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Individual Lives

Five Life Histories
Personal experiences and historical events are recalled by five individuals of diverse backgrounds. June 1983, 279 pages, 1 volume, photographs.

Hanahana: An Oral History Anthology of Hawai‘i’s Working People
A collection of life narratives based on twelve of COH’s oral history interviews. Featured are a plantation store employee, taro and rice farmer, airplane mechanic, boat builder, innkeeper, pineapple trimmer, storekeeper, homemaker, and sugar plantation workers. Published by COH and distributed by the University of Hawai‘i Press. November 1984, 178 pages, photographs.

I‘i/Brown Family: Oral Histories
Members of the I‘i/Brown family discuss social/historical changes observed at the family property at Waipi‘o, O‘ahu, as well as their early childhood, schooling, family relationships, ethnic identity, work history, daily life, and activities. March 1999, 162 pages, 1 volume, photographs.

An Oral History of Robert Richards Midkiff
Business leader and community builder Robert Richards Midkiff talks about his family, education, military service, business career, and community work. Appended to his interview transcript are copies of selected speeches and an article. July 2001, 99 pages, addenda, 1 volume, photograph.

An Oral History of Sidney Kosasa
Entrepreneur Sidney Kosasa, founder of ABC Stores, recalls his family, education, internment camp experience, pharmacy career, and drug and sundries retail businesses. February 2004, 123 pages, 1 volume, photograph.

Talking Hawai‘i’s Story: Oral Histories of an Island People
A collection that preserves Hawai‘i’s social and cultural history thorugh the narratives of the people who lived it—co-workers, neighbors, family members, and friends. An introduction and appendix are provided. May 2009, 313 pages, 1 volume, 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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