Mission

‘Ulu‘ulu: The Henry Ku‘ualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawai‘i aims to perpetuate and share the rich moving image heritage of Hawai‘i through the preservation of film and videotape related to the history and culture of Native Hawaiians and the people of Hawai‘i.

Guiding Principles

We are the caretakers of the materials in our collections and are dedicated to their safety and preservation to ensure their availability for future generations.

We believe in the sharing of information and making our collections and digital resources accessible to all for research and learning.

We respect the rights and privacy of researchers; of the creators of collection materials; and of the individuals whose images and voices are represented in our holdings.

We are committed to the appropriate cultural use of materials with Native Hawaiian content.

We strive to serve patrons, researchers, our co-workers and the public with courtesy, respect and professionalism.

We achieve our mission through

Cataloging

We use content management software specifically designed for audiovisual materials to create a searchable database of collection items and all associated metadata. 

Preservation

We clean and stabilize the physical collection items for safe long-term storage in a climate-controlled environment. We digitize videotapes and films to create digital preservation files that are stored and administered on remote servers.

Access

We provide access to our catalog and to digital video files for research purposes via our Website and in our offices at the UH West Oʻahu Library.