Aloha and Welcome to the Hawaiian Mission Houses Digital Collections.
There are multiple ways to see the collections of the Hawaiian Mission Children's Society Library (HMCSL) located at the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives. We have many digital collections available to view online on this site. You can navigate the site using the menu on the left side of the screen and the search bar.
Video guide on viewing the digital collections.
One way to see the online catalog of our on-site collections is through our LibraryWorld account. To access it, type "HMCS Library" in the "Library" field and click "Sign in" (you don't need a password). This will allow you to search our library and collections. You can also view descriptions of our Manuscript Collection / Finding Aids.
Video guide on viewing the online catalog.
View our video guides in 'Ōlelo Hawai'i.
Current Projects and Upcoming Events
The Hawaiian Mission Houses received the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) FY2020 Native Hawaiian Library Services Grant. This project involves organizing and transcribing the letters apart of the Names File Collection of the Hawaiian Evangelical Association Archives.
Hawaii Evangelical Association (HEA), the forerunner of what is now known as the Hawaii Conference United Church of Christ (HCUCC).
View the HEA Names File Collection.
View the website dedicated to the He lau nā moʻolelo: Hawaiian Evangelical Association (HEA) Names File Collection Project.
Setting up a researcher visit
Our reading room is located at the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives. To set up a research visit or ask any questions regarding the library and archives, please email [email protected].
*Photograph from Film Negatives collection N-0283 - Mission Historical Library: taken by Honolulu Advertiser, 4/52. Photograph.
Ali'i Letters Project
The "Ali'i Letters Project" is a digital exhibit by the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives curated in collaboration with Awaiaulu Foundation and Awaiaulu Executive Director, Puakea Nogelmeier. This exhibit is a product of a project that digitized, transcribed, translated, and annotated over 200 letters written by 33 Ali'i.