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The University of Hawaii at Manoa hosts a large number of digital collections. Most relate to the history and culture of Hawaii, but several are based on materials from and about Asia. Together, the collections showcase Hawaii’s diverse peoples and cultures and its relationship with other nations and territories throughout the Pacific.

The Center for Research Libraries provides access to a number of diverse digital collections on a variety of subjects. Topics include propaganda from the early years of the People’s Republic of China, slavery and emancipation in Mali, Chicago’s most prominent Polish language newspaper, Brazilian government documents, pamphlets from the French Revolution, and the history and culture of Southeast Asia.

This digital project presents over 3000 photographs taken from the holdings of the American Geographical Society Library (AGSL). This growing collection is currently strongest in its coverage of Asia and the Middle East. Users may be especially intrigued by the vivid and beautiful photos of Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, and North Korea.

This digital project is based on the historical phenomenon known as the Silk Road, which connected China with Eurasia and the Mediterranean for seventeen centuries of trade and cultural exchange. The collection provides access to a wide variety of sources including documents, maps, and artwork.

This digital collection focuses on the histories and cultures of Southeast Asia by providing access to images and texts related to the region. The collection is especially strong in its coverage of Laos and the Philippines.

This extensive digital collection provides access to a wide range of primary and secondary historical sources. Source types include documents, images, maps, and sound recordings. Subject matters range from local histories of Wisconsin to the histories and cultures of the United States, Europe, and Asia.

This collection highlights images of East Asian history and culture, focusing on China, Mongolia, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. Subjects covered include war, religion, and the challenges of rural and urban life.



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