Come join us for this virtual “brown bag” to learn more about the work of Hula Preservation Society and find out what kinds of resources are available for research in the HPS Archive. In 2017, we became a partner with Papakilo Database to share resources online through this important repository of historically and culturally significant materials. We look forward to talking story with Kale Hannahs, Database Manager, as Papakilo celebrates 10 years of service! This event is free. To be in the Zoom room, please visit www.oha.org/papakilowebinar to register. You may also tune in on Facebook via the Office Of Hawaiian Affairs page.
Come join us as we talk-story with Kale Hannahs, Papakilo Database Manager, about the 20-year journey of HPS and the diverse resources HPS has made available online to date. We have been a collaborator with Papakilo since 2017, and HPS was the first partner to independently upload and manage our own resources in the repository. In this first of two programs, we will focus on our foundational materials—the kupuna oral histories—and share what is available online for research. This event is free. To be in the Zoom room, please visit www.oha.org/papakilowebinar to register. You may also tune in on Facebook via the Office Of Hawaiian Affairs page.
When the pandemic came to the islands in early 2000, HPS had to go into “reserve” mode like everyone else and immediately change our operations. We could no longer safely have our kūpuna come in and visit or volunteer, and our team began to work mostly dispersed. Our regular HPS Archive research visits and inquiries went online. As the year continued and onsite visits were still out of the question, we “pivoted” (everyone’s favorite word, right?) and held our first-ever virtual Archive Tour for the Special Libraries Association student chapter. It took three of us in three different locations in the Office and Archive to pull it off, but we did. Here’s a photo of us with the university students on the zoom call. We welcome your research inquiries and visits (virtually), so reach out and connect with us through email!
In June 2020, long-time volunteer, Auntie Winnie Wong Naihe, turned 88 years young. Every year, we would look forward to a grand birthday celebration at HPS with our team, volunteers, and Auntie’s extended family. Well, this time around, it was all about safely connecting however we could, sooooo… Zoom it was! Some of Auntie’s children and grandchildren joined in, along with members of our team. Too many to fit on one screen, but here’s a look at one iteration—Auntie is in the center box with her birthday lei. We first met Auntie Winnie in 2003 through her Kumu Kent Ghirard that we had the pleasure of interviewing starting in 2001. She was in his professional troupe, the Hula Nanis, in the early 1950s. They had a beautiful life through hula for the subsequent five decades until his passing in 2011. Last year, Auntie Winnie’s daughter, Ipo (in center box with mom), began to join her at the office, volunteering for HPS and bringing wonderful energy and aloha to the cause, just like her dedicated mom!