skip navigation  The Library of Congress >> Research Centers
AFC Logo
The American Folklife Center
Connect with us:   Blog Blog  |  Facebook Facebook  |  Podcasts Podcasts   RSS RSS  | Video Webcasts
 home >> about the center >> folklife in your state >> hawaii
Variety of natural and synthetic dyed kapa
Variety of natural and synthetic dyed kapa, printed with ' ole kapala (bamboo stamps). Part of Hawaii's Local Legacies projects.


Among its diverse holdings of traditional American music and folklore, the American Folklife Center's collections include recordings of Native Hawaiian music collected on wax cylinders by Kenneth Emory and Helen Roberts; a series of radio broadcasts on Hawaiian music by KCCN; and recordings of cowboys (na paniolo) and immigrant ethnic cultural groups.


Finding Aid: View a complete list of our Hawaii collections.

Local Legacies: This project provides a "snapshot" of local culture as it was expressed in the year 2000. View Hawaii's Local Legacies projects.

Veterans History Project: Browse state collections from the Veterans History Project.

Songs of America: Browse an interactive state map for selected songs from the American Folklife Center’s collections, as well as songs from the Library’s Music Division and Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.


Gary Haleamau: Traditional Hawaiian music from Las Vegas (The Ninth Island). Recorded August 20, 2008. [catalog record] [event flyer and webcast]

Additional Resources

Educational Resources: View a list of educational materials related to Hawaii from A Teacher's Guide to Folklife Resources.

Folklife Resources: Find state folklife-related agencies, societies, archives, higher education programs, and more, in Folklife Sourcebook: A Directory of Folklife Resources in the United States.



  Back to Top


 home >> about the center >> folklife in your state >> hawaii

  The Library of Congress >> Research Centers
   May 15, 2015
Legal | External Link Disclaimer

Contact Us:
Ask a Librarian