Hawaiʻi Congressional Papers Collection

Representative Spark Matsunaga campaign event, 1968-10-02The Hawaiʻi Congressional Papers Collection (HCPC) comprises the papers of Hawaiʻi delegates to the U.S. Congress since statehood in 1959 to the present. The papers of members of Congress offer a window into the legislative process and into the political views of members of Congress and their constituents.

The papers held by the HCPC include those of U.S. Senator Hiram L. Fong, U.S. Representative Thomas P. Gill, U.S. Senator Spark M. Matsunaga, U.S. Representative Ed Case, and U.S. Representative Patricia F. Saiki, U.S. Representative Neil Abercrombie, U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka, and the U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye. The papers of Representative Case and Senator Akaka are currently closed to the public.

Small collections of memorabilia from Territorial Delegate John A. Burns, U.S. Senator Oren E. Long, and U.S. Representative Patsy Mink are also housed in the collection, as well as a small collection of born-digital material from U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard.

The Hawaiʻi Congressional Papers Collection can be accessed in the John Troup Moir Jr. & Gertrude M.F. Moir Archives Reading Room on the fifth floor of the Hamilton Library addition.

If you have any questions about the Hawaiʻi Congressional Papers Collection, please contact Congressional Papers Archivist Dawn Sueoka at

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NEW for 2019: UH Mānoa Library is launching a new, online catalog for archival materials to make searching for relevant collections easier!  This catalog currently has information on selected archival materials from the University Archives and Manuscript Collections, from the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections, and from the Charlot Collection.  The catalog is a work in progress, and we will continue to improve and expand existing collection records—as well as add information about additional collections—as time goes on.

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