I ka Mea Mahaloia WILLIAM McKINLEY; Peresidena, a me ka Aha Senate, o Amerika Huipuia.

Me ka Mahalo:—

No ka Mea, ua waiho ia aku imua o ka Aha Senate o Amerika Huipuia he Kuikahi no ka Hoohui aku ia Hawaii nei ia Amerika Huipuia i oleloia, no ka noonoooia ma kona kau mua iloko o Dekemaba, M. H. 1897; nolaila,

O Makou, na poe no lakou na inoa malalo iho, na Hawaii oiwi, a me na kupa makaainana a poe nooho hoi no ka Apana o …………………….Mokupuni o ……………………., he poe lala no ka Ahahui Hawaii Aloha o ko Hawaii Paeaina, a me na makaainana e ae i like ka manao makee me ko ka Ahahui i oleloia, ke kue aku nei me ka manao ikaika loa i ka hoohuiia aku o ko Hawaii Paeaina i oleloia ia Amerika Huipuia i oleloia ma kekahi ano a loina paha.






To His Excellency WILLIAM McKINLEY, President, and the Senate, of the United States of America.


Whereas, there has been submitted to the Senate of the United States of America a Treaty for the Annexation of the Hawaiian Islands to the said United States of America, for consideration at its regular session in December, A. D. 1897; therefore,

We, the undersigned, native Hawaiian subjects and residents of the District of …………………… Island of ……………………., who are members of the Hawaiian Patriotic Leagues of the Hawaiian Islands, and other citizens who are in sympathy with the said League earnestly protest against the annexation of the said Hawaiian Islands to the said United States of America in any form or shape.




This is the heading of the petitions protesting the annexation of Hawaii to the United States of America in the original language, and translated into English, and as per the instruction and direction coming from America, we waited patiently until this proper time.

Therefore, there is nothing for the lahui to be suspicious about, or to be wary when the voice from the sea beckons. Stand up and do what is pono for the land and the people.

The person who denies that of the Alii denies that of the Alii [this is probably a typo that should have read, “O ka mea hoole i ka ke Alii, ua hoole oia i ka ke Akua,” The person who denies that of the Alii denies that of God]. Listening and acting is the way to survival.

[Check here for the images of the anti-annexation petitions put up by the University of Hawaii, Hamilton Library, Hawaiian Collection.]

(Aloha Aina, 9/18/1897, p. 5)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke III, Helu 38, Aoao 5. Sepatemaba 18, 1897.

University of Hawaii Lei Day Queen, 1936.

Hilo Girl Is Lei Queen At University

Flanked by her six retainers, Esther Waihee, of Hilo, first freshman ever chosen lei queen of the University of Hawaii, is shown as she appeared ruling over the university Lei Day pageant. The girls are left to right, Puamana Akana, Ellen Stewart, Mele Aiona, Miss Waihee, Carol Ross, Rosalind Phillips and Kaliko Burgess.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 5/13/1936, p. 1)

Hilo Girl Is Lei Queen At University

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXI, Number 3, Aoao 1. Mei 13, 1936.

More maps from the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library, 1540–1994.

Restored Maps from the Flood of 2004.

This is a collection of just a few of the many maps which were damaged by the flooding of Hamilton Library back in 2004 and which were subsequently cleaned and restored. They feature maps of the world including some of Hawaii nei.

Maps, courtesy of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library, 1891–1906.

Dakin Fire Insurance Maps

Here are more helpful digital images put up by the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library System! They are fire insurance maps done at the turn of the century, and give you a better picture of what the streets of Honolulu looked like back then.

[It would be ideal if these maps could be unbound so that clearer images of the entire area could be made, not unlike the bound newspapers that i keep talking about…]

New Perspectives on the History of Kalaupapa, 2013.

[This talk by Anwei Skinsnes Law should be put on your calendar. There is so much more to discover about those sent to Kalaupapa and Kalawao, and also about those who were left behind. Much of the first and second-hand accounts can be found within the pages of the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers!]

More English-language Hawaii papers to be searchable online! 2012.

The UH Manoa Library has received $265,018 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to digitize and upload the predecessor newspapers of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on the Chronicling America website.  The publications are:
Pacific Commercial Advertiser (1856-1921)
Honolulu Star-Bulletin (1917-1922)