Our holdings include over 45,000 videotapes and motion picture film reels about Hawaiʻi from the 1920s - 2000s. Collection focus is on unique, primary source material not widely available or commercially distributed.

HKG Pilot Project

A collaborative effort began in 2009 between ʻUluʻulu and local archives, museums, libraries, television stations and independent producers to create a representative digital collection of Hawaiian film and video. ʻUluʻulu digitized approximately 300 hours of video and film footage submitted by Pilot Project Participants:

Bishop Museum
CLEAR (The Center for Labor Education and Research)
Hula Preservation Society
Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies (UH Mānoa)
KGMB Television
Juniroa Productions
Lāna’i Culture and Heritage Center 
Lyman Museum and Mission House 
Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina 
PBS Hawai’i (KHET)
Specific Video
Ted Shibuya
University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Library
Victoria Keith Productions

Juniroa, KGMB and Victoria Keith were the first to donate their collections to ʻUluʻulu. Since 2009, the archive has expanded to over 68 donors and growing every day.

To date the collection includes:

Alan Amos
Alexander and Baldwin Sugar Museum 
Biographical Research Center
Bob Johnson
CLEAR (The Center for Labor Education and Research)
Cliff Watson
Daniel K. Inouye Congressional Collection
Don Ho
Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawai’i 
Gene Kois
George Cabral Sr. and George Cabral Jr.
Growing Old in a New Age
Hawai’i Advertising
   - Timothy Bradley
   - David G. Ford
Hawai’i Council for the Humanities
Hawai’i Craftsmen
Hawai’i Educational Film
   - Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
   - Claudia Chotzen
   - Department of Art and Art History-University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
   - Northwest Film Center
   - University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library
Hawai’i Home Movie 
   - Amona Family
   - Kaala Pat Ridley Jay
   - Sakamoto Family
   - Teramoto Family
   - Rike Weiss and Tanja Browne
   - Gentry Winston Wade
Hawai’i Public Broadcasting
Hawaiʻi Travelogue
   - Hawaii at It’s Best
   - Kerns Family
Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Electric Company
Hawaiian Legacy Foundation
Henry Ku’ualoha Giugni
‘Iolani Palace
Joe Fumio Konno
Juniroa Productions
Kamehameha Schools
Keith Kalani Akana
Making Waves Films
Mandy (Bowers) Blake
Meleanna Aluli Meyer
Michael Dooley
Mitsuo Aoki
Naomi Sodetani
Office of Hawaiian Affairs
PBS Hawai’i (KHET)
Pacific Islanders In Communications
Papa Ola Lokahi
Patricia Gillespie
Protect Kaho’olawe ‘Ohana
Ted Shibuya
Tom Coffman
Toyofuku Family
Tropical Visions Video
University of Hawai’i Student Video and Filmmakers' Association
University of Hawai’i West O’ahu Communications Department
Victoria Keith Productions

Please follow the links to find out more about our collection donors.