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MN-245533-OMS-20

Hula Preservation Society
Fiscal Year: 
2020
Award: 
$99,981.00
City: 
Kaneohe
State: 
HI
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services

The Hula Preservation Society will provide access to a collection of primary source digital learning resources in partnership with the University of Hawaii system and the Hawaiʻi State Public Library. The society will complete full transcripts of oral history interviews with 25 individual native elders and five elder-based public panel discussions, totaling 150 hours of primary source materials and 7,000 pages of word-for-word dialog. The project will provide access for the first time to oral history resources that exist nowhere else, created over the last 20 years with the goal of sharing the memories, songs, and dances of Kumu Hula and native elders with future generations. The society will make these new digital learning resources widely and freely available online through its website and its partner networks.