Pacific American Foundation
Log Number: NH-250454-OLS-21
The Pacific American Foundation will develop a comprehensive searchable database focused on federal efforts to colonize five remote islands in the Pacific leading up to World War II (1935–1942). The project will highlight the contributions and sacrifices made by Native Hawaiian colonists, known collectively as Hui Panalāʻau. The Hui Panalāʻau Digital Collection will provide access to primary and secondary source documents, film footage, oral history recordings, and photographs housed at seven public and private repositories in Honolulu and the National Archives. The goal is to connect Native Hawaiian youth, families, communities, students, and researchers to a range of resources documenting the Hui Panalāʻau story.