Hawaiian Journal of History, Vol. 50 (2016)

From Portraits of Kalaupapa Residents by Father Joseph Julliotte, SS.CC. from this issue. Fathers and Brothers of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary missioned to the Kalaupapa Settlement. Pictured left to right: Brother Sylvanus Van Volsem, Brother Aloysius (Louis) Leisen, Father Wendelin Mollers, Father Paul-Marie (Joseph) Julliotte, Brother Severin Baltes, and Brother Laurence Bergmans at the grave of Father Damien De Veuster, Kalawao, Molokai, 1902. Collection of Congregation of the Sacred Hearts U.S. Province.

In the Notes & Queries section in volume 50 of the Hawaiian Journal of History author Stuart W.H. Ching writes about a collection of glass plate negatives housed  within St. Patrick Monastery in Honolulu.

…This archives contains the collective memory of a religious congregation of priests and lay brothers. Its members were the first Roman Catholic missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands, arriving in 1827. Historical records and visual images found in the Sacred Hearts provincial archives document the Congregation’s personnel and activities as well and that of the communities in which they served. Kalaupapa was one such community for which the Sacred Hearts Congregation left a written and visual record.

Other featured articles include:

  • A Vow Remembered: Lawrence M. Judd and His Pledge to Kalaupapa, by Fred E. Woods
  • Some Traditional Native Hawaiian Bird Hunting Practices
    on Hawai‘i Island, by Noah Gomes
  • The 1873 Election in Hawai‘i between Prince William Charles Lunalilo and the Other Candidate, by Tiffany Ing-Tsai
  • Marcel Monnier’s Portrayal of Hawaiians in Un printemps sur le Pacifique, by Marla Arbach
  • The Private Sorrows of the Overthrow, by Ralph Thomas Kam
  • Harriet Bouslog: Labor Attorney and “Champagne Socialist,” by Barbara J. Falk
  • Jeeps, Communists, and Quonset Huts: World War II Surplus Disposal in the Territory of Hawai‘i, by Gwen Sinclair

Find the full text of the issue at Project MUSE

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Published annually since 1967, the Journal presents original articles on the history of Hawai‘i, Polynesia, and the Pacific area as well as book reviews and an annual bibliography of publications related to Island history.


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