The HMCS Library collections focus on the Missionary Period in Hawaiian history and contain over 12,000 printed volumes and over 250 linear feet of manuscript material, including:
• Hawaiian-language imprints produced on the missionary press • Micronesian and Marquesan language books, including Bibles • Microfilms of missionary journals and letters • Missionary journals, written in their own hand • Manuscripts • Photographs of missionaries and their homes and churches. Also of Hawaiian ali´i. • Art-on-paper. Many missionaries were proficient in art, and some of their work has survived. • Pamphlets related to missionary work and everyday lives • To search our published works, go to our online catalog.
T. Twigg Smith, Charles Black, Rev. Akaka, Annie Kanahele, and Rev. Terpstra present Gov. John Burns with a copy of the Missionary Album (Sept. 1969)
Listen as Betty Alexander shares her experience working on the Missionary Album