What’s Outside the Frame

Maps are an important part of the ephemera of the RASRL Collection. The maps were, as far as we know, created by students to accompany research papers. Sometimes there is a map with no paper; sometimes there is a paper with no map. Standing alone, then, they require interpretation and invite speculation about what they…

Community Forces in Hawai‘i

The University of Hawai‘i Romanzo Adams Social Research Laboratory (RASRL) Collection contains an extensive body of student papers on urban Honolulu and rural Hawai‘i communities during the Territorial Era and beyond. The best papers offer intimate and often vibrant portraits of life in communities – plantations on all islands, urban slum areas, middle-class neighborhoods, as…