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What's it worth to you? Treasuring Pacific Ephemera

3 PM, Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Hamilton Library Room 306

Light refreshments will be served.

Stu Dawrs, Senior Librarian for the Pacific Collection, will discuss the value of preserving elusive materials.  The Hawaiian & Pacific Collections at the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Library have comprehensive collection development policies -- meaning that, for more than a century, librarians have been gathering together material in all languages, from all time periods, on virtually all subject matters and in nearly all formats. These broad parameters have yielded what are generally considered to be the world's largest and most complete collections of library and archival materials related to Hawaiʻi and the island nations of the Pacific. This includes ephemeral items that were meant for free (or cheap) distribution and were in most cases not meant to last. Among other items on display will be the Ondobondo Poster Poems, a series of posters created in Papua New Guinea in late1979 and early 1980.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Hamilton Library 306

Event Organizer

Daniel Ishimitsu

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