- c.1942-1974 (Creation)
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The first successful commercial sugar plantation was established on Kauai, Hawaii in 1835. Since this time the sugar industry has been a significant part of the Hawaiian economy and had a significant impact on the course of Hawaii's history. The Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association (HSPA) was founded in 1895 as an unincorporated, voluntary organization of sugar plantation owners in the Hawaiian Islands. Its objective was to promote the mutual benefits of its members and the development of the sugar industry in the islands. It conducted scientific studies and gathered accurate records about the sugar industry.
The HSPA also actively campaigned to bring workers to Hawaii. The Association opened offices in Manila, Vigan and Ilocos Sur to recruit Filipino workers and provide them free passage to Hawaii. The HSPA became a powerful organization reaching as far as Washington, D.C., where it successfully lobbied for legislation and labor and immigration policies beneficial to the sugar industry of Hawaii.
The Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association archives were donated to the Manoa Library, University of Hawaii in 1995. The archives are held in the Hawaii and Special Collections section of the Hamilton Library at the University of Hawaii, see: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~speccoll/hawaiihspa.html.
CONTENTS This microfilm consists of press cuttings files from the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association archive. The cuttings are mainly from the Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Hilo Tribune-Herald. Other sources include: Pacific Science Association Information Bulletin, Christian Science Monitor, New York Times. Most of the files include a list of “cross references” to published articles and books.
Reel 1 – HSPA 1-2
Reel 2 – HSPA 2-23
Reel 3 – HSPA 24-29
Reel 4 – HSPA 29.1-52
Reel 5 – HSPA 53-98
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- Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association (Creation)