On-line access is now available for the first of the Portuguese-language newspapers that are targets of the Hawaiian Historical Society’s current newspaper preservation project. The project goal is to create good microfilm copies of the newspapers for preservation; to make digitized copies freely accessible on line for research; and to undertake the best possible preservation for the original papers.
The first of the papers to become available on line is Aurora Hawaiiana (Hawaiian Dawn), a four-page weekly issued in Honolulu under the editorship of J.M. de Freitas. Aurora Hawaiiana was the second Portuguese-language newspaper published in the Islands. The on-line collection consists of eighty-five issues dated between August 3, 1889, and March 28, 1891. The papers can be read and downloaded through the University of Hawai‘i’s open-access digital repository at http://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/31855.