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ZPA-283690-22

Kona Historical Society (Captain Cook, HI 96704-0398)
Julie Kamiyama (Project Director: May 2021 to July 2022)
Kuulani Auld (Project Director: July 2022 to present)
Kona Historical Society Photograph Collection Digitization and Public Access Project

The creation of a Collections Assistant position to increase the collections department’s capacity to catalog, digitize, house, and store a photograph collection documenting Hawaiian local history that is not currently accessible to the public. 

The Kona Historical Society (KHS) seeks to hire a Collections Assistant to support the work of the Collections Manager; doing the work of cataloging, digitizing, housing, and storing the Society’s photograph collection and making the collection safely accessible to the public through online initiatives. The KHS photo collection is back logged and in need of processing and digitizing. Hiring a Collections Assistant to focus specifically on the photo collection portion of the archives would enable KHS to move forward in making photographs accessible and searchable for the public and researchers of Kona history.

Project fields:
Cultural History; History, Other; Immigration History

Program:
ARP-Organizations (Preservation-related)

Division:
Agency-wide Projects

Totals:
$50,000 (approved)
$50,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2021 – 9/30/2022


PG-280754-21

Kona Historical Society (Captain Cook, HI 96704-0398)
Julie Kamiyama (Project Director: January 2021 to present)
Preservation and Access to Collections: Storage Improvements

Purchase of storage materials and installation of shelves, racks, and housings of collections, which consist of historical photographs, unpublished diaries, journals, letters, family records and memorabilia, land documents, and selected Kona newspapers and articles. With appropriate storage, the Kona Historical Society would organize, catalogue, and arrange its collections better, both for staff members and for outside researchers. Based on a previous preservation needs assessment funded by NEH, the current work plan addresses the preservation needs of a backlog of material currently in an overcrowded storage space and inappropriate housing. Kona Historical Society collections consist of two main historic sites, a museum, library, and archives. The institution and its collections have played a vital role in the maintaining and promoting of regional history and vanishing cultural traditions.

The funding will support the implementation of the storage, processing and rehousing recommendations presented in the Preservations Needs Assessment conducted by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts. The funds will be used to purchase storage furniture and preservation supplies, recommended in a Needs Assessment to ensure the preservation and accessibility to Kona Historical Society’s (KHS) collections. Currently there is a backlog in the accessioning and hosing of donations that date back to 2008. Hundreds of objects, documents, photographs, and books are being stored in acidic banker boxes uncatalogued, unaccessioned and not tracked. This backlog has occurred due to the inefficient use of space and lack of archival materials. This lack of storage units and appropriate containers perpetuates the backlog and makes a large portion of the collection inaccessible to both staff and researchers.

Project fields:
History, Other; Interdisciplinary Studies, General; Social Sciences, Other

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2021 – 8/31/2022


PG-51442-11

Kona Historical Society (Captain Cook, HI 96704-0398)
Jill R. Olson (Project Director: May 2010 to October 2012)
Jean Greenwell Library and Archives: A Preservation Plan for Archival Materials

The hiring of a consultant to develop a plan to process a backlog of archival materials, as well as the purchase of a hygrothermograph to complete the upgrade of the facility's environmental monitoring system. The Jean Greenwell Library and Archives' collection contains photographs, books, archival records, films, audiotapes, and objects documenting the coffee industry and agricultural development in Kona. The applicant maintains two National Registry of Historic Place sites: the H.N. Greenwell Store founded in 1870 and the D. Uchida Farm (Kona Coffee Living History Farm) started in 1913.

The funding will support the preparation of a plan for processing the substantial backlog of archival materials, a critical priority in the Society's 2005 CAP Conservation Plan. The funds will provide a consultant to assess the materials and develop a plan to prioritize and process them. The assessment will also determine if any materials do not pertain to the Society's mission, so they can be separated and removed from the collection. The Grant will also provide funds to purchase a hygrothermgraph to replace the existing machine that has been non-functioning for two years. Early this year the Society received funding to replace is aged HVAC/Dehumidifier unit, and the new hygrothermograph will complete the upgrade of the archive's climate control equipment.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$5,773 (approved)
$5,773 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012


GM-50478-05

Kona Historical Society (Captain Cook, HI 96704-0398)
Jill R. Olson (Project Director: February 2005 to December 2009)
Kona Historic Ranch and Store

Implementation of a living history interpretation, exhibitions, a website, a publication, and public programs interpreting the 19th-century Greenwell General Store and ranch on the island of Hawaii.

Project fields:
American Studies

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$266,500 (approved)
$266,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2005 – 6/30/2009


GM-30058-02

Kona Historical Society (Captain Cook, HI 96704-0398)
Jill R. Olson (Project Director: November 2001 to March 2005)
Kona Historic Ranch and Store Project

Planning to develop the interpretive framework for a reconstructed Hawaiian ranch and historic general store.

Project fields:
Museum Studies or Historical Preservation

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2002 – 7/31/2004


GM-26340-01

Kona Historical Society (Captain Cook, HI 96704-0398)
Jill R. Olson (Project Director: April 2001 to March 2003)
Kona Historical Ranch and Store Project

Consultation for exhibits, living history demonstrations, and interpretive panels to interpret a Kona mercantile store and ranch as representative of the confluence of international influences in Hawaii.

Project fields:
U.S. Regional Studies

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2001 – 8/31/2002


CH-20460-98

Kona Historical Society (Captain Cook, HI 96704-0398)
Jill R. Olson (Project Director: May 1997 to May 2002)
Challenge Grant for Historic Uchida Coffee Farm

To support purchase of land, construction of an access road and a building for orientation exhibitions, endowment for a key humanities position, and fundraising costs.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Challenge Grants

Division:
Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (offered)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1996 – 8/31/2001


GM-25789-97

Kona Historical Society (Captain Cook, HI 96704-0398)
Sheree Chase (Project Director: December 1996 to September 2000)
Implementation of the Kona Coffee Farm

To support conservation and living history interpretation of an early 20th-century coffee farm on the island of Hawai'i that was once owned and operated by an immigrant Japanese family.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$201,130 (approved)
$201,130 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1997 – 12/31/1999


GM-25375-95

Kona Historical Society (Captain Cook, HI 96704-0398)
Sheree Chase (Project Director: June 1994 to December 1997)
Planning for a Kona Coffee Farm of the 1930s

To support planning for the interpretation of a Japanese American coffee farm in Kona, Hawaii.

Project fields:
Asian American Studies; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$45,000 (approved)
$45,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1995 – 6/30/1997


GM-24308-90

Kona Historical Society (Captain Cook, HI 96704-0398)
Jill R. Olson (Project Director: December 1989 to July 1993)
Self-Study of the Collections and Interpretive Programs

To support a self-study that will enhance future public humanities programming.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$19,900 (approved)
$19,900 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/1990 – 12/31/1992