National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Hawaii Grants

NHPRC Grants by State and Territory


  • Entries span the dates of projects funded in that state since 1976.
  • Each list is categorized by:
    1. Records Projects
    2. Publications Projects
  • Each award is identified in parentheses by the year of the award and grant number.

These Hawaii grants span 1976 - 2010.

Records Projects

Hawaii State Archives, Honolulu, HI
$72,500 to support a planning project for establishing a digital state archives. (RE10030-10)

Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI
$149,750 to support a two year project to preserve through digitization 1,734 audio recordings that document Hawaiian cultural traditions, language, and history. (RP50005-08)

Hawaii State Archives, Honolulu, HI
$4,260 to support administrative expenses of the State Historical Records Advisory Board.

The Outdoor Circle, Honolulu, HI
$40,222 for its project to survey the organization's records; arrange, describe, preserve, and make accessible those records with legal and historical value; and establish a records management plan and retention schedule for the records. (2003-004)

Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association, Aiea, HI
$26,140 to preserve and make available the business records of Hawaiian sugar plantations dating from 1870 to 1960. The sugar plantations dominated the economic, political, and social life of Hawaii during this 90-year period. (87-101)

Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Honolulu, HI
$150,000 for a two-year regrant program to promote the surveying and collecting of ethnic records in Hawaii, the nation's most ethnically diverse state. The project will be administered in cooperation with the Hawaii State Historical Records Advisory Board. (87-081)

Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Honolulu, HI
$5,000 for consultation on the survey and accessioning of Hawaiian historical and genealogical records. (85-141)

Hawaii State Historical Records Advisory Board, Honolulu, HI
$15,815 to analyze the current condition of historical records in the state, identify problems, frame potential solutions, and outline actions that can be taken now and in the future. (81-113)

Hawaiian Mission Children's Society, Honolulu, HI
$7,850 to microfilm the society's Missionary Letters Collection, consisting of personal correspondence of American Protestant missionaries to Hawaii, ca. 1820-1900. (81-084)

State of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
$5,000 to deacidify, mend, and encapsulate 19th-century maps in the State Survey Office. The maps confirm boundaries, roads, shorelines, and geographical features. (80-077)

Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI
$9,820 for a cooperative program to transfer 21, 000 nitrate-base photographic negatives in the collections of seven Hawaiian institutions to safety-base film. The collections form a photographic record of Hawaii, ca. 1845 to the present. (77-033)

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
$3,864 to microfilm, for preservation and research, the records of the Hutchinson Mill Plantation Company, one of the most complete sets of records of Hawaii's sugar plantation industry. (76-074)

Subtotal (Records Projects) $ 490,221

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Publications Projects

Hawaiian Historical Society, Honolulu, HI
$8,293 for the Diaries of David Lawrence Gregg: An American Diplomat in Hawaii, 1853-1858. (1977)
Project Completed

Subtotal (Publications Projects) $ 8,293

TOTAL $ 498,541

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