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Life Histories of Native Hawaiians
Nine individuals of Hawaiian ancestry, including a musician, nurse, entertainer, seaman, road worker, recreation organizer, cowboy, and schoolteachers, talk about their childhood experiences, cultural practices, and political involvements. November 1978, 488 pages, 1 volume, photographs.

Oral Histories of African Americans
Three women and seven men discuss family life, education, employment, segregation, racial violence, community life, political activities, and experiences in Hawai‘i. December 1990, 406 pages, 1 volume, photographs.

Uchinanchu: A History of Okinawans in Hawai‘i
The development of the Okinawan community in Hawai‘i is chronicled in articles and essays. Highlighted are life history narratives based on oral history interviews with first-generation Okinawans. Published by COH in cooperation with the United Okinawan Association of Hawai‘i. Distributed by the University of Hawai‘i Press. December 1981, 632 pages, photographs.

You’ll find COH transcripts and publications at Hawai‘i State Regional Libraries, University of Hawai‘i system libraries, Hawai‘i State Archives, and COH; and interview tapes at Hamilton Library, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.


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