project

‘Ulu‘ulu is pleased to partner with the Association of Hawai‘i Archivists to transcribe video clips from our collections. This project could not be completed without the generous time and work provided by AHA's community of dedicated volunteers. Mahalo!

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Plantation Life

Plantation Life

Many families in Hawaiʻi can trace part of their lineage to someone who played a part in the island sugar industry. For many kamaʻaina, that means they likely had family who lived and worked on these ubiquitous plantations. This theme puts the spotlight on the experiences of the generations who lived through this recent, rich and often romanticized part of Hawaiʻi's history.

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Zoom Interviews

Zoom Interviews

In the time of Coronavirus and working from home, Heather Giugni interviews some of the people who have contributed to ʻUluʻulu and our archival film and video collections. These Zoom Time conversations will shed a light on the importance of archives, especially while we are apart.

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Scenic Shots

Scenic Shots

A hidden gem of 'Ulu'ulu's collection is the multitude of scenic footage tapes and films that come from sources like b-roll, travel documentaries and home movies. This footage allows us to see locations we're not able reach on our own and times that are long past. Perhaps you're just curious about somewhere you haven't been yet or want to see a representation of Hawai'i of the past? Either way, you can enjoy the view with this theme collection!

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 Traditional Arts and Skills

Traditional Arts and Skills

Masters of a multitude of traditional skills and arts abound here in Hawai'i. This collection of clips highlights the kumu and master artisans that we are lucky enough to have on film and video showcasing their expertise. Perhaps you can take a quiet moment to explore and find a potential new hobby or calling or just be inspired to keep learning!

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Many Hands Make Light Work

Many Hands Make Light Work

This year we honor Ruthadell Anderson and all those that helped her create the massive tapestries that hang on the walls of the Hawaiʻi State Capitol. Join us as we take a look back in time to see the many hands that made light work.

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Plantation History Preservation

Plantation History Preservation

Historian Barbara Kawakami grew up on a sugar plantation. In the 1980s she helped CLEAR produce several programs on plantation history and culture. Kawakami’s work has inspired a donation by Frank Moy and Marcia Mau that has enabled preservation and digital access to the CLEAR Rice & Roses Collection.

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Senator Daniel K. Inouye Oral History Project

Senator Daniel K. Inouye Oral History Project

The Daniel K. Inouye Institute’s Oral History Project was a chance for people who knew Inouye well to relay their experience as a friend and colleague. This theme showcases a selection of interviews honoring the life of the late Senator.

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Listen to the Forest

Listen to the Forest

This theme celebrates the recently completed digital preservation work on Listen to the Forest, a 1991 documentary film produced by Eddie and Myrna Kamae about the biodiversity of Hawai‘i’s rainforests, and the unique relationship of reverence that continues to exist between Hawai‘i's native landscape and its native people.

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Don Ho Collection

Don Ho Collection

ʻUluʻulu recently acquired the complete collection of the late entertainer Don Ho’s films, videos and personal memorabilia from the Donald Tai Loy Ho Trust. The extensive collection from Hawaiʻi's most famous entertainer includes archival film and video footage and related personal memorabilia from the early 1960s through 2007.

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Hawaiian Sovereignty

Hawaiian Sovereignty

Here we highlight some of the efforts of the Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement – speeches, marches, demonstrations, discussions, events and legislation all related to educating people about the history and sovereignty of Hawai‘i.

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Pilot Project

Pilot Project

The HKG Pilot Project was a collaborative effort between ʻUluʻulu and local archives, museums, libraries, television stations and independent producers to create a digital collection of Hawaiian film and video. Much of this footage had not been seen in over 30 years until it was digitized in 2011.

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Highlight Reel

Highlight Reel

During our Pilot Project, ‘Ulu‘ulu preserved and digitized over 350 hours of culturally and historically significant Hawaiian footage from the 1920s -1990s. Here is a glimpse of some of the treasures we have been able to save and now share.

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ʻUluʻulu – The Henry Ku$#699;ualoha Giuni Moving Image Archive of Hawaiiʻi

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