Interview with Adam A. "Bud" Smyser, session 1 of 3 (6/8/1990)

Interview with Adam A. "Bud" Smyser conducted by Michi Kodama-Nishimoto and Daniel W. Tuttle, Jr. on June 8, 1990 at the KHET studio in Honolulu, Oʻahu as part of the Hawaiʻi Political History Documentation Project. Newspaper editor remembers Hawaiʻi in the 1940s and the changes he observed with the political shifts in the 1950s. Also recorded are his insights on community and political leaders, including his employers, Riley Allen and Joe Farrington. Topics include reporting on the Pearl Harbor attack and the America First organization when WWII broke out; differences in editorial content between the Star-Bulletin and the Advertiser newspapers; treatment of Japanese in the newspapers after Pearl Harbor attack; Star-Bulletin's pro-statehood and pro-union stance; political situation and rallies in Hawaiʻi in the 1940s. Interview spans 5 videotapes. Transcript is available

Languages: English


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