Dear Ms. Wilkinson,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series United States Diplomatic Records for Hawaii, 1853-1898 in the Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State (Record Group 84) that was created by the Department of State’s U.S. Legation, Hawaii and that might contain some relevant information. We also located the series Records of Conferences between the Hawaiian Commissioners and the Department of State, 2/4/1893-2/14/1893 and the series Memoranda of Conversations of the Secretary of State, 1893-1898 in the General Records of the Department of State (Record Group 59) that might also be useful for your research. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at email@example.com for access to and information about these records.
Next, we located the series Committee Papers, 1817-2011 and the series Petitions and Memorials, 1817-2000 in the Records of the U.S. Senate (Record Group 46) and the series Petitions and Memorials, 1807-1946 and the series Petitions and Memorials, 1825-1946 in the Records of the U.S. House of Representatives (Record Group 233) that all contain records related to Hawaii. These records have not been digitized. You may contact the Center for Legislative Archives (LL) at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with these and similar records.
For information about populations of Indigenous Hawaiians, you may also wish to explore Census Records.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2 and LL. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
You might also find some relevant information in historical newspapers. The Library of Congress’ Chronicling America website provides information about and access to a number of historical newspapers published in Hawaii. In addition, you might locate some useful resources by searching WorldCat.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!