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
Reblog: Aloha ‘Oe — Kawaiahao Seminary Quartet
Amy Stillman's post on the Kawaiahaʻo Seminary's 1906 recording of Aloha ʻOe https://amykstillman.wordpress.com/2018/07/23/aloha-%CA%BBoe-kawaiahao-seminary-quartet/ https://youtu.be/ZnOYD7qixu8 To hear a modern choral presentation of the 1906 companion recording of "Kawaiahao" and learn the backstory to its rediscovery, please refer to a previous blog posting: Long lost mele: The Kawaiahaʻo school song and hula https://kawaiahaoseminary.wordpress.com/2023/01/29/lokawaiahaʻo-school-song/
“The Queen’s Jubilee” taught to the girls at Kawaiahaʻo Seminary by Liliʻuokalani and performed in 1892.
"In 1887 the Queen [then Princess] went to England to attend Queen Victoria's jubilee, and on the journey she composed the song, or rather the words, of "The Queen's Jubilee." These were set to a tune that was popular in European circles at the time, and upon the return of the royal party, the Queen … Continue reading “The Queen’s Jubilee” taught to the girls at Kawaiahaʻo Seminary by Liliʻuokalani and performed in 1892.
Reblog: Death of Annie Kaikioewa (Kawaiahaʻo Seminary Student 1868)
Annie Kaikioewa was educated at the Boarding School of Rev. J. W. Smith at Koloa, Kauai and the school of Daniel Dole at the same location. After that she was sent all the way here to Honolulu in 1868, to the Kawaiahao Girls’ Boarding School under Rev. Hiram Bingham and his sisters, the heads of … Continue reading Reblog: Death of Annie Kaikioewa (Kawaiahaʻo Seminary Student 1868)
Long lost mele: The Kawaiahaʻo school song and hula
It is poignant and right and yes, even righteous, that the girls of Kawaiaha‘o Seminary are remembered through hula. Because hula, this most cherished of Hawaiian art forms, was denied to those girls -- 100 years ago, in this place, not just at Kawaiaha‘o Seminary and Mid-Pacific but, in every school in Hawai‘i. There is … Continue reading Long lost mele: The Kawaiahaʻo school song and hula
Kawaiahaʻo Seminary Students Petition Against Lottery – 1892
Original copy of petition in government records for the Legislature in the Hawaiʻi State Archives.* Daily Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 30 November 1892, page 4. A bill to grant a lottery franchise sanctioned by the government was one of the most controversial and publicly debated issues during what turned out to be the final Legislative Session … Continue reading Kawaiahaʻo Seminary Students Petition Against Lottery – 1892