Our Collections

The University of Hawaiʻi Law Library's Archive preserves and makes accessible material significant to the legal history of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.

This database allows researchers to do online searches across our collections. Visit the Access  page for instructions on how to search and access the full collections.

Notice: Our repository does not necessarily hold the copyrights, privacy permissions or releases, or publicity rights to all the items in our collections. Although the archives are accessible for educational, non-commercial purposes under the Fair Use Copyright Act, it is the researchers' obligation to determine the copyright status and holders, meet all holder requirements and honor restrictions.

These are the collections currently available for access:

Samuel P. King Collection Finding Aid

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Made possible with funding support from the Hawaii Council for the Humanities. Custodial History The William S. Richardson School of Law Archive...

William S. Richardson School of Law Faculty Publications Archive Finding Aid


The William S. Richardson School of Law Faculty Publications Archive collects, organizes, and preserves material published by faculty members of the School,...

Pacific Islands Committee Archive Finding Aid

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Administrative History The Pacific Islands Committee is one of several committees of the Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit of the U.S....

H-3 Litigation Finding Aid

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Scope and Content The H-3 Litigation Archive documents the case surrounding the development of the H-3 Freeway that cuts through the...

William S. Richardson School of Law Historical Archives Finding Aid


Introduction The Law School History Archive preserves and makes available documents and ephemera relating to the history of the formation of...

William S. Richardson School of Law Awards Finding Aid


This lists various awards and memorabilia received by W.S. Richardson faculty and students for their participation in competitions or merit...

Hawaiʻi Government Documents

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This collection features government documents and laws relating to Hawaiʻi.  

Hawaiʻi 1968-1978 Constitutional Convention Archives

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Scope and Content This collection includes scrapbooks from the 1968 and 1978 Hawaiʻi Constitutional Convention (Con Con).  Administrative History The 1968 Con Con...

Jon Van Dyke Collection Finding Aid


Special acknowledgements goes to Hawaiʻi Council for Humanities for their funding and support for the processing of this collection. Also,...

Attorney Myer C. Symonds Collection

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Introduction This collection includes biographical and professional papers of Myer C. Symonds who worked with Harriet Bouslog as the attorneys of...

Richard Kanter Collection

Biographical Note Richard S. Kanter received his J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1975. He was a member of the...