Hawaiian-Language Books

Hawaiian texts from mission and government presses dating from 1823. This collection of Hawaiian-language books includes hymnals, religious tracts, and school texts translated into Hawaiian and printed by the missionaries for use in teaching the Hawaiian people. There are also a small number of texts in other Pacific languages.

A published bibliography includes the holdings of the Hawaiian Historical Society as well as thirty-five other libraries and collections: Hawaiian Language Imprints, 1822–1899, A Bibliography, compiled by B. Judd, J. Bell, and C. Murdoch, Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society and University Press of Hawaii, 1978.