UH Hilo Center for Maunakea Stewardship - Research Library

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This is a searchable catalog of publications about Maunakea, Hawaiʻi developed and maintained by the Center for Maunakea Stewardship. The online catalog includes bibliographic information from books, planning documents, environmental impact statements, and journal articles. Most of the items included in the catalog are available through the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System and/or the University of Hawaiʻi libraries, including the Mookini Library at UH Hilo.

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The Mitsuo Akiyama Archival Collection

The Mitsuo Akiyama Archival Collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, invitations, copies of programs, and other items related to the early development of astronomy on Maunakea, Hawaiʻi. Selected articles from the Hawaiʻi Tribune Herald were made available online through the generous support of the newspaper.

Mitsuo Akiyama, who was the Executive Director of the Hawaiʻi Chamber of Commerce, was instrumental in generating interest in and support of astronomy on Hawaiʻi Island. His collection was donated to the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo by Shizue Akiyama and family. Permission to make the Mr. Akiyama’s archival collection available online was granted by the family with the hope that the information may be useful to researchers, students, and others interested in the early develop of astronomy on Maunakea.