UHWO statehood project gets $350,000 grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $350,000 grant to the University of West Oahu’s Uluulu: The Henry Kuualoha Moving Image Archive of Hawaii to support its project “20th Century Hawaii: Moving Images from Territory to Statehood.”

What You Need To Know

    • NEH grant projects include historic collections, exhibitions, documentaries, humanities infrastructure, scholarly research and curriculum projects
    • “20th Century Hawaii” is a three-year project set to begin in Sept. 2022 and involves the digitization of 890 audiovisual assets spanning eight collections that document Hawaiian history and culture from the 1920s to 2000s
    • Uluulu will digitize motion picture film reels and videotapes from its holdings to explore the “varying degrees of reactions and repercussions” for the Native Hawaiian and Japanese American populations in the march to statehood
  • Material will be drawn from It includes material from Juniroa Productions, 442nd Legacy Center, Katsugo Miho, Samuel P. King, Making Waves Films, Hawaiʻi People’s Fund, and Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities

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