Archival Organization & Digitization
We are home to the largest collection of Lānaʻi-focused archival materials in the world. As stewards of our island's history and culture, we understand our responsibility to keep our collections safe, organized, and ultimately, accessible.
Our community is a diverse one, and our collections are representative of the island’s natural history, native Hawaiian culture, ranching era, diverse populations who built the pineapple plantation and the community we live in today. The artifacts and documents we care for have traditional, cultural, historical, and artistic value to the people of Lānaʻi and include a growing collection of 40,000+ items, including: indigenous and historic artifacts, letters , photographs, maps, historical papers, oral history recordings, and textiles. Lānaʻi CHC is the only community organization on island caring for our archival resources, which preserve the story of our island and its people.
Our archival program is an ongoing one and includes the continued organization and digitization of our collections so that more information might be made available for those who are interested in learning more about our rich history. We rely on the support of grantors, donors, and volunteers to ensure our collections continue to receive the care they deserve.
Ongoing digitization and care for our archival collections allowed us to develop our first ever virtual exhibit focused on plantation life on Lānaʻi. Check out the exhibit here!