HSPA Plantation Archives are unavailable May 11 through approx. mid-July.
ACCESS TO THE
The HSPA Plantation Archives is available for use by UHM students, faculty
and staff, and the general public. Access to the Plantation Archives is
by appointment only. For your planning purposes, note that the Plantation
Archives is available for use in the reading room of the UHM Library's
Special Collections, generally within the hours of 10:00 am to 4:30 pm,
Monday through Friday. Be sure to check the Special
Collections web pages for exceptions to these hours, and to check
the UHM Library's
web pages for building hours during holidays and interim periods.
SUBMITTING A REQUEST
Before submitting a request for access to materials in the Plantation
Archives, researchers will be expected to:
- Review informational pages (see About
the Plantation Archives, Use
and Access, and Frequently Asked Questions)
and appropriate plantations' registers and finding aids (see Plantations
and Finding Aids). A paper copy of the Plantation Archives registers
and finding aids is available in the Special Collections reading room.
- Consult with a Special Collections librarian to determine
if HSPA is the appropriate resource for your research project. Contact
us by visiting the Special Collections reference desk, or by e-mailing
email@example.com or calling (808) 956-8264.
After doing the above, researchers may fill out a request
form and submit it to Special Collections, at our reference desk,
or by e-mail or fax. Researchers who are submitting their requests by
e-mail or fax should submit their requests to the address or number provided
by the librarian with whom they are consulting.
Retrieval time for requests may be up to 48 hours. Someone at Special
Collections will contact researchers to set an appointment day/time.
ABOUT YOUR APPOINTMENT
If you need to cancel your appointment to use HSPA, please let us know.
If you need to postpone your appointment, please contact us to reschedule.
All materials held for appointments not kept or not rescheduled will be
reshelved. After that, requests will need to be resubmitted and appointments
rescheduled; retrieval will again take up to 48 hours. (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
tel.: (808) 956-8264)
USING THE PLANTATION ARCHIVES
Requested materials are held at the circulation counter of Special Collections.
Researchers will need to present a photo ID (e.g. UH library card, drivers
license, state ID, passport, student ID), which will be held at the circulation
counter while materials are being used. Researchers are allowed to use
one folder or item from their request at a time, and are asked to use
a pencil when taking notes. All materials are to be used only in the reading
room of Special Collections; no materials may leave the reading room.
See Frequently Asked Questions for further information.
Materials in the Plantation Archives are organized by sugar company.
Each sugar company has its own register and finding aid. The register
contains a history of the company or companies involved, a scope and
contents note describing the strengths and weaknesses of that group,
and a general outline summarizing the records in each series. The finding
aid provides a more detailed listing of the contents of the sugar company's
archive. This detailed listing provides information at the level of
the folder or volume. See Plantations and
Finding Aids for a list of the sugar companies covered in the Plantation
Archive, and for access to each sugar company's register and finding
A paper copy of the Plantation Archives registers and finding aids
is available in the Special Collections reading room.