Arthur Goodfriend Papers

In his lifetime, Dr. Arthur Goodfriend (1907-1998) played many different roles: artist, author, soldier, journalist, diplomat, academic, and educator. From the age of 21 onwards Goodfriend created journals to capture his thoughts and experiences.

Arthur Goodfriend was both an observer and participant in a significant number of critical periods in history. His roughly 35 journals contain first-hand accounting of these events and are accompanied by original illustrations.  These journals are a unique record of the 20th century and Goodfriend’s ninety years within it, with all of his personal “scraps” meticulously recorded.

All of Goodriend’s journals, publications, papers, and supporting materials are housed in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library.

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