Research Reports

From time to time, Hawaiian Mission Houses staff or contractors will produce research reports that will be accessible through this link. Please check back often to see what new research has been added.

Thomas Woods, Awaiaulu, No Ke Kalaiaina: a Hawaiian Mission Houses Research Project (Honolulu, Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, 2018). This project explores the beginnings of constitutional monarchy in Hawai`i. William Richards was hired by King Kamehameha III to teach the ali`i (chiefs) about politcal economy. The text was written for this purpose and only recently translated into English.

    No Ke Kalaiaina, original text written by William Richards and published by
    Lahainaluna Press, 1839

    "The Purpose and Origins of No Ke Kalaiaina and William Richards' Seminar for the Ali`i,
     Leading to Hawai`i's 1839 Bill of Rights and 1840 Constitution" by Thomas A. Woods, Ph.D.


    No Ke Kalaiaina, English translation by Awaiaulu            



Thomas A. Woods, Michael Smola, Betty Lou Kam, Domestic Arts Textiles, Domesticity, Education, and Meaning, (Honolulu, Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, 2015). This publication was created for the Domestic Arts Room of the 1821 Mission House and funded by the Hawai`i Council for the Humanities.

     “Missionary and Native Hawaiian Attitudes Toward Sexuality and Clothing”
     by Thomas A. Woods, Ph.D., Executive Director
  
     “19th Century Women's Education” by Michael Smola, Curator of Programs 

     “Fabrics of Change Domestic Arts in the Hawaiian Islands” by Betty Lou Kam, Guest Curator

Thomas A. Woods, Albert J. Schütz, John Kalei Laimana, Jr. Bedroom Annex | Print Shop , Language , Literacy, and Meaning,  (Honolulu, Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, 2017). This publication was created for the Bedroom Annex | Print Shop of Hawaiian Mission Houses and funded by the Hawai`i Council for the Humanities.

     "Perspectives on the Past"by Thomas A. Woods, Ph.D., Executive Director

     "‘O-pu-kaha‘ia, Missionaries in Hawai‘i, and Noah Webster: Connections and Puzzles to Solve"
     by Albert J. Schütz, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, University of Hawai‘i at Ma-noa

     "Hawaiians Begin Learning the Palapala"
     by John Kalei Laimana, Jr.