Hawaiian-language Newspaper Resources

Dozens of newspapers were published in Hawaiian between 1834 and 1949 and were read by an avid and highly literate public.

For years, Hawaiian language newspapers languished unread. Ho‘olaupa‘i is an ambitious attempt to bring these newspapers accessible to the public through the use of modern technology.

The newspaper pages are individually digitally scanned. The next step is OCR, or optical character recognition, which produces searchable text files from the scanned images. After being reviewed by experts, these files are uploaded to www.nupepa.org, where they can be explored by interested people all over the world.

Ho‘olaupa‘i is a cooperative project between Alu Like, Hale Kuamo‘o, and the Bishop Museum.

Ho‘olaupa‘i maintains hundreds of pages of scanned newspapers including articles, headlines and even advertisements.

Ho‘olaupa‘i: Hawaiian Newspaper Resource
Primary Contact Information:
1525 Bernice St
Honolulu, HI 96817

Ho‘olaupa‘i is also made possible with the kind and generous support of the following organizations:

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