April 27, 2017

Today in History: Hawaii


Today in History–November 7–the Library of Congress features Hawaii, which ratified a state constitution on this day in 1950 (it officially became the 50th state on August 21, 1959). Find out more about the history and culture of the Crossroads of the Pacific by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more fabulous primary sources.

Hawaii stories from America’s Library

Oahu Railway

Hawaii primary source set

Hawaiian historical newspapers

Hawaii maps

Hawaii sheet music

Hawaii songs

Hawaii books & articles

Hawaii manuscripts & mixed materials

Hawaii images from American Memory

More Hawaii images

Hawaii Guide to Law Online

Hawaii legislation

Today in History: Air Raid on Pearl Harbor

Today in History: Duke Kahanamoku – Surfing & Swimming

Primary Source Spotlight: King Kamehameha

More U.S. state primary source collections

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