Five Women’s Dormitories in 1929 Honolulu

In previous TL posts, we have considered—directly and indirectly—the role housing has played in the lives of UH students and the community at large. Earlier posts have discussed how students wrote about Chinatown and Kaka‘ako, neighborhoods that existed on the brink of poverty with poor housing stock and sometimes dire living conditions. Leading up to…

Where you stay?: Locals, Teachers, and Local Teachers

“Residential Distribution of Public School Teachers, 1931-32” An article that appeared in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on August 25, 1932 reported that “Teachers Live Away from Homes of School Children.”  The article showed a chart that supported this gripping news and reported the following facts: The majority of teachers lived in Nu‘uanu, Makiki, Mānoa, Waikīkī and…