Mapping the Territory

RASRL Flyer Final

Mapping the Territory  features material from the Romanzo Adams Social Research Laboratory (RASRL) Collection.  This Collection was named for Romanzo Adams who founded the Department of Sociology and studied race and race relations in the Territory from 1920 to 1942. These maps are community studies and illustrate streets, neighborhood, or towns.  Other maps focus on specific social problems or issues. All the maps, in some way or another, deal with race and ethnic diversity, and all were meant to measure and document how local communities evolved during an important era of social change.

The RASRL Collection is part of  the University Archives and is housed in the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library.  For more information, email or call 808-956-6047.

Bowing Pau copy

Ka Palapala 1932

University of Hawai‘i Library Archives & Manuscripts: Sherman Seki and Asako Shiba
Preservation Department: Deborah Dunn, Christine Takata, Malia Van Heukelem
Hawaiian & Pacific Collections: Dore Minadotani
Also Joy Emoto, Charise Michelsen, Dainan Skeem, Lynn Davis

Additional researchers
Michael Kirk-Kuwaye for his research on and write up of Ōla‘a Village
Background research by Jesse Otto on Kahuku and Reimi Davidson on Pālama

Moir exhibit design
Erica Calegari

Web design
Greg Kuwaye

UHM Campus Center Graphics
Monica Woolsey