WHO/WHAT: Dr. Robert Huey, professor of Japanese Literature, will present “Uncovering the Sakamaki-Hawley Collection.” In an ongoing collaboration between UH and the University of the Ryukyus, roughly half of the collection’s items have been digitized and are viewable on the UR library website. This presentation will introduce the UR website, then focus on several items in the collection.
Hamilton Library’s Asia Collection is home to the world-renowned Sakamaki-Hawley Collection containing over 5,000 items, most of which are Ryukyu and Okinawa source materials from 1400s to the 1960s. The collection is an integral part of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s library treasures, thanks to Frank Hawley and Dr. Shunzo Sakamaki. Hawley (1906-1961) was an English journalist and an avid book collector with personal ties with Japan. Sakamaki (1906-1973) was a professor of history at UHM and is regarded as the “Father of Ryukyuan Studies.”
WHEN/WHERE: Friday, Oct. 25, 3:30 – 5 p.m., at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Moore Hall 258.