The Russian Collections are housed in Hamilton Library. Reflecting the university’s curricular and research priorities, Asia and the Pacific regions figure prominently. We have special collections of Russian imprints from China and other Asian countries, as well as, Russians who worked on sugar plantations.
Maps, Aerial Photographs, and GIS
MAGIS contains the largest collection of cartographic materials in Hawaiʻi with over 300,000 items, including early to modern maps, aerial photography, and geospatial data. Emphasis is on Hawaiʻi, Asia, and the Pacific. A GIS lab is available for working with GIS data, spatial analysis, and data visualization.
University Archives and Manuscript Collections
The University Archives and Manuscript Collections include UH records, Congressional papers, manuscript collections, and other special collections. The materials document UH history, the political views of the state's members of Congress and their constituents, and the history, culture, and politics of Hawaiʻi.
The Jean Charlot Collection is an extensive archive of artist papers relating to the artist and writer Jean Charlot (1898-1979. His first fresco mural in Hawaii, Relation of Man and Nature in Old Hawaii, pictured in part here, was completed in 1949 for Bachman Hall. Photograph by Phil Spalding, III (detail).
The Skamaki/Hawley Collection
One of the special collections in the Okinawa Collection is the Sakamaki/Hawley Collection. It contains many materials dating from the 1400s to the 1960s about the Ryukyus and Okinawa. Frank Hawley collected over 2,000 items during his 30 years of living in Japan. The collection is closed and access is available only to scholars conducting significant research.