University Archives and Manuscripts is the public interface for University records, Congressional papers, manuscript collections, and other special collections. It collects, preserves, and documents UH history, the personal papers of several of the state’s members of Congress, and the history, culture, and politics of Hawai’i.
The Asia Collection is the most significant collection of Asian materials in the State of Hawai’i and in the Pacific. It dates from 1920, when the Board of Regents established the Japanese Department at the University of Hawai’i (UH).
Located in Hamilton Library in The Harry C. & Nee-Chang Wong Audiovisual Center contains a wide range of audiovisual media including CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes, videotapes, laser discs, phono discs, and the equipment to play them on.
- Digital Collections
The Digital Collections include historical and cultural material that has been scanned and made available online. These collections feature scanned material from several collections and departments at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa Library.
Located throughout Hamilton Library, the general collection includes materials that fall within the broad categories of humanities, sciences, social sciences, business, and technology. Materials collected include books, journals, and reference items in electronic and print formats.
- Government Documents
This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access is guaranteed by public law (Title 44 United States Code). The UHM Library is also a depository for United Nations documents.
- Hawaiian and Pacific
The Hawaiian & Pacific Collections are internationally recognized research collections. We collect material in all formats, languages, subjects, academic levels and eras, within the geographic scope of Hawaiʻi and the broader regions of Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia.
- Jean Charlot
An extensive archive of art works and documents relating to the artist and writer Jean Charlot (1898-1979) and to other artists, intellectuals, and friends he worked with or knew in his long career in France, Mexico, the mainland United States, and Hawai’i.
- Maps, Aerial Photographs, and GIS (MAGIS)
MAGIS contains the largest collection of cartographic materials in Hawaii with over 300,000 items, including early to modern maps, aerial photography, and geospatial data. Emphasis is on Hawaii, Asia, and the Pacific. A GIS lab is available for working with GIS data, spatial analysis, and data visualization.
The Music Collection contains music scores, books about music, music dictionaries and other reference tools, and music-related CD-ROM databases.
Russian materials are located throughout Hamilton Library. The first books were added in 1910, and now consist of roughly 60,000 volumes of Russian area books, serials, and microform holdings.