Archives of Past Events
Library Treasures Scholarships Fall 2020 Winners
On April 30, 2021, virtual presentations were given by the winners of the Fall 2020 Library Treasures Scholarships.
Susy Tekunan (PhD, Political Science), “Indonesian Chinese: Place and Identity”
Indonesia is the fourth largest country in the world, with more than 270 million people. Among many of its interesting political ups and downs, race relations is one of a lasting issue that determines political stability in the country. Indonesian Chinese are the largest minority with fragile relations with the majority of indigenous people. Indonesian nationals with Chinese ancestry continue to struggle to be recognized as contributing citizens and to have a place in the Indonesian society. Using resources from Hamilton Library’s Southeast Asia Collection, this paper investigates the effort that Indonesian Chinese have made over the generations to have the sense of space and place. There is a recent interesting development that members of non-Chinese civil society joined in the effort to bring Indonesian Chinese to have a better position in Indonesia. I found that the movements initiated by the indigenous majority are more effective than the efforts by the Chinese themselves.
Adrian E. Alarilla (PhD, History), “Situating Power: Kapangyarihan and Kagamhanan in twentieth century Filipino migrant epistolary documents in the Quezonian Papers”
Looking at the “Quezonian Papers on Filipinos in Hawaiʻi, 1914 to 1943” housed in Hamilton Library’s Hawaiian Collection, this research looks at how Filipino migrants positioned themselves vis-à-vis the Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association and the Philippine colonial government and its most prominent statesman at the time, Manuel L. Quezon. By looking at their letters and writings, it is possible to see how these early Filipino migrants were refiguring kinship and redefining power, nation and national authority.
Video Shorts Competition
Competition Winners in Academic Year 2018-2019
1st Place – MAGIS: A True Treasure
Jonas Gutzat, Yudai Kojima, Jacob Hensley
2nd Place – Kajadifu
3rd Place – Jean Charlot
Dezmond Applin, Keahi Delovio, Nicole Huber
Organizers & Contributors
This competition has been co-conceptualized and co-organized by the following faculty and librarians: Assistant Professor Brittany Biggs at the Academy for Creative Media; Assistant Professor Jose Ferreira at the Department of Art and Art History; Russian Bibilographer Patricia Polansky at Hamilton Library; Assistant Professor Scott E. Schimmel at the School of Communications; Access Services Librarian Jean Thoulag at Hamilton Library; and Professor Yuma Totani at the Department of History. Special credit goes to Professor Schimmel, whose expertise in filmmaking, know-hows in film competitions, student mentoring and judging, and handling of a multitude of ongoing backend management tasks, have been of critical importance for the success of this competition. Special thanks go also to Professor Biggs, who takes charge of designing the competition posters and student mentoring as well as judging; Jean Thoulag and Patricia Polansky, who help the students navigate the vast library collections; Lyn Nagoshi, Fiscal Specialist at Hamilton Library, who processes the awards; Daniel Ishimitsu, Web Developer at Hamilton Library, who manages the competition information on the Library’s website; and a number of other librarians, archivists, and staff at Hamilton Library, who have provided generous assistance. The following librarians have provided substantial help to the student competitors in the academic year of 2018-2019: Sachiko Iwabuchi, Okinawan Studies librarian; Margaret Joyce, cataloger with rare book background; Theodore Kwok, geospatial librarian; Jean Thoulag, on the filming of rare and miniature books; and Malia Van Heukelem, librarian of the Jean Charlot Collection.
- “A Glimpse into Everyday Life of Postwar North Korea”
Presented by Ellie Kim, Korean Studies Librarian
C. Harrison Kim, Assistant Professor in Korean History. Flyer
- “A Treasury of Prints in an Artist Archive: Jean Charlot Collection”
Presented by Malia Van Heukelem, Art Archivist and Curator of the Charlot Collection. November 5, 2019. Flyer
- “Periodic Encounters. Everyday Treasures. Critical Reflections.”
Presented by Kapena Shim, Hawaiʻi Specialist Librarian. September 10, 2019. Flyer
- “Journey Through the Natural Sciences in Hamilton Library’s Rare Book Collection”
Presented by Jan Sung, Chair of Hamilton Library Science and Technology Department and Patricia Brandes, Science Librarian for CTHAR. Guest Speaker: Sharon Harwood, President of the Windward Orchid Society. April 24, 2019. Flyer
- “What’s it worth to you? Treasuring Pacific Ephemera”
Stu Dawrs, Senior Librarian for the Pacific Collection, discussed the value of preserving elusive materials. February 20, 2019. Flyer
- “Borobudur: Paths to Enlightenment”
Presented by Paul Lavy, Associate Professor of Southeast & South Asian Art History and Southeast Asia Studies Librarian Rohayati Paseng. November 7, 2018. Flyer
“Borobudur: Path to Enlightenment” (3 videodiscs) is available at Hamilton Asia Reference, and can be also viewed as streaming video in three installments.
Streaming video of disc 1
Streaming video of disc 2
Streaming video of disc 3
- “Mapping of Asia: the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India and Beyond”
- “Hawley and Sakamaki: The Founding of UHM Ryukuan Studies”
Presented by Sachiko Iwabuchi, Okinawan Studies Librarian. Guest Speaker: Professor Manabu Yokoyama, a research fellow at the Ryusaku Tsunoda Center for Japanese Culture, Research Institute for Letters and Sciences, Waseda University. April 25, 2018. Flyer
For an overview of the collection, visit the Okinawa Special Collection website. To access the digitized items, go to the University of the Ryukyus Library Rykyu/Okinawa Special Collection Digital Archives.
- “For Boys and Girls Comrade! Children’s Books: For Fun And/or Politics.”
Presented by Jude Yang, Korean Studies Librarian, in partnership with the Asia Collection Department Librarians. March 7, 2018. Flyer
- “Orchids, Surgery, Astronomy and Poetry: A Peek into General Rare Collections at Hamilton Library.”
Presented by Deborah Dunn, Preservation Department Book Conservation Lab. December 6, 2017. Flyer
- “War, Languages, and Un/intended Consequences: From Diderot to after World War II.”
Presented by Tokiko Bazzell, Japan Studies Librarian, in partnership with Asia Collection Department librarians. November 1, 2017. Flyer
- “Spider and the Fly Pamphlet: The Role of Political Pamphlets and Posters in China and the Soviet Union in the 1920s to 1930s.”
Presented by Patricia Polansky, Russian Bibliographer, and Dongyun Ni, Chinese Studies Librarian, in partnership with the Asia Collection Department librarians. September 27, 2017. Flyer
Guest Lecture Series
- “Collecting in a Constrained Environment” by Richard Sousa, formerly Director of the Hoover Institution Library and Archives (2007-2012). November 9, 2018. Flyer