1864 An Online Archives for Kawaiahaʻo Female Seminary — LAUNCHED

This is an independent blog and fledgling volunteer effort to create an online archives for the history of Kawaiaha’o Female Seminary.  Despite a school history that spans over 55 years (roughly 1864 to 1920), there is no curated archival repository for the Seminary-- materials are scattered at institutions throughout Hawaiʻi and the continental US and … Continue reading 1864 An Online Archives for Kawaiahaʻo Female Seminary — LAUNCHED

Kawaiahaʻo Seminary: The Melting Pot – National Geographic February 1924

The February 1924 edition of The National Geographic Magazine was wholly dedicated to "The Hawaiian Islands" and included a photograph captioned "Thirty-Two Girls, Each of a Different Race and Racial Combination, All Attending Kawaiahao Seminary, Honolulu: A Striking Illustration of the Mixture of Races That is Taking Place in Hawaii.” Notes & Queries: The Hawaiian … Continue reading Kawaiahaʻo Seminary: The Melting Pot – National Geographic February 1924

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hōʻike i ka manaʻo -- to make a commenthoʻonīnau -- to question Please comment when you visit and read blog posts -- it will help immensely with knowing what posts are of interest and the things that people are looking for. This blog is still a no-frills volunteer effort using the free platform provided by … Continue reading Please leave a comment when you visit — over 500 views and counting.

Earliest Known Photograph of Kawaiahaʻo Seminary circa 1868

The Hawaiʻi State Archives has made a high resolution digital image available at https://digitalarchives.hawaii.gov/item/ark:70111/1zcT Lydia Bingham on the front steps? Most likely. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FHawaiiStateArchives%2Fposts%2F302475167830448&show_text=true&width=500 Next door to the Clark home was the old printing office and bindery, built in 1835. It had been the scene of large enterprises, notably the printing of the Bible in Hawaiian, … Continue reading Earliest Known Photograph of Kawaiahaʻo Seminary circa 1868

1883 Kawaiahaʻo Seminary Anniversary Program reported in newspaper

Daily Honolulu Press, 23 June 1883 Graduate: Julie N. Kawewehi Other pupils named: Kanohopono Panee, Georgiana Williams, Rebecca Davis, Sarah Kalei, Anna Opunui, Emily Opunui, Alvena Wiebke, Mary Kinney, Elizabeth Lahaina, Lillie Mitchell, Ella Bridges, Maria Needham, Miriam Iona, Sarah Kanohokai, May Manu, Mary Lahaina, Emily Wallace, Mary Bridges, Kekula Malaihi, Emma Kaai, Rachael Maluae, … Continue reading 1883 Kawaiahaʻo Seminary Anniversary Program reported in newspaper

Alumna: Princess Miriam Likelike

Today, January 13th is the birthday of Princess Miriam Likelike. One of its most prominent alumnae, she attended the Seminary during the tenure of the Bingham sisters. During her lifetime, she frequently attended the Seminary's public examinations, programs, and concerts. She was the patron of the First Division of the Lili‘uokalani Educational Society which supported … Continue reading Alumna: Princess Miriam Likelike

Hawaiʻi’s Female Seminaries

In addition to Kawaiahaʻo Seminary, there were several other mission-supported schools for girls on Oʻahu, Maui, and Hawaiʻi islands; most shorter-lived than Kawaiahaʻo (with the exceptions of Kohala and Maunaolu). Records for all of these girls' school are scattered, sparse, and have no single curated institutional home. Name of School  Dates  Notes:Founders & Other AssociatesHilo … Continue reading Hawaiʻi’s Female Seminaries