Series 487 - Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association collection

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Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association collection


  • c. 1942 - 1974 (Creation)

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9 boxes

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(1895 -)

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The Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association was founded in 1895 as an unincorporated, voluntary organisation of sugar plantation owners in the Hawaiian Islands. Its objective was to promote the interests of its members and the development of the sugar industry in the islands. The HSPA conducted scientific studies and gathered records about the industry, campaigned to bring workers to Hawaii, opening offices in Manila, Vigan and Illocos Sur to recruit Filipino workers and provide them free passage to Hawaii. The association also lobbied for legislation, labor and immigration policies beneficial to the sugar industry in Hawaii. It is now known as the Hawaii Agriculture Research Center.

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Press clippings from Hawaiian and other US press on the Pacific Islands, articles and reports. The files are arranged by the following subjects: American Samoa, American Polynesia, Anglo-American Rivalry for Pacific Islands, Arno Atoll (Marshall Islands), the Bounty and genetics, Canton Island and Enderbury Island, Caroline Island, Christmas Island, Clipperton Island, Easter Island, Falcon Island, Fanning Island, Fiji, French Polynesia (Tahiti, Marquesas, Tuamotus, Australs), Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Hoorn Islands, Howland Island, Hull Island, Japanese Mandate Islands, Jarvis, Howland and Baker Islands, Johnston Island, Kapingamarangi Atoll, Kingman Reef, Lord Howe Island, Mangareva, Mariannas Island, Marquesas Islands, Marshall Islands (Kwajalein Island), Michener and the Pacific, Micronesia, Midway Island, Nauru and Ocean Island, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, New Zealand, Palau, Palmyra Island, Papua New Guinea, Pearl and Hermes Reef, Pitcairn Island, Ponape, Rose Island, Saipan and Tinian, Solomon Islands, Swains Island, Tonga, Torres Strait, US Trust Territory, Vostok Island, Wake Island, Washington Island, Western Samoa, World War II. Also loose press cuttings on Micronesia Independence, nuclear testing and strategic policy.


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Manoa Library, University of Hawai'i: HSPA Plantation Archives

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Entered from deposit description on 13 May 2013




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