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Never forgotten

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
- Maya Angelou

Retiree memories are provided below. Contact us to submit a memory for posting.

Founding FRAUM Members

The first President and real organizer of FRAUHM was Wytze Gorter who died Sept. 24, 2004 -- see his obituary .

Dick Kosaki was the Chancellor who supported these efforts.

Other founders were Shirley and Bob Kamins, Mitz Aoki, John Craven and Sidney Townsley. They are still around and could contribute lively memories of the founding experiences.

A special thanks goes out Fredd Riggs, who was Professor Emeritus of Political Science, who developed and maintained the original version of this website.


FRAUM Tributes

During its founding year (1987), Wytze Gorter is reported as recommending: " the annual meeting we should note, with appropriate words and ceremony, the death of retired members of the faculty."

In the FRAUHM Newsletter, edited by Ralph Berger, obituaries of deceased colleagues are posted from time to time. It is fitting to publish tributes for the deceased that may range from brief obituaries to more extended commemorative remarks. As occasions arise, this space can also be used to record fond memories of deceased colleagues, or post links to their obituaries.


Retiree History

Center for Oral History

The Center for Oral History (COH), Social Science Research Institute, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, was established in 1976 by the Hawai‘i State Legislature. COH preserves the recollections of Hawai‘i’s people through oral interviews and disseminates oral history transcripts to researchers, students, and the general community. COH also develops books, articles, catalogs, brochures, photo displays, and videotapes based on oral histories, serves as a resource center for oral history materials, and trains groups and individuals in oral history research.

Center for Biographical Research

The Center for Biographical Research (CBR) of the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of life writing. Founded in 1976 and incorporated as a formal University Center in 1988, CBR is designed to facilitate and encourage the study and practice of biography in all its forms. Center programs include teaching, publication, and outreach activities, all directed toward expanding the understanding of biography. To fulfill this goal, the Center serves as a meeting place and forum for an international array of biographers, scholars, and students.

Additionally, CBR staff are available to consult with students, scholars, and the biographical community on their work in life writing.

CBR invites all members of the UH community to deposit their memoirs, published or unpublished, in its resource collection to be made available for interested researchers.


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