Visits to HPS
While the pandemic has impacted HPS, we still welcome visitors onsite to Kāneʻohe, Oʻahu, but we kindly ask that you contact us at least one week in advance. In this way, we can confirm a schedule that ensures everyone’s safety and availability.
We hold deep reverence the elders and community members who have entrusted their materials to HPS’s care. We ask those who visit HPS and interact with the archival materials to please bring your highest regard and integrity to the engagement.
The Archive is a relatively new branch of HPS, and materials are continually being processed, catalogued, and inventoried, but we welcome your inquiries! Please complete and submit the Research Inquiry Form to begin the process by email.
We have found that most research appointments can be handled remotely, which is helpful if you are not on the island of O‘ahu or would just prefer that avenue, so feel free to reach out and request a virtual meeting with our Archive Team. We are often able to share materials remotely as well, and while fees may apply if extensive research, prep time, or digitization are required for your request, rest assured that each inquiry is handled individually and with the utmost care. We look forward to assisting you as much as we are able!
Request for Use
You may request use of HPS’s archival resources in your projects, whether they be educational, academic, community-based, or commercial. Please complete and submit the Application for Use of Materials Form by email if you know what you are requesting use of, as you will need to provide specifics on requested materials and the project intended for. If use is approved, a Terms of Agreement letter will be provided. Please note that usage or processing fees may apply.
If you are unsure what to request, we suggest you submit a Research Inquiry Form and we can assist you.