Hawaii Department of Accounting and General Services

Log Number: MN-249818-OMS-21

The Hawaii State Archives will improve the preservation and accessibility of its collection of negatives documenting the history, heritage, and culture of Native Hawaiians. The project team will digitize over 22,000 fragile and deteriorating 19th and early 20th century negatives, many of which have been pulled from public access due to damage and signs of severe deterioration. The digital images will live in a freely accessible, centralized, bi-lingual (‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi–Hawaiian Language–and English), searchable online public access database. Two Hawaiian language graduate student interns will assist with digitization work and transcribing descriptive metadata.