Reading Room Display: "The Census in Hawaii, 1823-2010."
In observance of U.S. Census month, Hawaiian Collection librarian Dore Minatodani has created an exhibit on
's censuses. Hawai'i
Dore writes: "The U.S. Census Bureau first included
in its decennial census in 1900. Prior to that, censuses had been conducted in Hawai'i since the time of Umialiloa. Reports of such counts date back to the missionary censuses of 1831-32 and 1835-36, and appear in published reports in increasing detail, revealing increasingly sophisticated methodology, through the 19th century. Hawai'i
On exhibit are selections from theses reports, graphs depicting demographic trends in
, and a 1910 enumeration sheet listing the household members of Queen Liliuokalani's residence." Hawai'i
The exhibit will be on view throughout April in the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections reading room. For detailed information on materials relating to the history of the
Hawai'i census, see also Dore's online library guide, "Hawai'i Censuses."