Interview with Adam A. "Bud" Smyser, session 2 of 3 (6/15/1990)

Interview with Adam A. "Bud" Smyser conducted by Michi Kodama-Nishimoto and Daniel W. Tuttle, Jr. on June 15, 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. Topics include the Star-Bulletin newspaper's relationship with governors Samuel King, and Stainback; his recollection of the political influence of Gregg Sinclair of the University of Hawaiʻi, Fred Ohrt of the Honolulu Board of Water Supply; political heavyweights Mayor Johnny Wilson, Frank Fasi, Hiram Fong, Hebden Porteus, Elmer Cravalho; political prominence of the Dillingham family; communist party in Hawaiʻi in the 1940s and its ties to the ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union). Interview spans 3 videotapes. Transcript is available

Languages: English


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