Visits to HPS
We welcome visitors onsite to our office and Archive in Kāneʻohe, Oʻahu! Please contact us about in-person appointments at least a week in advance. In this way, we can confirm a schedule that ensures everyone’s safety and availability. We also invite virtual research appointments and consultations at any time, for those who may not be able to visit.
To schedule a visit or virtual appointment, please submit our Archive Inquiry Form.
Research Inquiries & Viewing Materials
The Archive is a relatively new branch of HPS, and materials are continually being processed, cataloged, and inventoried. We welcome your inquiries, and we will do our best to assist you. We hold deep reverence for the elders who have shared their lives with us, and the community members who have entrusted us with their treasured items. We ask those who interact with materials to do so with integrity, respect, and aloha for our elders and their generosity.
We have found that most research and general inquiries and can be handled remotely, which is helpful if you are not on the island of O‘ahu or simply prefer that avenue. To get started, please submit this Archive Inquiry Form. Provide as much information as possible up front in order to help our team determine the best ways to assist you. Please allow 2 business days (Mon-Fri) for us to respond to your inquiry.
HPS archival materials can be viewed in-person onsite by appointment or possibly remotely. A select set of materials (exs. photos, transcripts, edited video clips, footage lists, and finding aids) can be found through our Online Resources. Remote access to off-line materials in the HPS Archive will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Depending on the situation, we may need to request a processing fee for in-depth research, retrieval, and/or preparation of materials for your use. Such information will be communicated upfront.
Permission for Use of Materials
Materials accessible through our Online Resources can be used for educational purposes only and must be used “as is” without alteration or manipulation. We kindly ask that you acknowledge Hula Preservation Society as the source of these materials. No additional permissions required.
Archival materials that are not yet available online may be identified through the Inquiry process. Permissions can also be requested of these resources. Please note that research, processing, and/or use fees may apply. This is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Those seeking commercial use for any materials must contact the HPS Archive for an Application for Use of Materials.